| Nov 24, 2013
The Clippers escaped this time, but barely, heaving a sigh of relief when a missed jumper by DeMarcus Cousins off an inbounds play sealed their 103-102 victory over the Sacramento Kings at Staples Center on Saturday.
At some point their defensive...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 11:39 PM
SACRAMENTO — The cow bell crowd came to beg some more for NBA attention, maybe the last Kings' game to be contested on this prairie before a move to Seattle.
But there was the real possibility the energy in this graveyard might raise the Kings...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 8:08 PM
The first real test of the Doc Rivers era has appeared, and it can appropriately be described in less than 140 characters.
Can the new Clippers coach practice the same toughness that he preaches?
Less than a month into his first season as the...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 12:39 PM
For the Clippers, a funny thing happened on the way to a run-and-shoot, razzle-and-dazzle victory Wednesday night over a very good run-and-shoot, razzle-and-dazzle team, the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Matt Barnes got in a fight and got thrown out. And...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 7:42 PM
As we head into 2014, sports remains our guiding light.
On these pages, we read daily about the good, the bad and the ugly, and we haven't even gotten to Dennis Rodman yet.
None of what we digest on the Web, or each morning in the paper, is...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 11:00 PM
The Clippers have now sold out 92 straight home games with Saturday night's playoff victory in Staples Center.
I have always thought it fascinating that there are 19,060 Clippers fans in all of Southern California and every one of them goes to every home...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 8:40 PM
Less than a month ago, there were many reasons to highlight Friday's schedule on the NBA calendar and look forward to the Lakers facing the Clippers.
Kobe Bryant was nearing full stride after returning from an Achilles' tendon injury. Chris Paul was his...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 4:57 PM
The last Clippers fans saw of DeAndre Jordan, he was making his usual fourth-quarter playoff moves.
Turning his head to watch teammates run up the court. Readjusting in his seat whenever the urge struck. Standing up during timeouts.
It's tough to earn...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Chris Paul is one player. Doc Rivers is a culture.
Blake Griffin elicits wide-eyed awe. Doc Rivers elicits real expectation.
Clipper Nation is built on the unrelenting hope of fans in the shadows. Doc Rivers doesn't settle for hope, and that cloud...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 9:12 PM
Blake Griffin and I were discussing the statue that one day will be standing outside Staples Center.
As we talked, we struggled initially to make a connection.
Bless his big heart, it wasn't until he realized we were talking about him rather than a...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 11:28 PM
It is not only the picking-and-rolling and alley-and-ooping that have made the Clippers the NBA's best imitation of the Flying Wallendas.
It is also Mr. Poetry in Motion, Jamal Crawford.
He is usually their sixth man, but he has played his way lots...