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August 12, 2012 | By Mark Medina
Below are five things to take from Team USA's 107-100 gold-medal win Sunday over Spain in the 2012 London Olympics. 1. LeBron James deserves team MVP for his performance. For far too long, James faced criticism for shrinking in the fourth quarter after dominating nearly every facet of the game in the previous three periods. That turned on its head in the gold-medal game against Spain, in which he looked fairly passive for the first three quarters. But that all changed when Team USA needed James the most, finishing with 19 points on eight-of-13 shooting, seven rebounds and four assists.
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April 10, 2014 | Broderick Turner
It was an intense game that clearly meant something to both the Clippers and Oklahoma City Thunder. It was such an intense game that neither team seemed able to take control, the Clippers falling behind by 17 points, the Thunder blowing almost all of its lead. In the end, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant game up big to help the Thunder get by the Clippers, 107-101, Wednesday night at Staples Center. Chris Paul (25 points, eight assists) and Blake Griffin (30 points, 12 rebounds)
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June 22, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
Chris Paul, who was at the Clippers' facility Friday to present season-ticket holder Chance Lavitch with keys to a new Jeep Grand Cherokee because he was the half-court shot winner during an April Clippers game at Staples Center, said he still plans on playing on the USA Olympic basketball team. Paul said he especially is looking forward to going to camp next month in Las Vegas with Clippers teammate Blake Griffin. “The last time I played, I was the only member from my team there,” Paul said.
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April 9, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
The word on Blake Griffin has changed. All he does is debunk. Lest anyone is still clinging to the ridiculous belief that he is just a dunking marvel, the Clippers forward offered another retort Wednesday night at Staples Center. He led fastbreaks. He made midrange jumpers. He flung smart passes to open teammates. Problem was, not enough of those teammates showed up during the Clippers' too-little, too-late 107-101 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Griffin and Chris Paul came to play, but they aren't going to take the Clippers anywhere playing two on five.
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August 21, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
Clippers all-star point guard Chris Paul had surgery on Tuesday to a repair a torn ligament in his right thumb and should be ready for the start of training camp, the team announced. The Clippers said Paul is expected to be out for eight weeks, and then should be able to start all basketball activities, including full contact. Paul had the procedure done by Dr. Steven Shin, a hand specialist at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. Paul played with the injury throughout the just-completed Olympics in London, keeping the thumb taped while he helped the United States win the gold medal.
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May 31, 2013 | By Bill Plaschke
Lob City has once again become Sloppy City. The Clippers are once again mired in a mess caused by their owner, Donald Sterling. And once again, only the very future of the franchise is at stake. In an interview this month with The Times' T.J. Simers, Sterling essentially admitted what everyone already knew -- the decision to fire coach Vinny Del Negro was Chris Paul's decision. It was a great scoop, but it was no surprise. The Clippers were acting like any NBA team that caters to their best player.
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January 5, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Kobe Bryant, void of nagging injuries for the first time in a few seasons, seems to have found new spring in his legs and showed the Clippers his dunking ability Friday night. It came without the aid of a lob. Against Clippers point guard Chris Paul. The Lakers' All-Star guard, now in his 17th season, deflected a pass by Paul near the free-throw line, tracked it down along the sideline and went the length of the court before throwing down a one-handed dunk over Paul. You can see it all unfold in the video above.
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May 24, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
The San Antonio Spurs swept the Clippers in the Western Conference semifinals, but there was no love lost between Tim Duncan and Chris Paul. After the Spurs closed the series, Duncan walked down the hall to say hello to Paul and his 2-year-old son, Chris. Paul prompts little Chris to tell Duncan where he wants to go to college. "To my birthday," little Chris said.  Paul then helps his son out. "Wake Forest," he said.  After little Chris repeated his father's words, Duncan, a Wake Forest alumni, flashed a huge smile.
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January 24, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
Chris Paul a “cheater?” So says DeMarcus Cousins, the mercurial Sacramento Kings center, who still is known more for his boorish behavior than high character. Cousins spoke in an interview about his dislike for Paul, the Clippers' point guard. “It's just some players I don't respect,” Cousins told ESPN's Grantland website about Paul. “Just their playing style of basketball. I don't respect it. I feel like it's basically cheating and I don't respect a cheater. If that's your tactic to winning, I don't respect you.” Paul and Cousins have had their run-ins.
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July 1, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
Chris Paul informed the Clippers on Monday that he is re-signing with the team. Paul made the announcement to the rest of the NBA world via his Twitter feed: I'M IN!!! #CLIPPERNATION - Chris Paul (@CP3) July 1, 2013 Paul will sign a maximum five-year deal worth $107.3 million with the Clippers. But the All-Star point guard can't sign his contract until the NBA lifts its moratorium on July 10. He'll earn $18.8 million in the first year of the deal. NBA executives said it had always been a formality for Paul to remain with the Clippers after the hiring of Doc Rivers as coach and senior vice president of basketball operations with the team last week.
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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 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.
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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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March 31, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
MINNEAPOLIS - Down two more injured players, the Clippers just stayed the course, sticking with their “next man up” mantra. They didn't have that many men to step into the void, but the 10 players the Clippers had healthy Monday night were more than enough for them to overwhelm the Minnesota Timberwolves, 114-104, at the Target Center. Blake Griffin missed his first game of the season with back spasms. BOX SCORE: Clippers 114, Timberwolves 104 Jamal Crawford didn't play because of a sore left Achilles' tendon.
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March 29, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
HOUSTON  - Losing All-Star power forward Blake Griffin with back spasms had already put the Clippers in a tough predicament, but it got more difficult when Coach Doc Rivers grew so upset at Glen Davis that he had the backup forward escorted from the game. The Clippers just pressed on, walloping the Houston Rockets yet again, 118-107, Saturday at Toyota Center, to sweep their four-game season series. Even with Griffin and Davis back in the locker room, the Clippers effort in the face of adversity.
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March 27, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
DALLAS -- Even when the Clippers lost their composure Thursday night, they still found a way to own the Dallas Mavericks. Even though the Clippers have trailed the Mavericks in the fourth quarter in each of their games this season, Los Angeles still found a way to own Dallas. With Chris Paul leading the offense and Blake Griffin playing lockdown defense, the Clippers overcame three technical fouls and a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to defeat the Mavericks for the third straight time this season, 109-103, at American Airlines Center.
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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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March 12, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
Clippers guard Chris Paul, despite dealing with a right groin injury that he suffered during the game Monday night against the Phoenix Suns, said he will play Wednesday night against the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center. “I'll be there,” Paul said after the Clippers' shoot-around Wednesday morning. Paul felt some discomfort in the fourth quarter against the Suns. He returned to the locker room and got treatment. Paul finished playing that game. “It scared me a little bit the other night,” Paul said.
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March 26, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
NEW ORLEANS - The Clippers have slipped in recent games, leaving Coach Doc Rivers to declare that the “basketball gods punish you for messing around.” Rivers also said that a poor mind-set from the outset will prove costly, and the Clippers didn't bring the right intensity in dropping a 98-96 game to the injury-riddled New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night at the Smoothie King Center. The Clippers are 2-2 in their last four games, all against sub.-500 teams. BOX SCORE: Pelicans 98, Clippers 96 This loss came against a Pelicans team that had only nine healthy players and has the fourth-worst record in the Western Conference, but still won after Jamal Crawford missed a potential game-winning three-pointer as time expired.
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March 22, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
Finally, the Clippers had two days off with no practice and no games and finally, Glen Davis had a chance to get his off-the-court life in order. Davis had been a solid frontcourt player for the Clippers since he was signed as a free agent Feb. 24, backing up center DeAndre Jordan and forward Blake Griffin. But with Tuesday and Wednesday off before the Clippers went back to practice Thursday and Friday, Davis said he went to visit his wife and daughter rather than stay in L.A. to get settled.
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