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April 6, 2012 | By Mark Medina
Immediately after Blake Griffin sent Pau Gasol tumbling to the floor following a monster dunk, the Lakers' forward stood up and protested, looking for a foul call against Griffin. No luck. Two days after the Lakers' 113-108 victory Wednesday over the Clippers, Coach Mike Brown hopes the NBA considers otherwise. He hopes the league reviews both of Griffin's dunks on Gasol that caused the 18,997 at Staples Center to cheer, Lakers center Andrew Bynum to wince and the entire Clippers bench to erupt.
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April 8, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
The Clippers know that their game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center on Wednesday night is important. "It's a big game," Blake Griffin said Tuesday before practice. "You can't really dance around that. They are right in front of us. But at the same time, it's still going to go up to another level in the playoffs. It's not going to be quite like it is in the playoffs, but it will be an intense game. " If the Clippers defeat the Thunder, Los Angeles still has a chance to move past Oklahoma City in the ultra-competitive Western Conference.
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August 20, 2012 | By Mark Medina
With the roster changes pretty much finalized, it's safe to envision how the Lakers will fare in the 2012-13 season. Sure, the Lakers will have to thin their 14-man roster during training camp, and no one can be sure how any potential deals might change the NBA landscape. But in the spirit of seeing how things have evolved for the Lakers since the 2012 NBA playoffs , this is one in a series breaking down potentially troublesome opponents. Team: Clippers Lakers' record vs. Clippers last season: 2-1 How Clippers fared last season: Finished fifth in the Western Conference with a 40-26 regular-season record.
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April 6, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
He was booed at Dodger Stadium and two days later wasn't even the most fawned over Paul in his own building. Whoever cued up the Beatles' "Can't Buy Me Love" inside Staples Center on Sunday might as well have been playing an ode to Chris Paul. The song was intended as a tribute to Paul McCartney, who rose from his seat across from the Clippers' bench in the first quarter of their 120-97 victory over the Lakers and obligingly danced when shown on the scoreboard. But there was certainly an undercurrent of truth to the words as they relate to the point guard, who somehow still irks giant swaths of a city simply because he plays for the Clippers instead of its beloved Lakers.
SPORTS
April 4, 2012 | By Mark Medina
1. The Lakers closed out properly against the Clippers. OK, so maybe it's frustrating the Lakers coughed up a 12-point lead. So what else is new. But they demonstrated how experience pays off over the Clippers mainly by closing out in appropriate fashion. Kobe Bryant's jumper gave the Lakers a 105-104 lead with 2:58 remaining. Metta World Peace's swipe on the next possession ensured the advantage. Ramon Sessions punished the Clippers for doubling up on everyone else, as he extended the lead to 108-104 with 47.4 seconds left.
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April 4, 2012 | By Mark Medina
Some things to keep an eye on when the Lakers (34-20) visit the Clippers (32-21) Wednesday night at Staples Center: 1. This game has big-picture implications . We'll break down some of the particulars in some of the notes below. But it's not hyperbole to say this game bears great significance in the 2011-12 season. The outcome significantly enhances the playoff seeding in two ways.  The Lakers hold only a 1 1/2 game lead over the Clippers for third place in the Pacific Division.
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March 11, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
TEMPE, Ariz. - Another day, another lengthy postgame meeting between Angels Manager Mike Scioscia and the umpires involving instant replay. Tuesday's discussion was sparked by an eighth-inning call that was overturned, the first of the numerous spring-training challenges involving the Angels that was actually changed. With the bases loaded and one out against the Seattle Mariners, Angels second baseman Andrew Romine dropped the ball while making the glove-to-hand transfer on a double-play attempt.
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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.
SPORTS
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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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.
SPORTS
April 6, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
The Clippers just can't let go of the loss on Oct. 29 to the Lakers, using that season-opening defeat as fuel to wreak havoc whenever they play them. The Lakers remember the embarrassment of their last historical defeat to the Clippers, not wanting to feel that kind of pain again. So when the Clippers and Lakers encountered each other Sunday at Staples Center, both teams were on a course to see where this game would take them. The Clippers took what has become their normal path this season, blowing out the Lakers, 120-97, in their home game.
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April 6, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
The thought has crossed the mind of Clippers Coach Doc Rivers . Should he hold out All-Stars Chris Paul and Blake Griffin in any of the four regular-season games the Clippers have left? "Yeah, I have, but I don't know if I'll do it or not," Rivers said. "But it's a thought. We do have this interesting schedule, where we play a game. We have two days off. That's unusual. " The Clippers don't play again until Wednesday against Oklahoma City at Staples Center and then again Saturday against Sacramento at home.
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April 5, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
The Clippers lost their season opener to the Lakers by 13 points. In the next two games against the Lakers, the Clippers won by 36 points and 48 points. The 48-point margin of victory was the largest in Clippers' franchise history and the largest loss in Lakers' history. "Obviously that was a huge wakeup call for us, that first game," Paul said. "It's funny because Doc [Rivers ] says it to us just about every game. You're just not going to walk in there and win just because you've got Clippers going across your shirt.
SPORTS
April 4, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
This was precisely why J.J. Redick wanted to come back when he did. So what if the Clippers shooting guard unfurled a clunker against the Dallas Mavericks in a game that will be forgotten by next week? Better than doing it in a playoff game, when an off performance could lead to an early off-season for a team with championship aspirations. That was the lesson Redick learned three years ago, when he sat out the final 17 games of the regular season for the Orlando Magic because of an abdominal injury and then came back for the first round of the playoffs.
SPORTS
April 3, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
It was the Clippers versus the Dallas Mavericks, so it almost seemed predetermined when the Clippers fell behind by double figures and trailed late in the fourth quarter. Then something unexpected happened, at least if you used the team's three previous meetings this season as a script. And it wasn't good for the Clippers. Dallas actually held on this time, emerging with a 113-107 victory Thursday night at Staples Center that bolstered the Mavericks' playoff hopes. BOX SCORE: Mavericks 113, Clippers 107 Of course, given the teams involved, there was nothing easy about it. Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki made a pair of three-pointers as part of a 10-0 run that transformed a tie score into what looked like a mild runaway midway through the fourth quarter.
SPORTS
April 3, 2014 | Helene Elliott
Seventy-seven games and a Pacific division title into this season and Clippers Coach Doc Rivers is still learning about who and what he has - and how far this team might go. He knows tendencies and traits from watching slumps and hot streaks. He has collected cold, hard facts by observing players' reactions to adversity and good times. The picture is becoming clearer for Rivers, but it still wasn't complete after a late push by the Clippers fell agonizingly short in a 113-107 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday at Staples Center.
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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.
SPORTS
April 2, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
PHOENIX - Jared Dudley had started the first 29 regular-season games for the Clippers, struggling to find his way before eventually losing his small forward position to Matt Barnes on Jan. 20 at Detroit. Now Dudley is in the midst of just trying to get some playing time, but even with limited minutes, he hasn't complained. "You just got to stay ready," Dudley said. "I just think my game is suited for the playoffs. When you have two or three days to prepare for a guy, you know what you're going to get from me. " Things got worse for Dudley when the Clippers signed free-agent Danny Granger, who just happened to play the same small forward position as Dudley.
SPORTS
April 2, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
PHOENIX - Even with Blake Griffin looking like he still wasn't 100% healthy because of back spasms and the Clippers falling into a 17-point hole in the third quarter, Los Angeles showed how much resolve it has as a team. Griffin played through his pain, Jared Dudley played hard and Chris Paul, Matt Barnes and Darren Collison gave it their all to help the Clippers defeat the Phoenix Suns, 112-108, Wednesday night at the US Airways Center. By winning their fourth straight game on this five-game trip, the Clippers clinched the Pacific Division, their second straight.
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