Paul Pierce ’50/50′ on return to the NBA

Future Hall of Fame forward Paul Pierce just endured a difficult first season with the Los Angeles Clippers. Dealing with the Blake Griffin drama and a whole host of team-wide injuries in his return to his native Southern California, the 2015-16 season didn’t necessarily go according to plan for the future Hall of Famer. Immediately following the Clippers series-ending Game 6 loss...
Via Sportsnaut
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WATCH: Clippers guard Rivers returns to game after 11 stitches to eye

Austin Rivers has been heavily criticized throughout his NBA career, but no basketball fan can speak ill of the effort he gave during Friday night’s playoff loss to the Portland Trailblazers. Rivers, filling in for the injured Chris Paul, scored 21 points and dished out eight assists, grabbed six rebounds, and didn’t turn the ball over on the night. He finished +2 overall in...
Via College Spun
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Five things to take from Clippers’ 106-103 Game 6 loss at Portland

Clippers center DeAndre Jordan reacts after the Clippers’ Game 6 loss at Portland, which ended the Clippers’ season/AP photo by Craig Mitchelldyer   – Austin Rivers showed about as much heart as a player can show in this loss that eliminated the Clippers from the playoffs, Portland winning the first-round series 4-2. Rivers had his left eye nearly destroyed by an errant elbow...
Via Inside the Clippers
6 hours ago

Clippers fighting through pain wasn’t enough in Game 6 loss

Despite fighting hard through the loss of two superstars, pain, and even stitches, the Los Angeles Clippers weren’t enough to keep their season alive in a 106-103 Game 6 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. The Los Angeles Clippers were never going to be favored in Game 6 against the Portland Trail Blazers. Being down two […] Clippers fighting through pain wasn’t enough in...
Via Clipperholics
6 hours ago

Banged-up Clippers go down fighting, face offseason of uncertainty

PORTLAND – Austin Rivers once said he could score 100 on Cousy, but he looked like he just went 10 rounds with Marciano. He was on the Moda Center floor, blood pouring from separate gashes above and below his left eye. The Clippers were already...
Via The OC Register
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Final: Banged up Clippers bow out, face offseason of uncertainty

PORTLAND – What now? It’s the question Coach Doc Rivers was forced to ask himself after the Clippers, besieged by Donald Sterling’s nonsense and a Game 5 collapse, left the playoffs two years ago. It’s the question he was forced to ask after...
Via The OC Register
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WATCH: Austin Rivers bloody after nasty elbow to head

Austin Rivers was down with a nasty cut around his eye after taking an inadvertent elbow to the head during Game 6 of the Clippers’ series with the Trail Blazers on Friday night. Rivers was going after a rebound when Al Farouq-Aminu caught him with an elbow around the eye: Rivers received a total of 11 stitches for cuts above and below his eye. According to ESPN’s Lisa Salters...
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Clippers try and break through in Game 6 in Portland

PORTLAND -- It's not like the Clippers needed more factors stacked against them in this series, but they're about to face another one Friday night. Needing a win to survive until a Game 7, the Clippers will have to due it on one of the toughest home...
Via The OC Register
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Clippers coach Doc Rivers jokes about Blake Griffin’s PRP injection: ‘We took Advil’

Blake Griffin/Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Clippers   While Chris Paul (fractured hand) was on the bench helping Doc Rivers coach the team during its 108-98 Game 5 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday at Staples Center, Blake Griffin (partially torn left quad tendon) was in another part of the arena taking in the game. Griffin was spotted afterward on crutches slowly...
Via Inside the Clippers
19 hours ago

#TWiCH: April 29 Is Historically a Great Day for Clippers Playoff Basketball

If you are a superstitious basketball fan, then you have a reason to be excited for tonight's Clippers contest against the Portland Trail Blazers. With their backs against the wall, and without the services of the team's top two players, the Clippers will be fighting against odds to force a game 7 at Staples Center on Sunday. Let's take a quick trip back for This Week in Clippers...
Via Clips Nation
22 hours ago

NBA Playoffs 2016 First Round: Clippers vs Blazers Game 6: Now or Next Year

Who could have thought the season could end before May? 2015-16 NBA Playoffs vs Portland Trail Blazers (3-2) Los Angeles Clippers (2-3) April 29, 2016 — 7:30 PM PT Moda Center (Rose Quarter), Portland, Oregon ESPN, Prime Ticket Projected Starters Damian Lillard PG Austin Rivers C.J. McCollum SG J.J. Redick Al-Farouq Aminu SF Jamal Crawford Maurice Harkless...
Via Clips Nation
1 day ago

Report: Blake Griffin played knowing he could reinjure quad

Blake Griffin was reportedly taking a significant risk in returning to the Los Angeles Clippers this season, and he knew it, too. According to Bleacher Report’s Kevin Ding, Griffin was aware that it was a “strong possibility” that he would re-tear his left quadriceps tendon if he tried to return for the playoffs, but elected to do so anyway. The quad, of course, was the injury...
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The Clippers’ Nine Hour Championship

This article was originally published on Pick and Popovich on April 26, 2016. At approximately 3:30 P.M. EST, news broke that Stephen Curry had a sprained MCL and would be out for at least two weeks. At approximately 3:31 P.M. EST, the Los Angeles Clippers were looking at the following playoff landscape: A 2-1 series lead over the nascent Portland Trailblazers, still struggling...
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Clippers fans arrive late to Staples Center for Game 5 vs Blazers

The Los Angeles Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers entered Wednesday night’s Western Conference first round Game 5 match-up knotted up at 2-2. However, the fans there for opening tip at 7:00 pm PST made it seem like the Clippers and Blazers were playing a meaningless game in mid-March between two non-playoff teams. Late arriving crowd at Staples Center for the early 7pm start...
Via The Comeback
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Doc Rivers brought to tears in pregame interview session

LOS ANGELES (AP) Clippers coach Doc Rivers' eyes welled with tears and he became choked up before his team played Portland in Game 5 of their first-round series. During his pregame availability Wednesday night, Rivers was asked who he leans on to get through after losing injured stars Blake Griffin and Chris Paul. Rivers responded, ''I don't know,'' and his dark eyes filled with...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan: Ordinary together, MVPs apart

The Clippers' season effectively ended on Monday night, when Chris Paul broke his hand. Their first-round series against the Blazers is knotted at 2-2, but even if the Clips manage to make it past Dame Lillard and company, they don't stand a chance against even a Steph Curry-less Warriors team without Paul and now without Blake Griffin. The Clips will busy themselves with granular...
Via RealGM - NBA
3 days ago  |  Discuss

For DeAndre Jordan and the Clippers who can play, a crucible arrives

In a very real sense, the Los Angeles Clippers and DeAndre Jordan are playing with less pressure in the final games of their Western Conference first-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers. No Chris Paul. No Blake Griffin. The Clippers are no longer an NBA title contender after very briefly seeing a sliver of daylight following the MRI result for Stephen Curry’s knee. It’s...
Via Crossover Chronicles
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Blake Griffin to miss playoffs with quad injury

After tweaking his quad on Monday night, Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers got the worst news possible Tuesday. Per Dan Woike of the Orange County Register, Griffin will miss the rest of the 2015-16 NBA Playoffs. Blake Griffin will miss the rest of the playoffs due to the injured quad - no new damage — Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) April 26, 2016 This is incredibly...
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Blake Griffin ’50-50′ to play Game 5 after quad setback

The Los Angeles Clippers were dealt a couple of death blows Monday night in the team’s 98-84 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. In addition to the broken hand that could cost point guard Chris Paul the rest of the playoffs, Blake Griffin’s quad injury reared its ugly head once again. Head coach Doc Rivers wasn’t optimistic about Griffin’s availability for Game 5 Wednesday...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers zing DeAndre Jordan on Twitter over horrible free throw

DeAndre Jordan is one of the worst free throw shooters in the NBA, and the Los Angeles Clippers big man put his shortcomings on full display during Monday night’s loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. And the Blazers let him hear it via their official Twitter account: Our staff is currently looking into the wind issue inside the arena. Should have a report soon.
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Paul leaves game with broken hand

The Los Angeles Clippers suffered a huge blow on Monday night when Chris Paul left the game against the Blazers with a hand injury. He hurt it trying to jar the ball loose from Gerald Henderson in the third quarter, and you can watch the play below. ESPN’s J.A. Adande reports that Paul suffered a broken hand, and CP3 could miss the rest of the postseason. A source said Chris...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Los Angeles Clippers are playing a must-win game tonight

The Los Angeles Clippers are up 2-1 against the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round of the NBA playoffs. The Clippers looked likely to sweep the series after the first two games, which they won handily, but staggered in the third game, falling to Portland 96-88 on Saturday night. This defeat came as somewhat of a shock to LA, as they had cruised to victory in their first two...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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