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January 1, 2010 | By Lisa Dillman
Seventeen-plus months can be an awfully long time to hold back emotion, keeping in those boos buried deep inside. Clippers fans, at long last, finally had their moments of release, a chance to let Elton Brand really know how they felt about his mysterious departure from Los Angeles in the summer of 2008. And so they booed the 76ers' forward and former Clippers standout when he entered the game with 3:18 remaining in the first quarter Thursday. (So much for the diversionary tactic of having Jrue Holiday go in at the same time)
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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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February 27, 2000 | NANCY ARMOUR, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Yeah, Elton Brand heard the digs. He was too small to bang with the big boys. He'd never carry a team like Steve Francis or Lamar Odom. Didn't have their flash or flair, either. In short, the No. 1 pick of the draft was, well, a little bland. "I'll take another bland one just like him," Chicago Bulls coach Tim Floyd said. "I don't see anything bland about him." While Francis and Odom get most of the hype, Brand has quietly made a solid case for the rookie of the year award.
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June 28, 2013
A coach goes from the Boston Celtics to the Los Angeles Clippers? Is that an earthquake? No, it's Red Auerbach turning over in his grave. Jon White Monrovia :: One can only hope that Doc Rivers coaches well enough to keep Chris Paul happy. The lunatics have indeed taken over the asylum. Jack Kenna Whittier :: Riddle me this: How many NBA championships did Rivers coach after Tom Thibodeau departed for Chicago? The answer is zero. I want to be at the table when Donald Sterling writes that check for a coach each month.
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December 31, 2009
Clippers tonight VS. PHILADELPHIA When: 6:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: TNT. Radio: 980. Records: Clippers 13-18, 76ers 9-22. Record vs. 76ers: 1-0. Update: This will be Elton Brand's first appearance against his former team at Staples Center since he departed Los Angeles the summer before last. He has played twice against the Clippers, but both games were at Philadelphia. -- Lisa Dillman
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December 19, 2009
Elton Brand gave Philadelphia the lead on a tip-in with 7.7 seconds left Friday, and the 76ers snapped Boston's 11-game win streak with a 98-97 victory over the Celtics. Brand had 23 points for the Sixers, who had won only once in their previous 14 games. Boston's Paul Pierce missed a jumper in the final seconds. The 76ers were without Allen Iverson, who has arthritis in his left knee. The Celtics' Rasheed Wallace was ejected in the second quarter after drawing two technicals and having to be restrained by an assistant coach.
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December 17, 2007 | Mike Bresnahan, Times Staff Writer
The Lakers found out firsthand what several other teams had already learned this season. The Clippers just aren't that great without Elton Brand. Kobe Bryant played and Brand obviously didn't, making it a game with only one All-Star and one distinct winner. The Lakers took the first game of the season series against the Clippers, 113-92, Sunday at Staples Center.
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April 16, 2009 | Times Staff
When dubious-achievement awards are handed out in the NBA, the Clippers seem to always play some kind of role. And for Bill Simmons, ESPN.com columnist, his list of the top 450 players in the NBA was no exception. No. 450? Former Clipper and current Philadelphia 76ers forward Elton Brand, whose season in Philadelphia was lost to injury almost before it began. His final game was Jan. 30.
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January 23, 2011 | By Lisa Dillman
Forty-three games vs. seven seasons. The loosely fitting title of Greatest Player in Los Angeles Clippers History, more or less, comes down to rookie power forward Blake Griffin or veteran power forward Elton Brand, who was Mr. Clipper before leaving for Philadelphia in 2008. That Brand's long body of work in Los Angeles could even be threatened by Griffin's half-a-season of NBA production serves both as a tribute to the kid's eye-opening, spectacular talents and a source of contention among those who find it wildly forward.
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March 6, 2003
Friday at Boston, 5 p.m., ESPN, Fox Sports Net 2 -- The teams' first game on Feb. 15 resulted in an 84-72 Celtic win. Elton Brand had one of his 38 double-doubles (26 points, 12 rebounds) this season. Antoine Walker (26 points) and Paul Pierce (35) were the only Celtics in double figures that game.
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February 10, 2012 | T.J. Simers
From Philadelphia — The last guy I'm going to write about is Chris Paul , because he's already had his story. So I go to the arena here early Friday to renew acquaintances with Elton Brand , someone who knew what it was like to be cheered as a Clipper before these new guys arrived in L.A. He's had it tough here. And it's not good when you have it tough in Philadelphia because these people are mad they have to live in Philadelphia and ugly when you don't help them escape by playing well.
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March 15, 2011 | By Lisa Dillman
There was no self-promoting going on seven years ago, not a single news release when four NBA players got together to help pay for a life-saving operation for their mentor and coach. "They were not seeking attention," Kim Hughes said Tuesday. "Clearly they did it for the right reasons. When I first had the surgery, I didn't know what they had done until my wife, Christy , told me. I was totally shocked. " Hughes, the former Clippers assistant coach, was talking about current Clippers center Chris Kaman and his then-teammates Elton Brand , Corey Maggette and Marko Jaric . The players helped cover an out-of-network procedure after Hughes was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
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January 23, 2011 | By Lisa Dillman
Forty-three games vs. seven seasons. The loosely fitting title of Greatest Player in Los Angeles Clippers History, more or less, comes down to rookie power forward Blake Griffin or veteran power forward Elton Brand, who was Mr. Clipper before leaving for Philadelphia in 2008. That Brand's long body of work in Los Angeles could even be threatened by Griffin's half-a-season of NBA production serves both as a tribute to the kid's eye-opening, spectacular talents and a source of contention among those who find it wildly forward.
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January 17, 2011 | T.J. Simers
The Clippers have a huge problem with Blake Griffin . When the game is over, he wraps ice packs around each knee and then sticks both feet into a bucket filled with ice and water. By the way, he wears little footsies over his toes, so he's really not that tough. But he does all this sitting in front of his locker. And he seems to attract the media, the overflow spilling into DeAndre Jordan's locker, all this after a game in which Griffin scored an NBA season-high 47 points.
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December 18, 2010 | Mark Heisler
Donald T. Sterling Sterling World Plaza Beverly Hills, Calif. 90210 Dear Donald, Yo, dog, chill. I wrote as soon I heard everybody was ganging up on you again. This time I heard you even had sportswriters telling you what to do! Talk about prescriptions for disaster, listening to those lowlifes. Other than me, I mean. Don't worry, after all we've been through together, we'll beat this together! I have to admit, I thought you'd run out of ways to embarrass yourself after 28 years of doing it. Not that I would have been surprised to hear you were jeering your players, even if it wasn't confirmed by Baron Davis and Chris Kaman, your faves, and you. As you told Yahoo's Marc Spears: "When they make shots, it's great.
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December 17, 2010 | By Lisa Dillman
Clippers tonight AT DETROIT When: 4:30 PST. Where: The Palace of Auburn Hills. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket. Radio: 980. Records: Clippers 5-21, Pistons 8-18. Record vs. Pistons: 0-1. Update: The Clippers and Pistons are both 2-8 in their last 10 games. Ownership issues in Detroit were the big news this week as reports surfaced that Mike Ilitch's proposed purchase of the Pistons hit a snag because of concerns over the franchise's finances.
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December 15, 2010 | By Lisa Dillman
Legs get weary. Lungs burn a little bit more. Such is life in the NBA on the second night of a back-to-back situation. So you could understand when the wheels started to spin in the second half and fell off, resulting in only 35 points in the final 24 minutes. Only it happened to the team that didn't play Tuesday night. The rested Clippers put up little resistance against Philadelphia in the second half, losing, 105-91, Wednesday night at Wells Fargo Center. This was despite a 13th straight double-double from Blake Griffin, who had 20 points and a career-high-tying 18 rebounds.
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