March 6, 2014 |
The Clippers (42-20) have hopes for an NBA title in June. The Lakers (21-40) are eyeing the top pick in the NBA draft. On Thursday night, the Lakers are to host the Clippers at Staples Center. The two local teams met on the season's opening night, with the Lakers getting a huge performance from their bench to upset the Clippers, 116-103. In January, the Clippers returned the favor with a dominating 123-87 win. The Clippers aren't likely to have Jamal Crawford (calf) and certainly won't have J.J. Redick (back)
March 27, 2014 |
The Clippers fell down hard Wednesday on the first date of this five-game trip, losing to a New Orleans Pelicans team that was injury-riddled. Now the Clippers will try to pick up the pieces tonight when they face the Dallas Mavericks in a back-to-back game. The Clippers have won both meetings with Dallas this season, outscoring the Mavericks, 16-2, in the final 3 minutes, 51 seconds to win a game on the road and then erasing a 17-point deficit in 4:30 to get the win at Staples Center.
March 1, 2012 |
Three decades ago, the Lakers had an unofficial mascot who got too big for his tuxedo. He was an entertaining fan who became so popular, he eventually wanted money to continue being that fan. The Lakers tried paying him but couldn't pay him enough to keep him happy, so he stopped coming to games and eventually faded into anonymity. Remember Dancing Barry? He's about to be joined by Clipper Darrell. The Clippers' unofficial cheerleader, the rotund dancing guy in a red and blue suit named Darrell Bailey, caused a stir this week when he issued a statement on his website claiming that the Clippers, "no longer want me to be Clipper Darrell.… I am devastated!"
February 2, 2010
Clippers tonight AT CHICAGO When: 5 PST. Where: United Center. On the air: TV: Prime; Radio: 980, 1330. Records: Clippers 20-27, Chicago 23-22. Record vs. Bulls: 1-0. Update: The Bulls are coming off a seven-game trip they finished with a flourish, becoming the first team in NBA history to win five consecutive games on the road against teams with winning records. Their last loss? A 104-97 setback against the Clippers on Jan. 20 at Staples Center in which Baron Davis scored 11 of his team-high 23 points in the final four minutes.
March 14, 2012 |
The Clippers made progress in clawing themselves out of their recent slump with a 96-82 win against Atlanta on Wednesday. It was a lopsided victory in which the Clippers often led by double digits, and never trailed. The Hawks went on a run at the start of the fourth quarter, coming to within five points of the Clippers after Josh Smith made a three-pointer to put the score at 74-69. But the Clippers were not about to lose their third game in a row on their home court -- and it was the team's bench that ensured the victory.
February 22, 2012 |
The Clippers will enter the All-Star break with momentum. They snapped their two-game losing streak with a 103-95 victory over Denver at Staples Center in front of a sellout crowd of 19,163. Chris Paul opened the fourth quarter with a quick seven points to help give the Clippers an 89-85 advantage. But behind Al Harrington and Jordan Hamilton's offense, the Nuggets came back. The Clippers trailed by one point at 92-91 with just over five minutes left -- and then they took over.