February 17, 2011 |
Nothing has slowed, even the slightest, for Clippers rookie power forward Blake Griffin during this All-Star Weekend break (if you can call it that) from his regular-season schedule. Commercial spots, photo shoots and nonstop interviews during the Clippers' two-week trip gave way Thursday to Griffin practicing for Friday night's rookie-sophomore game and appearing on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live. " Questions were raised whether Griffin would curtail or eliminate any of his planned All-Star activities after the death Wednesday of his close friend and former high school teammate Wilson Holloway, who had been battling Hodgkin's lymphoma.
April 12, 2012 |
MINNEAPOLIS — The Clippers finally got one over on the Minnesota Timberwolves. What had the potential to be a trap game a night after the Clippers' impressive victory over Oklahoma City instead turned into another important victory. For the first time in four games this season, the Clippers defeated the Timberwolves, 95-82, Thursday night at the Target Center. The Clippers got to within one game of the Lakers for third place in the Western Conference and moved 1 1/2 games ahead of the Memphis Grizzlies for the fourth spot.
October 8, 2012 |
The hitch is not in Blake Griffin's giddy-up, but in his shooting motion. Just as the Clippers' star forward is about to release the ball, he pauses, a hiccup he has tried to stop by working with the team's new shooting coach, Bob Thate . During warmups before the Clippers' 106-104 exhibition loss against Denver on Saturday night in Las Vegas, Griffin's shooting release looked smoother than before. But during the game, the holdup in his release reappeared when Griffin went to the free-throw line, where he shot 52% last season.
May 16, 2012 |
SAN ANTONIO — There was an interesting tweet from Magic Johnson on Wednesday, the Hall of Fame guard saying what so many in Clippers Nation want to believe and what the Clippers themselves firmly contend. "The Clippers can win this series, but they are going to need both @blakegriffin & @CP3 to play not good, but great. " And therein lies the problem for the Clippers in the Western Conference semifinals against the San Antonio Spurs. It is impossible to know whether Blake Griffin and Chris Paul can deliver, as they have all season, because of their injuries.
October 16, 2013 |
Coach Doc Rivers was feeling better Wednesday after falling ill the night before during the Clippers' game at Phoenix, and he didn't sound all that concerned about Blake Griffin's injured ankle. Griffin didn't play in the last two exhibition games because of what the Clippers called a “sore right ankle.” Rivers said Griffin probably won't play Friday night when the Clippers host an exhibition game for the first time this season at Staples Center against the Portland Trail Blazers.
June 25, 2009 |
Jimmy Fallon executed a neat spin move in the bustling hallway outside the various green rooms at his show at NBC and looked up at the future of a basketball franchise. "Oh my God, you're the tallest dude," Fallon said, craning his head to see Blake Griffin. That established, he moved on to another physical point. They compared the size of their hands, at Fallon's request.
February 8, 2011 |
Reporting from Orlando, Fla. ? Project Howard, meet Project Griffin. The Clippers' Blake Griffin looked almost amused when it was brought up that the Magic's Dwight Howard recently said that he had five dunks nobody had ever seen. Howard won the NBA All-Star dunk contest in 2008, but he is not competing this year. "That's what I heard," Griffin said. "I'll have to ask him about it. " Griffin has his own dunk weapons in storage: three of them. His dunk project is under tight wraps as he readies to compete in the contest at Staples Center on Feb. 19 during All-Star weekend.
May 1, 2013 |
Blake Griffin got an X-ray after Game 5 on Tuesday night that was negative and got an MRI on his sprained right ankle Wednesday. The team was waiting for the results. The Clippers are saying that Griffin is listed as a game-time decision for Game 6 of the Western Conference first-round playoff series on Friday night against the Grizzlies in Memphis. Also, the Clippers said Chris Paul suffered a bruised left thumb in Game 5, but that he will play against the Grizzlies. The Clippers didn't practice Wednesday, but Coach Vinny Del Negro said Griffin was getting treatment on his ankle.
February 27, 2013 |
Clippers point guard Chris Paul grabbed a loose ball during the second quarter of Tuesday's game against Charlotte and tossed it downcourt from the the opposing three-point line. The ball flew 70 feet and landed squarely in the hands of a flying Blake Griffin, who dunked the ball. After the game, Paul described the long-distance alley-oop play with his signature humility. "It was almost an accident," Paul said. "Everyone is going to think I did that on purpose, but I threw the ball just for him to catch it and take a dribble and dunk it, but I guess he saw an opportunity to not take a dribble.
October 11, 2013 |
Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan went on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Thursday. Paul said that he knew all summer long that he would re-sign with the Clippers. "Of course, yeah," Paul said. Paul also discussed his love for the television show "Scandal. " "I had to check the time of the show tonight, just to make sure I wouldn't miss it," Paul said. "We can't be here too long because I definitely have to get home and watch 'Scandal.'" Griffin revealed that when Doc Rivers was hired as the new Clippers coach, Rivers personally called him and left him a voicemail.