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October 10, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
Clippers All-Star forward Blake Griffin suffered a bone bruise in his left knee during Wednesday night's intra-squad scrimmage. The team said Griffin got a precautionary MRI Wednesday night that showed no structural damage to the knee. Griffin didn't practice Thursday, and there is no timetable for his return to practice. Griffin was injured while driving to the basket after he was fouled by Lou Admundson. Griffin stayed down on the court for a while before getting up to shoot two free throws.
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April 27, 2014 | By Barry Stavro
For all the Donald Sterling issues surrounding the team, the Clippers still have a critical game to play Sunday -- and several gambling sites have them as slight, two-point favorites in Game 4 of their playoff series against the Golden State Warriors. The Clippers squeaked out a 98-96 win in Oakland on Thursday to take a 2-1 lead in the series against the Warriors. But the Clippers have lost 15 of 18 games against the Warriors in the Bay Area. BetUS.com expects a big game from Blake Griffin, with his over-and-under in combined points scored and rebounds at 36 in Game 4. The gaming site also expects a big contribution from Stephen Curry, setting his points scored over-and-under at 23-1/2 for the Warriors' All-Star point guard.
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March 28, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
Blake Griffin has impressed enough basketball pundits this season that he is being considered as a candidate for the NBA's most valuable player award. Griffin is in the conversation along with Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant and Miami's LeBron James. Dallas Coach Rick Carlisle, whose Mavericks lost to the Clippers on Thursday, has taken notice of Griffin's play this season. “He's having a monster year,” Carlisle said. “And he's playing at a high level. Those are usually the two ingredients that gets you in that conversation.
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April 27, 2014 | By John Cherwa
Blame it on missed shots. Blame it on it being a game the Clippers didn't have to win. Or blame it on the Donald Sterling distraction. But wherever you place the blame, the realization is this first-round playoff is now a best-of-three series. The Golden State Warriors pretty easily dominated the Clippers, 118-97, at Oracle Arena in Oakland on Sunday afternoon. The best-of-seven series is now tied, 2-2. Game 5 will be Tuesday night at Staples Center. If the series goes to a deciding seventh game it will be Saturday at Staples.
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September 24, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
Clippers All-Star forward Blake Griffin announced on Monday that he and former USC basketball player Brynn Cameron have had a baby boy named Ford Wilson Cameron-Griffin. “We are very happy to have a healthy baby, but respectfully request to keep our personal affairs private and let us focus on parenting our son,” Griffin said in a statement to The Times. Griffin and the Clippers will have their media day next Monday at the team's practice facility and then head to San Diego for the start of training camp the next day on the campus of UC San Diego.
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November 26, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
Blake Griffin said he had the bursa sac in his right elbow drained after Sunday's game against the Chicago Bulls at Staples Center. Griffin's swollen elbow was really noticeable when the Clippers played at Oklahoma City last Thursday night. It's an injury Griffin said he has dealt with every year he has been in the NBA. “It's still a little big,” Griffin said after practice 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 thing to have surgery on the bursa sac right now. “If you do, there's an increased chance of arthritis,” Griffin said.
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December 17, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
In nine games this month, Blake Griffin has done something highly unusual and perhaps unprecedented in his career -- he's averaged 84.2% from the free-throw line. It's quite a stat for a 6-foot-10 power forward who has a career average of 61.6% from the line. After the Clippers' 115-92 win Monday over the San Antonio Spurs, Griffin said his recent foul-shot success has had a big effect on how he plays. "It's a confidence thing for me," he said. "Going up there and feeling like you're going to hit every single one, not being worried about getting fouled at any point in the game.
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April 5, 2012 | By Mark Medina
One leap, one forearm shove and one powerful dunk Blake Griffin threw down quickly sent Pau Gasol to the floor. Before he had even time to process becoming the latest victim on Griffin's dunk posters, Gasol's first instinct involved arguing with you-know-who. "I was on my [butt], I woke up, I stood up and told the referee I had a ... forearm on my face, on my throat," Gasol said after the Lakers' 113-108 victory Wednesday over the Clippers. "That's something that needs to be looked at. " The officials hardly listened.
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October 4, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
Never mind the knee surgery that Blake Griffin had over the summer. Let's just say that it hasn't slowed him down too much. At an open Clippers practice at USC's Galen Center on Wednesday evening, Griffin made sure to re-reserve his regular spot on "SportsCenter. " Here's a breakdown of our favorite dunks, which can be seen in the video above: On one play, he stole the ball, took it cross-court, then threw the ball off the glass and rebounded it with a two-handed jam. There was also a 360-degree spinning dunk and a one-handed jam. Griffin sustained torn cartilage in his left knee on July 11, an injury that prevented him from participating in the London Olympics.
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May 6, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
After the Clippers beat the Memphis Grizzlies, 87-86, in Game 3 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series, Chris Paul's son sat in his father's lap as the All-Star point guard was interviewed by reporters. Paul was asked about a fourth-quarter sequence in which he dished the ball to Blake Griffin, who made a huge slam dunk with less than two minutes remaining to put the Clippers up by four, 84-80. "I just know I got into the lane," Paul said. "I saw the two guys looking at me and I saw Blake [Griffin]
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April 27, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
Matt Kemp woke up Sunday morning to suddenly find himself linked to the Donald Sterling scandal, as TMZ released another audio clip said to be of the Clippers owner speaking to his girlfriend. In the recording, the man purported to be Sterling voices displeasure about the woman's Instagram pictures of her with African Americans, including Kemp. “Racism is kind of old, for real,” Kemp said. “Honestly, I just feel sorry for him, that he feels that way about African American people.” Kemp is friends with Clippers players Blake Griffin and Chris Paul.
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April 26, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
SAN FRANCISCO - As the Clippers were preparing for Game 4 of their first-round playoff series against the Golden State Warriors, they found themselves also having to deal with allegations that Clippers owner Donald Sterling made racist comments about African Americans. Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, who were the only Clippers players who spoke with the media after practice Saturday, both stuck with the theme that they were "focused" on playing Sunday and were only "here to talk about the Golden State Warriors.
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April 25, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
Nick Young finished the season as the Lakers' top scorer, at 17.9 points a game, but he also led the team in a less impressive category -- technical fouls. Through 64 games, Young collected nine technicals, placing him in the top 25 in the NBA. Blake Griffin (Clippers) and DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings) led the league with 16 apiece, both serving one-game suspensions. Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder) avoided suspension with 15. No other Laker came close to Young's nine.
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April 25, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
Here are five takeaways from the Clippers' breathless 98-96 victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series Thursday night at Oracle Arena. The win gave the Clippers a 2-1 lead in the series: 1. Blake Griffin is on track to be the most valuable player of this series. The Clippers forward has 83 points in 91 minutes, even taking into account his Game 1 clunker in which he fouled out in only 19 minutes of play. He is powerful, efficient and has turned his one perceived weakness -- jump shooting -- into a strength, repeatedly making big baskets to curb the Warriors' furious comeback in Game 3. Griffin's 32-point effort -- on 15-of-25 shooting, no less -- made him the first Clipper to score 30 or more points in consecutive playoff games since Elton Brand did so in four consecutive games during the 2006 playoffs.
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April 24, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
OAKLAND -- At some point, Clippers Coach Doc Rivers told his players repeatedly this season, they were going to have to win a playoff game on the road. That time came Thursday night for the Clippers in Game 3 of the Western Conference first-round playoff series against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. The Clippers made that stand behind another monster game from Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan's strong all-round effort and a tremendous three-point defensive performance that pushed them to a thrilling 98-96 victory over the Warriors.
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April 24, 2014 | By John Cherwa
The Clippers gained back the home-court advantage in their first-round playoff series against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night with a 98-96 victory at Oracle Arena in Oakland. The win gives the Clippers a 2-1 advantage in the best-of-seven series. Game 4 is Sunday afternoon in Oakland. Tweets from https://twitter.com/latimessports/lists/clippers It should have been easier, given an 18-point lead in the third quarter, but the Clippers averted a last second shot by Stephen Curry to gain the win. In the end, the keys to the Clippers' win were DeAndre Jorda,n who had 14 points with an outstanding 22 rebounds.
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December 27, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
It wasn't until late Thursday night that Blake Griffin responded to the NBA's decision from earlier in the day in which the league stated that the Clippers forward shouldn't have been ejected from Wednesday night's game against the Golden State Warriors. Griffin, who doesn't talk to the media before games, said the NBA's ruling made little difference because it couldn't change the fact that he was in the locker room and unable to help the Clippers down the stretch in a 105-103 loss to the Warriors.
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December 28, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
OK, this wasn't quite Mozgov Part II. How about Mozgov-ian? Celtics rookie forward Jared Sullinger gamely tried to prevent a Blake Griffin dunk with a hard foul, receiving a flagrant foul 1 for his trouble in the third quarter of the latest Clippers' victory. For those with short memories, Griffin, in his rookie season, pretty much got on the NBA map with his signature dunk over a rookie center, Timofey Mozgov, then with the Knicks. The date? Nov. 20, 2010. It made for some fun things to write about -- once it became clear Mozgov remained intact.
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April 24, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
OAKLAND -- The Clippers walked into an angry beehive, thousands of folks wearing bright yellow T-shirts and surrounding them with a roaring buzz. The Clippers walked into a building that is adjacent to the home of the Oakland Raiders and feels every bit like a Raiders end zone, the Black Hole, only deeper. In their first road game of this postseason Thursday night, the Clippers found themselves engulfed by screaming and booing and chanting Oracle Arena fans and a Golden State Warriors team that mirrored every bit of their desperation.
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April 24, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
OAKLAND - Golden State's shots kept bouncing off the rim. Some nicked the front, others clanged off the side and still others caromed high off the back. It only seemed as though DeAndre Jordan was there to grab every rebound. The Clippers center repeatedly extended his massive hands to seize the ball, doing it for the final time with 1.2 seconds left Thursday night at Oracle Arena when he grasped Stephen Curry's airballed three-pointer, flung a pass to teammate Chris Paul and raised his arm in triumph.
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