March 8, 2014 |
For old-timer's sake Washington Wizards Coach Randy Wittman , on the collective play of Andre Miller , 37, Al Harrington , 34, and Drew Gooden , 32: "We had the AARP group in there. It was doing pretty good. You can see it in practice and out here on the floor. They're getting their legs under them a little bit more and more each day. They gave us a big boost. " The silent treatment San Antonio Coach Gregg Popovich , on how he handles his team in games when things aren't going well: "Sometimes in timeouts I'll say, 'I've got nothing for you. What do you want me to do?
April 11, 2010 |
At times, there simply can be too many voices vying for attention, too many (verbal) points being made in the paint. Yes, TMI for DJ. Translation: Too much information for DeAndre Jordan . Chris Kaman was talking about his Clipper colleague, the big-man-in-training, Jordan, who had 10 points and 15 rebounds in their 107-104 victory over the Warriors on Saturday night. "He's got pretty solid hands and he's aggressive. The thing I really like is his heart," Kaman said.
March 23, 2010
DALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki was ejected. A 16-point lead had dissolved into a four-point deficit. And that recent 13-game winning streak was looking like something that happened a long, long time ago. But the Dallas Mavericks still had a couple of things going for them. It was Jason Kidd's birthday, and they were playing the Clippers. Kidd scored a season-high 26 points, most of it coming during a game-breaking spurt at the start of the fourth quarter that sent the Mavericks to a 106-96 victory over the Clippers on Tuesday night.
March 4, 2010 |
Drew Gooden said he would make people wonder why he keeps getting traded. By doing so, he is prompting the Clippers to ponder whether they should keep him. The veteran forward has been a big addition in six games with his latest NBA team, averaging 15.8 points and 9.0 rebounds in 32.5 minutes per game. He had never averaged that many points or minutes with any of his previous eight teams. "I'm getting an opportunity, and I'm thankful for that," Gooden said Thursday.
February 26, 2010 |
What's good for Drew Gooden and the Clippers may not be so favorable for the development of DeAndre Jordan . After starting twice and averaging 27 minutes in the first three games after the Clippers traded Marcus Camby , Jordan has seen his playing time plummet since Gooden joined the Clippers. Jordan played 17 minutes Monday against Charlotte and only 15 minutes Wednesday against Detroit. The Clippers won both games, and interim Coach Kim Hughes said Gooden would start at power forward for the foreseeable future.
February 25, 2010 |
How's this for a capper? The Clippers may have cleared salary cap space for a marquee free agent . . . and improved themselves in the process. It's beginning to look that way, with the early returns on a pair of trade-deadline deals continuing to exceed expectations Wednesday night at Staples Center. A Clippers team that had a playing-out-the-string feel just a week ago rallied from a nine-point third-quarter deficit to defeat the Detroit Pistons, 97-91, for its third consecutive victory.