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April 3, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
VS. DALLAS When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 25-50; Mavericks 44-31 through Wednesday. Record vs. Mavericks: 0-2. Update: Dallas remains in a tight race with Memphis and Phoenix for the final two playoff spots in the Western Conference. The Lakers hadn't lost a season series to Dallas since 2006-07, but it became official in January with a 110-97 loss. In fact, the Lakers' other game against Dallas wasn't very competitive either (a 123-104 loss in November)
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March 30, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
MINNEAPOLIS - Sunday was a day of rest and no practice for the Clippers, giving Glen Davis time to reflect on his run-in with Coach Doc Rivers and allowing Blake Griffin time to get more treatment for back spasms. The drama-filled moments from Saturday night's game between the Clippers and Houston Rockets also included reserve guard Jamal Crawford suffering from a sore and tight left Achilles' tendon. Davis had gotten into an argument with Rivers during the game Saturday night and was eventually escorted off the bench and into the Clippers' locker room after Rivers told the team's security to remove his backup power forward.
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March 30, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
AT MINNESOTA When: 5 PDT. Where: Target Center, Minneapolis. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 980, 1330. Records: Clippers 52-22: Timberwolves 36-36. Record vs. Timberwolves: 3-0. Update: The Clippers are 3-1 on their five-game trip. They have defeated the Timberwolves eight consecutive times.
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March 25, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
The Clippers' last lengthy trip of the regular season could amount to an extended scouting mission. Three of the teams they'll play on the five-game trip - Dallas, Houston and Phoenix - are possible first-round playoff opponents, though a matchup against the Rockets appears unlikely unless both teams slip considerably over the last three weeks of the regular season. Before Tuesday's games, the Clippers (50-21) were in third place in the Western Conference, but only 2 1/2 games behind second-place Oklahoma City and 1 1/2 games ahead of fourth-place Houston.
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March 24, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
All you need to know about the season Milwaukee is having is that Philadelphia is on a 25-game losing streak . . . and still has a better record than that of the NBA-worst Bucks. The Bucks brought their traveling woe show to Staples Center on Monday night and somehow kept things more than competitive against the Clippers. The Clippers led by only four points with a little more than three minutes left before starting to vaguely resemble the team that has the league's second-best home record, emerging with a 106-98 victory that fell squarely into the scarier-than-it-should-have-been department.
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March 23, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
The surreal state of the Lakers - they lose even when they win. They beat the Orlando Magic, 103-94, Sunday at Staples Center and ended a four-game losing streak with a career-high 28 points from Jordan Hill. But Pau Gasol couldn't finish the game, staying in the locker room at halftime after feeling dizzy and nauseated. He received three liters of IV solution, a sizable amount, and was to spend the night at a hospital for precautionary reasons. Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni theorized it was an illness or influenza though admitted he did not know what caused Gasol's discomfort.
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