January 29, 2014 |
AT GOLDEN STATE When: 7:30. Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland. On the air: TV: TNT; Radio: 980. Records: Clippers 33-15, Warriors 27-19. Record vs. Warriors: 1-1. Update: These teams have developed a chippy rivalry going back to last season, when the Clippers thought the Warriors celebrated too much after making shots. Clippers forward Blake Griffin and Warriors counterpart Draymond Green were ejected from Golden State's 105-103 victory last month in Oakland, a testy game that resulted in both teams lingering on the court to exchange words afterward.
January 27, 2014 |
WASHINGTON -- California's egg law has survived an effort in Congress to scramble it. This means that beginning next year, all eggs sold in California will have been laid by hens that had plenty of room to flap their wings. Although it seems like a big win for hens, the debate in Congress really focused on states' rights. Congressional negotiators rejected an effort, led by an Iowa representative, to prevent California from requiring that eggs sold in the Golden State be produced under standards that give hens enough room to spread their wings. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa)
January 27, 2014 |
WASHINGTON - California's egg law survived a congressional effort to scramble it as key lawmakers from both parties announced an agreement Monday on a multiyear farm bill. That means beginning next year, all eggs sold in California will have been laid by hens that had plenty of room to flap their wings. The compromise farm bill, which could come up for a House vote Wednesday, would avert deep cuts sought by Republicans in the federal food stamp program and end direct payments to farmers - a controversial provision under the previous farm bill in which farmers received federal subsidies regardless of their output.
January 16, 2014 |
California home sales plunged to a six-year low in December, while home prices rose, indicating a meager supply of homes on the market. Buyers across the Golden State purchased an estimated 34,949 new and resale houses and condos last month, 12.1% fewer than a year earlier and the lowest level for a December since 2007, research firm DataQuick said Wednesday. Prices, meanwhile, rose 1.4% from November to $365,000 last month. The state's median - the point at which half the homes sold for more and half for less - was 22.1% higher than in December 2012.
January 5, 2014
There were no sports-channel highlight shows the last time the Golden State Warriors won nine in a row in the same season. Even if there had been, the top-10 compilers surely would have been hard-pressed to find a Gus Williams-to-Rick Barry moment that looked anything like the off-the-backboard play executed Sunday by Stephen Curry and Andrew Bogut. Klay Thompson scored 26 points, Curry and Bogut connected on a play worthy of the NBA's dunk contest, and the Warriors won their ninth in row, beating the Washington Wizards, 112-96.
December 29, 2013 |
Clippers Coach Doc Rivers talked about how much he admired how hard the undermanned Utah Jazz played in a 98-90 loss on Saturday night at Staples Center. In that same vein, Rivers said his team has been playing hard too. The Clippers played hard in losing at Golden State and Portland last week, and they played hard in defeating the Jazz. “I think we're getting that way for sure,” Rivers said. “I think we play hard most nights. "When you have the talent that we have, it's more trying to get guys to play in the right spirit every night.
December 27, 2013 |
The missed shots, when the game hangs in the balance, gnaw at Chris Paul more than the highs he gets from making clutch shots for the Clippers. Paul experienced that unpleasant feeling during the Clippers' last two road games, both narrow losses, at Golden State and Portland. "It hurts more to miss it," Paul said after the loss Thursday to Portland. "When you practice this all the time, you expect to make it. So when you make it, it doesn't surprise you…. "In those situations, your team is counting on you, depending on you. So I think the worst part about it is letting them down.
December 26, 2013 |
After an emotional, drama-filled game that led to two ejections, the Clippers are forced to turn their attention to playing a very good Portland Trail Blazers team Thursday night. It'll be interesting to see how Blake Griffin responds after he was ejected from the rumble-and-tumble Golden State Warriors game Wednesday night in Oakland. The Clippers lost, 103-105. Griffin cannot afford to let his mind linger back to the Warriors game because he'll be facing a tough opponent in power forward LaMarcus Aldridge, who is averaging 23.1 points and 11.0 rebounds per game.
December 26, 2013 |
PORTLAND, Ore. - The Clippers grudgingly accepted the NBA's saying Thursday that Blake Griffin shouldn't have been ejected from Wednesday night's game against the Golden State Warriors, but Los Angeles still is coming to grips with the perception that its All-Star forward has become a target. Griffin was ejected by the officials after he was issued a technical foul along with Golden State's Andrew Bogut after the two had become entangled with 10:43 left in the game.