March 8, 2001 |
A short-handed Clipper team arrived Wednesday night knowing they will have their work cut out for them tonight when they try to win their third in a row over the Rockets, who still have playoff hopes. Without Lamar Odom, suspended for substance abuse, the Clippers probably will start Corey Maggette at small forward. Although Odom leads the team in scoring, rebounding, blocked shots and minutes played, Coach Alvin Gentry is confident Maggette will step up in his place.
March 29, 2002 |
Clipper forward Corey Maggette, on the injured list because of two dislocated bones in his right hand, is expected to play tonight for the first time since Feb. 22. While he was sidelined because of the hand injury, he also underwent arthroscopic surgery on his sore left knee. Maggette was mentally prepared to play earlier this week, but Coach Alvin Gentry and the team's medical staff decided he should practice with his teammates for a few days before playing.
November 13, 2000 |
Playing time is expected to be an issue with the Clippers all season but after the team's weak effort in a 95-79 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Sunday, Coach Alvin Gentry may be ready to cut down his rotation. The Clippers shot 33.7% from the floor and made only one of 20 three-point attempts against the Nuggets, which clearly upset Gentry. "We have too many people thinking about scoring every time they touch the basketball," Gentry said.
January 30, 2001 |
Ninety minutes before the Clippers played San Antonio Monday night, swingman Corey Maggette was told he would be activated for the game by Rob Brown, assistant director of communications. Maggette had been placed on the injured list after suffering a concussion caused by an elbow from Atlanta center Dikembe Mutombo on Jan. 13. The five games that he sat out extended over a two-week period. "It's great to be back," said Maggette, who averaged 7.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in 35 games.
January 27, 2001 |
Forward Corey Maggette is about to return, and that means somebody has to go. Maggette, who has been on the injured list while recovering from a mild concussion, is eligible to return for Monday night's game against the San Antonio Spurs. Elbowed in the head by Dikembe Mutombo of the Atlanta Hawks on Jan. 13, Maggette says that the ensuing headaches have all but disappeared. He is expected to get a medical clearance tonight. So who is likely to be removed from the roster?
January 16, 2001 |
To make room on its roster after activating rookie point guard Keyon Dooling, the Clippers put second-year swingman Corey Maggette on the injured list before Monday night's 89-74 loss at Indiana. Maggette was expected to sit out at least three games after suffering a mild concussion caused by an accidental elbow from Dikembe Mutombo in Saturday's loss at Atlanta.
December 17, 2005 |
Forget the X's and Os. For the Clippers, it's all about implosions and explosions. They'll need a victory today against the surging Houston Rockets to avoid losing their fourth consecutive game. And more than likely, they'll again be without guard Corey Maggette, whose sprained left foot is healing more slowly than hoped.
March 21, 2005 |
In losing five of nine games in March, including three in which they held second-half leads, the Clippers' playoff dreams might be fading. But one bright spot has been Corey Maggette. In scoring slightly less than 27 points per game, Maggette might be the NBA's most productive player this month. Maggette is averaging seven rebounds and four assists in almost 38 minutes per game.
January 16, 2005 |
Corey Maggette, who made 526 of 620 free throws last season to rank first in the NBA in free throws made and third in free throws attempted, is on pace to increase those numbers this season. After making 11 of 13 free throws in the Clippers' 114-112 double-overtime victory over the Miami Heat on Friday night, he'd converted 275 of 322. "A big part of what we do is trying to get him to the line," Coach Mike Dunleavy said of the Clippers' offensive strategy.
October 11, 2005 |
Forward Corey Maggette has big expectations for the Clippers, who have a new attitude because of guards Sam Cassell and Cuttino Mobley. Maggette, who practiced for the second time Monday, said the new starting backcourt should help lead the Clippers to a postseason berth. "These are guys that we really needed," said Maggette, whose mother underwent emergency heart surgery last week in Chicago, where she is recuperating. "We needed veteran leadership.