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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
SPORTS
March 31, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 980, 1330. Records: Clippers 49-25, Pacers 47-27. Record vs. Pacers: 1-0. Update: The Clippers have lost three of their last four games. The Pacers hold opponents to a league-best 89.7 points per game and lead the NBA in rebounds per game, averaging 46.4. They average 13 offensive rebounds, fourth-best in the league.
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March 30, 2013 | By Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times
MIAMI AT SAN ANTONIO: Sunday, 4 p.m. PDT. TV: None. Jerry West and Gail Goodrich may be resting easy, but LeBron James and Dwyane Wade certainly aren't. Now that the Miami Heat can no longer threaten the 1971-72 Lakers' NBA-record 33-game winning streak (at least until next season), it is left to terrify the rest of the league. San Antonio is among the few teams that can say "Boo!" back without eliciting laughter. The Spurs are on the verge of securing the top seeding in the Western Conference for a third consecutive season, making this a possible Finals preview.
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