March 11, 2014 |
Blake Griffin sat in his chair in the Clippers interview room after their victory over the Phoenix Suns on Monday night with his lips pursed and jaw tight. Griffin was still ticked about the takedown by Suns forward P.J. Tucker in the fourth quarter that left the two of them wrestling to get free of each other while down on the Staples Center court. It was yet another game in which an opponent had taken a shot at Griffin, but he maintained his composure instead of fighting back.
March 10, 2014 |
On a night in which Blake Griffin had a historic moment and got into it with yet another opponent, the Clippers had to hold off on blowing a 25-point lead. The Clippers saw their lead sliced to four points late, but Matt Barnes made three of four free throws to help them beat the Phoenix Suns, 112-105, on Monday night at Staples Center. After Goran Dragic (23 points) scored to pull the Suns to within four points, Barnes made two free throws with 20.9 seconds left and one more with 13.0 seconds left for a seven-point Clippers lead.
March 9, 2014 |
When: 7:30 p.m. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 980, 1330. Records: Clippers 44-20, Suns 36-26. Record vs. Suns: 1-1. Update: Blake Griffin needs 11 rebounds to reach 3,000 in his career. Griffin would become the third player to reach 6,000 points, 3,000 rebounds, 1,000 assists and shoot at least 50% from the field before the end of his fourth season. The others are Hall of Famers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Charles Barkley.
March 8, 2014 |
It took all the Clippers had to escape with a 109-108 over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night at Staples Center. It took Atlanta's Jeff Teague making just one of two free throws with 1.2 seconds left and his team trailing by two points. It took Chris Paul, who had 19 points and 10 assists, making a bank shot to give the Clippers a 109-107 lead with 54 seconds left. BOX SCORE: Clippers 109, Hawks 108 It took the Clippers overcoming Blake Griffin missing two free throws with 13.4 seconds left that could have sealed the game and given Los Angeles a four-point lead.
March 6, 2014 |
Veteran publishing executive Jack Griffin has been named chief executive of the new Tribune Publishing Co., leading a group of eight newspapers including the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. The publishing chain is being spun off as a separately traded public company by Chicago-based Tribune Co., which plans to retain ownership of its TV stations and other properties. The separation is expected to happen this summer. Eddy Hartenstein, who has been publisher of The Times since August 2008, will become chairman of Tribune Publishing, a non-executive role.
March 6, 2014 |
Veteran publishing executive Jack Griffin has been named chief executive of the new Tribune Publishing Co., leading a group of eight newspapers including the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. The publishing chain is being spun off as a separately traded public company by Chicago-based Tribune Co., which plans to retain ownership of its TV stations and related broadcast properties. The separation is expected to happen by this summer. ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll Eddy Hartenstein, who has been publisher of The Times since August 2008, will become chairman of Tribune Publishing, a non-executive role.
March 5, 2014 |
Clippers All-Star forward Blake Griffin was named the Western Conference player of the month for February by the NBA Wednesday. Griffin averaged 30.0 points and 10.7 rebounds during the month, and he was one of only two players in the league to average at least 30 points and 10 rebounds. He had eight double-doubles of points and rebounds during the month. Griffin also extended his career-best streak of at least 20 points in a game to 19 games. On Feb. 5, in a 116-112 loss to the Miami Heat, Griffin scored 43 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and handed out six assists.
February 26, 2014 |
Another injury took down another Clipper, leaving them short-handed in the backcourt after Jamal Crawford suffered a strained left calf. The Clippers pressed on, overcoming the injury to pull out a 101-93 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night at Staples Center. With Crawford in the locker room in the second half, Darren Collison started in his place. Collison scored 17 of his 19 points in the second half to spark the victory, but Clippers Coach Doc Rivers admitted after the game that he was concerned about Crawford's injury.
February 25, 2014 |
There's a "Hoosiers"-like story unfolding at Sherman Oaks Buckley, which is 30-0 and keeps finding ways to win. The kindergarten-through-12th-grade school is generating so much excitement in basketball that 8-year-old Buckley students are showing up to cheer well past their bedtime and charging onto the court to celebrate. That was the case on Tuesday night, when Chase Holliday scored on a layup with three seconds left to give the Griffins a 61-59 victory over Harvard-Westlake in a Southern Section Division 4AA quarterfinal game.
February 18, 2014 |
Both teams had five days off for the All-Star break, but clearly the Clippers didn't bring their game back with them and the San Antonio Spurs did. The Spurs were the more energized and efficient team, the Clippers the team that lacked focus and was flat at times. That was a big reason why the Clippers dropped a 113-103 game to the Spurs on Tuesday night at Staples Center. The Spurs had five players score in double figures, led by reserve Patty Mills' 25 points. "I thought they were more ready for the game than we were," Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said.