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March 28, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
CLIPPERS AT SAN ANTONIO When: 5:30 PDT. Where: AT&T Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 980, 1330. Records: Clippers 49-23, Spurs 54-17. Record vs. Spurs: 2-1. Update: The Clippers are looking to establish a franchise record in wins. The Clippers won the first two games against the Spurs but were beaten by 26 points when the teams met in February. The Spurs are 31-4 at home, the third-best home record in the NBA.  
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March 27, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
LAKERS AT MILWAUKEE When: 5 PDT. Where: BMO Harris Bradley Center. On the air: TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 37-35; Bucks 34-36. Record vs. Bucks: 1-0. Update: The Bucks have lost four consecutive games and are experiencing some turmoil. Point guard Brandon Jennings was benched in the fourth quarter and failed to score in Milwaukee's 100-92 loss Wednesday to Philadelphia. Dwight Howard had 31 points and 16 rebounds while Kobe Bryant had 31 points and six assists in the Lakers' 104-88 victory over the Bucks in January.
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March 25, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
Chris Paul said after practice Monday that there was "a little bit" of swelling in the left knee he bumped during Saturday night's game but that "I should be all right. " Clippers Coach Vinny Del Negro said Paul is a "game-time" decision for their game against the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday. Paul gave no indication that he wasn't going to play, saying how much he looked forward to the Clippers' four-game trip that starts in Dallas and goes on to New Orleans, San Antonio and Houston.
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March 23, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
Phil Jackson would publicly criticize Kobe Bryant from time to time, but it was more a Zen zing than a diatribe. Mike Brown once complained to reporters about Bryant's game. Then he recanted the next day, even apologizing to Bryant. Coach Mike D'Antoni went full throttle Friday without ever saying Bryant's name after the Lakers shamefully lost to Washington, 103-100. He said the Lakers went one-on-one too often and didn't play enough defense against Trevor Ariza, a double indictment of Bryant, who was a perfect conductor before halftime but commandeered the offense the rest of the way and sloughed off defensively as Ariza hit three after three after three.
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March 23, 2013
MIAMI AT CHICAGO, Wednesday, 5 p.m. PDT . TV: ESPN. Maybe divine intervention could end the second-longest winning streak in NBA history. Chicago point guard Derrick Rose, who said this week that "nobody knows but God" when he will return from a torn knee ligament, would certainly heighten the drama if he decided to make his season debut against Miami. The Heat will presumably take a 27-game winning streak into the United Center considering its next two games are against Charlotte and Orlando, teams with the worst records in the NBA. - Ben Bolch
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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 22, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan and Dylan Hernandez
Few Lakers fans knew Earl Clark's name at the start of the season. When injuries hit the team's big men, Clark found himself in the starting lineup. Now Pau Gasol's return from a 20-game absence means a return to the bench for Clark, who has averaged 9.5 points and 7.3 rebounds as a starter. "I'm going to be fine, man," the easy-going Clark said Friday. "I think I did my job well. Pau, he's a Hall of Famer. He makes a lot of money. The guy's a two-time champion and I don't know how many All-Star games [four]
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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 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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