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March 11, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
On Sunday evening, DeAndre Jordan's name was trending on Twitter, the Clippers' center was leading the NBA with the most mentions per hour on NBA.com, and NBA superstars were tweeting about him.  It happened after Jordan sprinted down the middle of the lane, caught a lob while he was midair and dunked the ball hard with his right hand (which happens to be his "off-hand"), posterizing Detroit Pistons ' point guard Brandon Knight, who decided to contest the play and ended up flat on his back.
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April 28, 2014 | BILL PLASCHKE
They began the game huddled in a concrete hallway, arms locked, bodies swaying, desperately begging each other to stay united through the storm. "It's just us . . . only us . . . we're all we got!" They ended the game trudging through the same hallway in single file, heads down, eyes vacant, sighs heavy, their earlier hopes lost in the echoes of the silence. The Clippers tried. Oh, did they try. One day after being dragged into the center of national outrage with the release of an audio recording containing racist statements purportedly made by their owner, Donald Sterling, the Clippers tried to play through the storm.
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December 6, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
It appears as if defense is the first and last thing on the mind of the Clippers' DeAndre Jordan these days. “That's my job on this team, to be the last line of defense for us,” the 6-foot-11 center said. “And I have to make sure we all play defense as a team.” Jordan is averaging 2.15 blocked shots a game, sixth-best in the NBA. But it's more than just that. Jordan is active on defense and he is constantly talking, barking out the Clippers' defensive assignments.
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April 27, 2014 | By John Cherwa
Blame it on missed shots. Blame it on it being a game the Clippers didn't have to win. Or blame it on the Donald Sterling distraction. But wherever you place the blame, the realization is this first-round playoff is now a best-of-three series. The Golden State Warriors pretty easily dominated the Clippers, 118-97, at Oracle Arena in Oakland on Sunday afternoon. The best-of-seven series is now tied, 2-2. Game 5 will be Tuesday night at Staples Center. If the series goes to a deciding seventh game it will be Saturday at Staples.
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December 19, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
Wednesday's game wasn't looking good for the Clippers. Blake Griffin felt tired after playing just two minutes. Chris Paul said he was sluggish. But then there was DeAndre Jordan. Jordan opened the game with a quick six points, all on dunks. But what he did on the other end of the court was even more impressive -- he played tenacious defense and finished with 14 points, 20 rebounds and five blocked shots in the team's 108-95 win over New Orleans.  Jordan's standout performance came on the back end of a seven-game trip.
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June 5, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
Clippers center DeAndre Jordan said he has been invited to the USA Basketball national team camp in Las Vegas. The mini-camp will run July 22-25, concluding with an intrasquad game on the 25th at Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of Nevada Las Vegas. “I'm glad to have this opportunity,” Jordan said in a text message. “I've got to take advantage of it.” Jordan averaged 8.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.37 blocked shots this season. ALSO: Heat vs. Spurs: How they matchup The amazing grace and longevity of Spurs veteran Tim Duncan Hawks' marketing blunder regarding Dwight Howard, Chris Paul tampering?
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April 23, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
Clippers center DeAndre Jordan came in fifth for the NBA's most improved player award announced Wednesday by the league, and Blake Griffin was seventh. Jordan, who had a career-best season that included averages of a career-high 10.4 points and an NBA-best 13.6 rebounds per game, had four first-place votes and 66 total. Jordan came in third in voting for the NBA's defensive player of the year award. Griffin, who averaged a career-high 24.1 points per game, had six first-place votes and 39 total.
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March 11, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Brandon Knight is alive and well -- no thanks to the Clippers' DeAndre Jordan and despite what you might have read on the Internet over the last 12 hours or so. The Detroit guard still might be feeling the effects of the monster dunk Jordan threw down on him off a Chris Paul lob during the second quarter of the Clippers' 129-97 victory over the Pistons at Staples Center on Sunday. But that didn't stop him from joining in on the Knight-bashing trend Sunday night. Knight made fun of himself on Twitter for seeming to forget the Clippers' Lob City reputation: "It wasn't in the scouting reports that the clippers threw lobs lol. " Though it's commendable that the 6-foot-3, 189-pound Knight tried to hold his own against the 6-11, 250-pound Jordan, much of the online focus has been on the second-year pro's motionless body on the court after being jammed by the Clippers center.
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November 1, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
The NBA has downgraded DeAndre Jordan's foul on Nick Young from a flagrant 1 to a standard personal foul. Jordan fouled Young with 1:25 left in the second quarter of the Clippers' 116-103 loss to the Lakers on Tuesday. The officials ruled it flagrant during live action, then confirmed it on review -- awarding the Lakers two free throws and possession of the ball. Young hit one of two from the line. The Lakers were unable to score on the ensuing possession. According to the NBA, the League Office reviews all flagrant fouls, reclassifying them as necessary.
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November 10, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
DeAndre Jordan was a rebounding machine for the Clippers on their three-game trip. Jordan, the Clippers' 6-11 center, had 51 rebounds -- 18 offensive -- against the Orlando Magic, Miami Heat and Houston Rockets. On Saturday night in the final game of the trip against the Rockets he had 18 rebounds, seven offensive. Jordan had 19 rebounds (seven offensive) to open the trip at Orlando and had 14 rebounds (four offensive) at Miami. “Everybody has a role,” Jordan said. “We have guys who are scorers.
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April 26, 2014 | By Nathan Fenno
One of the earliest public responses by a Clippers player following racist comments allegedly made by team owner Donald Sterling didn't involve a single word. Clippers center DeAndre Jordan posted a picture to his Instagram account Saturday morning that was simply a square black image. Jordan then tweeted the link to his more than 426,000 Twitter followers without adding any commentary. The image seems to be similar to the blacked-out profile image that people used in support of Trayvon Martin, the black teenager shot to death in Florida by George Zimmerman in 2012.
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April 26, 2014 | By Nathan Fenno
Vitriol toward Clippers owner Donald Sterling surged through social media Saturday as outrage over his alleged racist comments in an audio recording found a home in tweets, Facebook posts and Instagram snapshots. The anger, usually attached to the fast-growing #DonaldSterling and #BoycottClippers hashtags, crossed the nation. It united hard-core basketball fans and sports neophytes, celebrities and everyday people, young and old in their condemnation of the 80-year-old Sterling. They wondered how he could remain owner.
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April 25, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
Here are five takeaways from the Clippers' breathless 98-96 victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series Thursday night at Oracle Arena. The win gave the Clippers a 2-1 lead in the series: 1. Blake Griffin is on track to be the most valuable player of this series. The Clippers forward has 83 points in 91 minutes, even taking into account his Game 1 clunker in which he fouled out in only 19 minutes of play. He is powerful, efficient and has turned his one perceived weakness -- jump shooting -- into a strength, repeatedly making big baskets to curb the Warriors' furious comeback in Game 3. Griffin's 32-point effort -- on 15-of-25 shooting, no less -- made him the first Clipper to score 30 or more points in consecutive playoff games since Elton Brand did so in four consecutive games during the 2006 playoffs.
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April 24, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
OAKLAND -- At some point, Clippers Coach Doc Rivers told his players repeatedly this season, they were going to have to win a playoff game on the road. That time came Thursday night for the Clippers in Game 3 of the Western Conference first-round playoff series against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. The Clippers made that stand behind another monster game from Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan's strong all-round effort and a tremendous three-point defensive performance that pushed them to a thrilling 98-96 victory over the Warriors.
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April 24, 2014 | By John Cherwa
The Clippers gained back the home-court advantage in their first-round playoff series against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night with a 98-96 victory at Oracle Arena in Oakland. The win gives the Clippers a 2-1 advantage in the best-of-seven series. Game 4 is Sunday afternoon in Oakland. Tweets from https://twitter.com/latimessports/lists/clippers It should have been easier, given an 18-point lead in the third quarter, but the Clippers averted a last second shot by Stephen Curry to gain the win. In the end, the keys to the Clippers' win were DeAndre Jorda,n who had 14 points with an outstanding 22 rebounds.
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April 24, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
OAKLAND - With two days off before the Clippers played the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the NBA playoffs, reserve guard Jamal Crawford was forced to be careful with his left calf. "I just got treatment, lots and lots of treatment," he said. But Crawford was able to play Thursday night in the best-of-seven series despite a calf injury that's bothering him. "The calf, it limits you a lot," he said. "It happened in the first half of [Game 2] and I pulled myself out. That's when I was actually getting a rhythm, which was weird.
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November 3, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
They are close friends, but Clippers center DeAndre Jordan and Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard will be foes Monday night. They both faced adverse circumstances last season, but Jordan and Howard are in better situations now. With Jordan and Howard having a better season, Jordan said it'll be a bigger “challenge” for him to deal with the dominating Howard when the Clippers play the Rockets at Staples Center. When Jordan was asked about his problems last season, about his issues with former Clippers Coach Vinny Del Negro, Jordan paused and chuckled before answering.
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October 28, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
Don't tell Clippers center DeAndre Jordan that the Clippers and Lakers are rivals, because he's not buying any of the “hype.” Yes, Jordan said, the Clippers and Lakers play in the same city, share the same arena and are both in the Pacific Division. Yes, the Clippers open the regular season Tuesday night against the Lakers in their designated home game. But in Jordan's eyes, it takes more than that for the Clippers and Lakers to have a rivalry -- like meeting in the playoffs, which the two teams have never done.
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April 24, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
OAKLAND - Golden State's shots kept bouncing off the rim. Some nicked the front, others clanged off the side and still others caromed high off the back. It only seemed as though DeAndre Jordan was there to grab every rebound. The Clippers center repeatedly extended his massive hands to seize the ball, doing it for the final time with 1.2 seconds left Thursday night at Oracle Arena when he grasped Stephen Curry's airballed three-pointer, flung a pass to teammate Chris Paul and raised his arm in triumph.
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April 24, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
OAKLAND -- The Clippers walked into an angry beehive, thousands of folks wearing bright yellow T-shirts and surrounding them with a roaring buzz. The Clippers walked into a building that is adjacent to the home of the Oakland Raiders and feels every bit like a Raiders end zone, the Black Hole, only deeper. In their first road game of this postseason Thursday night, the Clippers found themselves engulfed by screaming and booing and chanting Oracle Arena fans and a Golden State Warriors team that mirrored every bit of their desperation.
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