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March 23, 2013
No pressure Philadelphia guard Evan Turner, on the possibility of Andrew Bynum returning to the 76ers after sitting out this season because of knee injuries: "I don't want to sit here and scream out, 'Come back, come back, come back.' Dude's going through surgery, know what I'm saying? It's going to be tough enough rehabbing and everything. " Comes with territory Denver guard Ty Lawson, on the evolution of Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant, currently featured in a Nike campaign dubbed "K.D.
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March 21, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
The Clippers are known for their soaring lobs and jaw-dropping dunks, but they'd like to be known for something else. "We want our identity to be a defensive mind-set," Blake Griffin said. After Tuesday's embarrassing 116-101 loss at Sacramento, the Clippers pored over film, analyzing their poor rotations during a game in which the Kings shot 50.7% from the field and 50% from the three-point line, and outscored the Clippers, 38-18, in the fourth quarter. A day later, the Clippers held Philadelphia's star point guard Jrue Holiday to two points on one-for-eight shooting, and limited the 76ers to 36.7% from the field in a 101-72 win. "That's the only way we have a chance going into the postseason, is if our defense is right," Chris Paul said after the win Wednesday.
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March 16, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
When: 6:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: Time Warner Cable SportsNet, Time Warner Cable Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 35-32; Kings 23-43. Record vs. Kings: 1-1. Update: The Kings enjoyed their most lopsided victory since 1993 on Friday, hammering Chicago, 121-79, as Tyreke Evans had 27 points and the Bulls made two of 21 three-point attempts. Other than that, Sacramento has had an unremarkable season, going 9-28 in the Western Conference and facing the strong possibility of moving to Seattle.
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March 16, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
It doesn't matter to the Clippers that the New York Knicks are dealing with injuries. What matters to the Clippers is that they win a game soon to get rid of the bitter taste from the loss to Memphis on Wednesday night. "It's a big game for us," said point guard Chris Paul . "It's a home game and being that we lost our last game against Memphis, we need to get back on track. " Multiple reports have Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (fluid drained from right knee) and center Tyson Chandler (bruised left knee)
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March 14, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
The Clippers are 6-4 since the All-Star break - not bad, but not up to their expectations. They recognize that there has been some slippage in their play, offensively and defensively. But the Clippers also say there is time to get their groove back, to become a better team than they have shown in recent games. "I like to think it's possible to be a better team," Chris Paul said Wednesday, after the Clippers lost to Memphis. "We've got to get better defensively. Every night they [opponents]
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March 12, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
CLIPPERS VS. MEMPHIS When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: Prime Ticket; Radio: 980, 1330. Records: Clippers 45-20, Grizzlies 42-19. Record vs. Grizzlies: 2-0. Update: The Clippers lead the NBA in steals at 9.9 per game, and the Grizzlies, going into a game Tuesday night, are fourth at 8.7. Chris Paul leads the league in steals (2.38) and Memphis' Mike Conley is second (2.29). Before playing at Portland on Tuesday night, the Grizzlies had won four consecutive games and nine of their previous 10.
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