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April 12, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 42-37, Warriors 45-33 Record vs. Warriors: 2-1. Update: Lakers center Dwight Howard intimated he would not seek payback for Golden State counterpart David Lee's smacking him in the mouth with an elbow March 25 during the Warriors' 109-103 victory in Oakland. "I just said, 'I'll remember it,'" Howard said. "It doesn't mean I want to come out [Friday]
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SPORTS
April 11, 2013
Blake Griffin and Chris Paul led seven players in double figures with 19 points apiece, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 111-95 on Wednesday night for their franchise-record 31st home win of the season. Paul added 11 assists, and Willie Green had 15 points in breaking the old mark of 30 wins by the 1974-75 team, when it was known as the Buffalo Braves. The Clippers improved to 31-9 at home, three days after clinching their first Pacific Division title in franchise history.
SPORTS
April 10, 2013
When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: Prime Ticket; Radio: 980, 1220. Records: Clippers 51-26, Timberwolves 29-47. Record vs. Timberwolves: 3-0. Update: The Clippers give up 94.8 points per game, the fourth-stingiest defense in the NBA. They average 9.7 steals per game, tops in the league. The Timberwolves give up 97.9 points per game to rank 15th in the NBA. Timberwolves forward Kevin Love will have surgery on his left knee this week and will be out for the rest of the season.
SPORTS
April 10, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
  Miami held Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh out of Wednesday's game in Washington. A couple of hours later the Nuggets, who recently lost Danilo Gallinari for the season, played the banged-up Spurs without Ty Lawson. And the Knicks expect to be missing Marcus Camby, Tyson Chandler and Kenyon Martin on Thursday in Chicago, where the Bulls will be without Joakim Noah. With the end of the regular season just a week away, several playoff teams are limping toward the finish line, struggling to either manage injuries or to rest key players in preparation for the postseason.
SPORTS
April 6, 2013
Clippers-Lakers When: 12:30 p.m. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: Channel 7; Radio: 710, 980, 1330. Records: Clippers 50-26, Lakers 40-36. Series record: 3-0, Clippers. Update: The Clippers won the first three games against the Lakers by an average of 13 points. Clippers center DeAndre Jordan leads the NBA in field-goal percentage, making 64.1% of his shots. Steve Nash is listed as doubtful against the Clippers because of hip and hamstring soreness.
SPORTS
April 4, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
The Lakers hadn't played in days but gained some ground on Utah. If only the rest of their season had been this easy. Their playoff lives, though, might boil down to the place they originated. The Minnesota Timberwolves (28-46) could be a key to their collecting the $194,016 playoff share pocketed by teams advancing to the first round. Utah plays Minnesota twice - at home April 12 and at Minnesota on April 15. New Lakers refrain: Go Timberwolves? Pau Gasol is good friends with Minnesota guard Ricky Rubio.
SPORTS
April 4, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
There appears to be some good news on the Chauncey Billups injury front. Clippers Coach Vinny Del Negro said that Billups, who missed his fourth consecutive game because of a strained right groin, might be available to play over the weekend. Willie Green started in Billups' place again Wednesday. "Chauncey is feeling better," Del Negro said. The Clippers don't play again until Sunday, when they host the Lakers in their designated home game at Staples Center. The Clippers won't practice Thursday but will practice Friday and Saturday and then determine whether Billups will play against the Lakers.
SPORTS
April 3, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
For one night at least, the Clippers were able to smile again. Even if the Clippers ran over a downtrodden Phoenix Suns team, 126-101, Wednesday night at Staples Center, Los Angeles simply needed the good feeling that a win brings. In the process, the Clippers made franchise history. BOX SCORE: Clippers 126, Suns 101 They improved to 50-26, the first time in history the Clippers have won 50 games in a season. They broke the old record of 49 wins by the 1974-75 Buffalo Braves.
SPORTS
April 2, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
The Clippers want their mojo back because somewhere along the way they have lost it. They seem to have lost their purpose, drive and determination. The Clippers have seven regular-season games left to see if they can find what has been missing. "Really, we've got to win the rest of them," Blake Griffin said Tuesday after practice. "Obviously you are going to say that throughout the entire season. But this is really the time when our sense of urgency needs to be at its highest.
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