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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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April 21, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
Resoundingly and emphatically, the Clippers responded to the challenge presented to them in Game 2 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series by winning in historic fashion Monday night at Staples Center. Blake Griffin answered the call with a playoff career-high 35 points. And Doc Rivers coached his team with a purpose while mixing it up with one of his former players. Griffin's 35-point night, in just three quarters of play, was the impetus behind the Clippers' 138-98 rout of the Golden State Warriors.
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April 21, 2014 | By John Cherwa
It wasn't exciting. It wasn't close. But it was very entertaining if you were a Clippers fan. In a total reversal of Game 1, the Clippers dominated the Golden State Warriors from the opening tip Monday night at Staples Center to take a 138-98 victory and tie the best-of-seven NBA playoff series at 1-1. Games 3 and 4 will be in Oakland on Thursday and Sunday. The game at Staples Center was over by the second quarter when the Clippers pushed their 31-20 lead after the first quarter to more than 20 points.
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April 21, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
Chris Paul was direct and to the point about his injury. Asked how much of a concern it was for him with his right hamstring, Paul responded: "None. ". And with that, Paul suited up and played for the Clippers in Game 2 of the Western Conference first-round playoff series against the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center on Monday. Paul grabbed his hamstring late in the second quarter of Saturday's game after he chased down Warriors guard Stephen Curry and knocked the ball out of bounds.
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April 20, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
Here are five takeaways from the Golden State Warriors' 109-105 victory over the Clippers in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series Saturday at Staples Center: 1. Andrew Bogut's absence won't doom the Warriors. All this talk about how Bogut's rib injury would be a punch to the gut of Golden State was little more than wasted breath. Jermaine O'Neal and David Lee manned the middle just fine in Bogut's absence, with Lee collecting 20 points and 13 rebounds and O'Neal resembling his old All-Star form (and to think he somehow couldn't impress the Lakers during a summer workout in 2012)
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April 20, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
Maybe Game 2 isn't a must-win for the Clippers. Maybe this next first-round Western Conference playoff game against the Golden State Warriors is just a "definitely need to win" game. Maybe the Clippers could have won Game 1 if the officials had called Draymond Green for a foul on Chris Paul, as the NBA office on Sunday said should have happened Saturday. But the fact is, the Clippers are down 0-1 in the best-of-seven series. And with Game 2 Monday night at Staples Center, the Clippers have the opportunity to change the course of the series in which they gave up the home-court advantage to the Warriors.
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April 19, 2014 | Times staff reports
If there was any doubt that the first-round NBA playoff series between the Clippers and Golden State Warriors would be worthy of a daytime national television spot it was erased Saturday at Staples Center. The game didn't go down to the last shot but the last minute, with the Warriors taking a 109-105 victory over the Clippers and a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. The Clippers have dug themselves a big hole by losing the opener in front of 19,339 fans at Staples Center, where Game 2 will be played Monday night at 7:30.
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April 17, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
It's springtime in Los Angeles, otherwise known as the season when the Clippers march merrily into the playoffs and the Lakers conduct exit interviews. OK, so maybe this isn't exactly an annual occurrence. The Lakers haven't missed the playoffs during a season in which the Clippers qualified since 1975-76, when the Clippers were located in Buffalo and the Lakers somehow finished two games below .500 with a roster that included Hall of Famers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Gail Goodrich.
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April 16, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
PORTLAND - The Clippers played out the string of an 82-game regular-season schedule on Wednesday night, knowing before they tipped off against the Portland Trail Blazers that their playoff opponent had been set. So with three starters back in Los Angeles resting, the Clippers rallied from 22 points down behind Jamal Crawford's 34 points only to lose, 110-104, to the Trail Blazers at the Moda Center. The third-seeded Clippers (57-25) will open the first round of the Western Conference playoffs against the sixth-seeded Golden State Warriors (51-31)
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April 15, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
The Clippers have never won more games in a season. They've also never been better at home. All of which may not mean much depending on how the next few months go. There was no denying that the Clippers' 117-105 triumph over the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night at Staples Center gave them franchise records of 57 victories and 34 home wins in the same season. BOX SCORE: Clippers 117, Nuggets 105 Of course, those aren't the ultimate goals for a team seeking to make it past the second round of the playoffs for the first time.
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