Los Angeles Clippers - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Los Angeles Clippers Deliberate Jazz try to slow down Warriors in 2nd round OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Utah Jazz had the slowest pace in the league during the regular season, while the push-it-at-every-chance Golden State Warriors were among the fastest as they tried to establish their tempo from the tip. That clash of styles even showed up in the first round of the playoffs, as the Jazz needed a Game 7 to get past the Los Angele... Mon, 01 May 2017 23:36:00 GMT 2017-05-01T23:36:00Z Jazz flatten Clippers 104-91, win 1st-round series 4-3 LOS ANGELES (AP) — The young Utah Jazz have grown up quickly. Gordon Hayward scored 26 points and the Jazz eliminated the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday with a 104-91 victory, closing out the first-round series 4-3 to earn the franchise's first postseason victory since 2010. "We've been through some pretty hard downs," ... Mon, 01 May 2017 02:20:00 GMT 2017-05-01T02:20:00Z Chris Paul wills Clippers to deciding Game 7 against Jazz LOS ANGELES (AP) — The opening round of the NBA playoffs is down to the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Clippers, the only series to be extended to seven games. The Clippers can finish off the Jazz on Sunday and advance to the Western Conference semifinals against Golden State, which has been waiting since Wednesday to find out its next opponent. ... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 19:47:00 GMT 2017-04-29T19:47:00Z Paul scores 29, Clippers beat Jazz 98-93 to force Game 7 SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Clippers coach Doc Rivers put it simply when he said Chris Paul willed his team to victory with the season on the line. Paul scored 29 points and the Los Angeles Clippers forced a Game 7 in their first-round series with a 98-93 victory over the Utah Jazz on Friday night. The Clippers will host the only do-or-die ga... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 06:35:00 GMT 2017-04-29T06:35:00Z Warriors move on with a sweep of the Trail Blazers PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Long after the Trail Blazers had left their court, many of Golden State's players celebrated on the floor at the Moda Center to the delight of a rather large contingent of yellow-clad fans who chanted "War-ri-ors! War-ri-ors!" The first-round sweep was sweet, even in Portland's house. Stephen Curry scored 37 points and Golden State b... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:15:00 GMT 2017-04-25T06:15:00Z Johnson scores 28, Jazz beat Clippers 105-98 to even series SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Joe Johnson saved the Utah Jazz — again. "Iso Joe" has become a major problem for the Los Angeles Clippers. Johnson scored 28 points, and the Jazz beat the Clippers 105-98 on Sunday night to tie their first-round playoff series at 2-all. It was Utah's first home playoff win since 2010. "He's so s... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 05:12:00 GMT 2017-04-24T05:12:00Z Clippers' Griffin to miss rest of playoffs with toe injury SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Chris Paul and his Los Angeles Clippers teammates are more concerned with supporting Blake Griffin than worrying about Game 4 against the Utah Jazz. They will focus on that game later. Griffin was ruled out for the remainder of the playoffs after injuring his big toe during Friday night's win against the Jazz. "It'... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 22:02:00 GMT 2017-04-22T22:02:00Z Rites of postseason: LeBron looks for sweep, Clippers ailing They seem like postseason traditions: LeBron James is going for a sweep, and the Los Angeles Clippers have big problems. James is one win from the second round and the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers might be on the cusp of getting several rest days. Meanwhile, Blake Griffin will miss the rest of the season in a major blow for a Clippers team that now faces playof... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 19:37:00 GMT 2017-04-22T19:37:00Z Paul scores 34, Clippers beat Jazz 111-106 to take 2-1 lead SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers sounded in awe of his point guard after watching Chris Paul beat the Utah Jazz with a fantastic fourth-quarter performance. Paul scored a season-high 34 points and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied for a 111-106 victory Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in the first-round playoff series. ... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 06:14:00 GMT 2017-04-22T06:14:00Z Blake Griffin leaves Game 3 with bruised right big toe SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Clippers forward Blake Griffin has left Game 3 against the Jazz with a bruised right big toe and will not return. The five-time All-Star left the game with 3:18 remaining in the second quarter after landing awkwardly following a transition layup. He had 11 points, six rebounds and two assists in 18 minutes. Griffin... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 03:55:00 GMT 2017-04-22T03:55:00Z Lob City smash: Clippers beat Jazz 99-91, even series at 1-1 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Buoyed by a newfound sense of urgency, the Clippers took it to the Utah Jazz from the opening tip. The patch of real estate under the basket was all theirs, all game. Blake Griffin led a smash-mouth revival of Lob City with 24 points and DeAndre Jordan had a double-double in the Clippers' 99-91 victory on Tuesday night that evened their playoff series at 1-1. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 06:36:00 GMT 2017-04-19T06:36:00Z 'Greek Freak,' Bucks _ and Jazz, Bulls _ look for 2-0 leads Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo marked his arrival as a big stage, playoff performer in his second trip to the NBA postseason — now he's looking for more. The 22-year-old dubbed the "Greek Freak" will be looking to once again put his stamp on the Bucks' series against the Toronto Raptors. There Game 2 showdown in Toronto is one of the trio of NBA playoffs games Tuesday ni... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 23:16:00 GMT 2017-04-17T23:16:00Z Utah's Rudy Gobert has hyperextended left knee, bone bruise LOS ANGELES (AP) — Utah center Rudy Gobert has been diagnosed with a left knee hyperextension and bone contusion after his collision 17 seconds into the Jazz's playoff opener against the Los Angeles Clippers. The team says he will continue to be re-evaluated. No timetable for his return was given. Gobert was taken from Staples Center on Saturday night for... Sun, 16 Apr 2017 22:03:00 GMT 2017-04-16T22:03:00Z Johnson's drive at buzzer helps Jazz beat LA 97-95 in Game 1 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joe Johnson has seen a lot in his 16 years in the NBA. So the veteran didn't flinch with the clock ticking down and the game tied. All that experience is why the Utah Jazz brought him in this season. It paid off when Johnson drove the lane and hit a floater at the buzzer, giving the Jazz a 97-95 victory over the Los A... Sun, 16 Apr 2017 06:55:00 GMT 2017-04-16T06:55:00Z Westbrook vs Harden the highlight when NBA playoffs open Russell Westbrook against James Harden is a sensational start to the NBA postseason. Golden State against Cleveland no longer looks like the certain finish. The playoffs open this weekend, highlighted by a must-see matchup in the first round between record-setting guards who are former teammates and now leading MVP candidates. ... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 07:30:00 GMT 2017-04-14T07:30:00Z Clippers looking to avoid injuries, bad luck in playoffs LOS ANGELES (AP) — When it comes to the playoffs, the Los Angeles Clippers' history is short and not at all sweet. The once-beleaguered franchise has never made it past the second round, and in two of the last three years under coach Doc Rivers they've blown comfortable series leads and ended up going home. At least they're going to ope... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 20:56:00 GMT 2017-04-13T20:56:00Z Bulls, Pacers grab last 2 spots in NBA playoffs Dwyane Wade is going back to the playoffs. The Miami Heat aren't going with him. The field for the NBA postseason is set, with Wade and the Chicago Bulls claiming one of the last two available spots on the final night of the regular season. The other went to the Indiana Pacers, who downed the Atlanta Hawks. The Bulls and Pacers winning ... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 05:02:00 GMT 2017-04-13T05:02:00Z What's at stake for winners _ and losers _ in NBA finale NEW YORK (AP) — For some teams, it's win and they're in. For others, winning is the worst thing they can do Wednesday. The last night of the NBA regular season isn't just about playoff spots. It's also about lottery seeds, the final chance to lock up the best odds possible for landing a high pick in what's considered a deep draft. ... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 06:37:00 GMT 2017-04-12T06:37:00Z Clippers clinch playoff berth with 108-95 victory over Jazz LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers lost a 16-point lead in the third quarter and their tempers went with it. Jamal Crawford and Chris Paul were whistled for technical fouls and suddenly, Utah had made a game of it. "My emotions got the best of me for a second," Crawford said. "I had to get it off my chest and settle down going ... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 23:18:00 GMT 2017-03-25T23:18:00Z Kyrie gets 46, but Cavaliers barely beat Lakers, 125-120 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Most of the basketball world booed when the Cleveland Cavaliers rested their three best players on Saturday. Turns out the Big Three needed every bit of that conserved energy one day later to hold off the last-place Los Angeles Lakers. Kyrie Irving scored 46 points, LeBron James added 34 and the Cavaliers had to rally... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 05:28:00 GMT 2017-03-20T05:28:00Z While the Big 3 get rest, Clippers rout Cavaliers 108-78 LOS ANGELES (AP) — When the Cleveland Cavaliers decided to rest LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love in the same game, they also provided a welcome boost to the Los Angeles Clippers, who got to sit their own starters for the entire fourth quarter of a predictably one-sided victory. The fans paying for high-priced Staples Center seats, or tuning in fo... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 04:36:00 GMT 2017-03-19T04:36:00Z Cavaliers rest LeBron, Love, Kyrie vs Clippers LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers are resting LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving against the Los Angeles Clippers. Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue announced the decision shortly before game time Saturday. Lue says all three stars will return Sunday night against the woeful Lakers. Love was already scheduled to rest as he retu... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 00:37:00 GMT 2017-03-19T00:37:00Z Westbrook leads Thunder past Kings without triple-double OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook didn't get a fifth straight triple-double, but the Oklahoma City Thunder won their fifth straight game and that was all he cared about Saturday. Westbrook had 28 points, eight rebounds and 10 assists to help the Thunder roll past the Sacramento Kings 110-94. Oklahoma City has the longest current winning streak in the NBA and it's moved ... Sat, 18 Mar 2017 23:14:00 GMT 2017-03-18T23:14:00Z Crawford's hot stretch helps Clippers beat Celtics 116-102 LOS ANGELES (AP) — For a few minutes, Jamal Crawford made the NBA look like nothing more than schoolyard basketball. Crawford hit three 3-pointers in 70 seconds late in the third quarter, scored 17 of his 19 points in the second half, and lifted the Los Angeles Clippers to a 116-102 victory over the Boston Celtics on Monday night. "I th... Tue, 07 Mar 2017 15:30:00 GMT 2017-03-07T15:30:00Z Adam Silver says NBA All-Star format will change for 2018 Change is coming to the defense-optional All-Star Game, and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants to hear ideas. Silver and players' union President Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers have spoken about how to make the game more competitive. No decisions have been made, but the Western Conference's 192-182 win over the Eastern Conference last month in New Orleans underlined ... Sat, 04 Mar 2017 14:27:00 GMT 2017-03-04T14:27:00Z Harden scores 26, Rockets hit 20 3s to beat Clippers 122-103 LOS ANGELES (AP) — When the Houston Rockets get going the way they did Wednesday night, all those 3-pointers become a blur. James Harden scored 26 points and the Rockets hit 20 of their first 39 attempts from beyond the arc in a 122-103 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. Houston opened a 31-point lead early in the fourth quarter, so... Thu, 02 Mar 2017 07:34:00 GMT 2017-03-02T07:34:00Z Griffin scores 43, Clippers hold off Hornets 124-121 in OT LOS ANGELES (AP) — Since returning from knee surgery last month, a healthy Blake Griffin has been on quite a tear. His performance Sunday night was the most impressive yet. Griffin scored a season-high 43 points and added 10 rebounds and five assists as the Los Angeles Clippers held off the Charlotte Hornets 124-121 in overtime. ... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 07:15:00 GMT 2017-02-27T07:15:00Z Curry flurry: MVP's huge third quarter propels Warriors OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Well-rested on fresh legs, Stephen Curry found his 3-point touch during one phenomenal flurry in one game-breaking quarter. Draymond Green got hit with a technical while walking away and let his usual fire fly at coach Steve Kerr in the aftermath. They laughed about it later. Kevin Durant brought some postgame com... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:15:00 GMT 2017-02-24T07:15:00Z The Latest: Robinson wins dunk contest, caps Saturday events NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Saturday's NBA All-Star events (all times local): 9:25 p.m. Glenn Robinson III of the Indiana Pacers is the All-Star slam dunk champion. Robinson beat Derrick Jones Jr. of the Phoenix Suns in the final round. Robinson clinched the win with a perfect 50 on the final dunk of the night — going over three people for a reverse dunk and nearly touc... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 04:34:00 GMT 2017-02-19T04:34:00Z Oakley's arrest lowest point in his falling out with Knicks NEW YORK (AP) — Charles Oakley maintains he did nothing wrong before he was surrounded by Madison Square Garden security officials. Something has happened, though, to turn him from popular player to persona non grata within his former franchise. Oakley blamed his strained relationship with the Knicks and owner James Dolan on Thursday fo... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:48:00 GMT 2017-02-10T00:48:00Z