November 29, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO - It was bad enough the Clippers didn't have All-Star point guard Chris Paul because of a strained right hamstring. But then they lost the rest of their starting backcourt when J.J. Redick suffered a sprained right wrist in the second quarter after a hard fall on the court from a collision with the Sacramento Kings' 270-pound center DeMarcus Cousins. The Clippers then showed some resolve to withstand their injuries and the always tough Kings to pull out a 104-98 overtime victory Friday night at Sleep Train Arena.
November 27, 2013 |
Blake Griffin said the bursa sac in his swollen right elbow was drained after Sunday's game against the Chicago Bulls at Staples Center. Griffin had the same elbow drained last season. "It's still a little big," Griffin said Tuesday. "But they put some anti-inflammatory fluid in there. It should go down in the next couple of days. " Griffin said he was told that it wouldn't be a good idea to have surgery on the bursa sac right now. "If you do, there's an increased chance of arthritis," Griffin said.
November 24, 2013 |
Junior quarterback Blake Barnett of Corona Santiago has committed to Notre Dame, Scout.com reported . Barnett has been one of the best running-passing quarterbacks in the Southland this season. He passed for 2,039 yards and 20 touchdowns and ran for 624 yards and 12 touchdowns. He's 6 feet 4, 195 pounds. Eric.email@example.com
November 21, 2013 |
OKLAHOMA CITY - The challenge for the Clippers on Thursday night was to keep playing when they weren't at their best and to keep playing even though they were facing a tough Oklahoma City team. That turned out to be too tall of an order for the Clippers, who dropped a 105-91 decision to the Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Clippers never led. BOX SCORE: Oklahoma City 105, Clippers 91 They fell behind by 11 points in the first quarter, 13 in the second, 11 in the third and 15 in the fourth.
November 20, 2013 |
Kobe Bryant is seven months into his recovery from a torn Achilles' tendon, but how did he advance so quickly from lying on a training table to being a productive player at Lakers practice? "I didn't expect him to do this much this quick," center Pau Gasol said Wednesday. "I guess I didn't have a chance to see what he's been able to do on his own. " Bryant practiced Wednesday for a second consecutive day but was not expected to play Friday against Golden State, Coach Mike D'Antoni said.
November 17, 2013 |
When it became clear Blake Griffin wasn't injured in the third quarter, the Clippers felt much better about their chances of beating a short-handed Brooklyn Nets team Saturday night at Staples Center. Griffin had a strong game throughout, collecting a double-double with 30 points and 12 rebounds in helping the Clippers to a 110-103 victory over the Nets. Chris Paul struggled most of the game, but he produced his 10th consecutive double-double, scoring 12 points and handing out 13 assists.