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Are the Los Angeles Clippers Contenders or Pretenders?

Are the Los Angeles Clippers Contenders or Pretenders? With one game left in their regular season, the Los Angeles Clippers are comfortably on top of the Pacific Division standings and own the 3rd seed in the tough Western Conference. While their 56 wins have tied their franchise best, many people are still asking if the Clippers are really contenders, or just pretenders.To answer...

5 things: Clippers grind down Kings as boredom sets in

LOS ANGELES -- The Clippers are bored, and it's understandable. Regardless of the outcomes of their final two games, they are locked into the three seed. More important, they are nursing injuries to a few key players, and with the bloodbath that is the Western Conference playoffs looming, objective No. 1 is getting to the postseason in one piece. Games against lottery teams are...
Via Fox Sports West
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Rondo deserves to be benched for his bad habits?

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “Part of this thing is, Rondo has developed bad habits from playing with Doc Rivers’ team. That was an experienced, elderly team. They weren’t pressing the issue. They executed plays to perfection.” “This...
Via Red's Army
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers On KD: “The Single Most Difficult Guy To Defend”

On the eve of their showdown against Oklahoma City, Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers gave high praise to 3-time scoring champion Kevin Durant. “He’s already the single most difficult guy to defend” in the NBA. “I’ve said that for three years,” Rivers said Tuesday, on the eve of his team’s showdown with the Thunder in a game that could determine the top three...
Via BlackSportsOnline
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers notes: Setting up playoff picture, Hedo retires, injury updates

PLAYA VISTA, Calif. -- To Clippers coach Doc Rivers, it's just another game on the NBA schedule. But Wednesday night could be the most significant game his team plays this season. When the Clippers host the Oklahoma City Thunder starting at 7 p.m. on Prime Ticket, the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference playoffs could be at stake. The Thunder play in Sacramento on Tuesday night...
Via Fox Sports West
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers: Jamal Crawford ‘Certainly’ Should Win Sixth Man Award

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers feels strongly about Jamal Crawford’s production this season for the Clips. Rivers believes Crawford’s play warrants the NBA Sixth Man of the Year award, as tweeted by the Clippers’ official Twitter page: Doc said he “certainly” thinks @JCrossover should win 6th Man of the Year. “He’s just been fantastic” — Los Angeles...
Via Basketball Bicker
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers does not like thought of Jamal Crawford being out until playoffs

Clippers coach Doc Rivers shudders at the thought of guard Jamal Crawford not playing again until the playoffs begin. It just doesn’t bode well for a player to miss so many games down the stretch of the regular season, then expect him to be all he has been with a flip of a switch. “I don’t know, I hope not. But, yeah, it’s looking like that,” Rivers said ahead of Sunday’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers: Celtics Franchise Has ‘Championship Mindset,’ Even In Rebuilding Years

The 23-51 record suggests otherwise, but when Doc Rivers looks across the country at his former employer, he sees an organization with a winning culture. The Boston Celtics do not take losing well. Even with now-guaranteed inclusion in this year’s NBA draft lottery, the team and its fans are already looking to the future, either short- or long-term. Coach Brad Stevens has put together...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Glen Davis sent to locker room by Doc Rivers during game

Glen Davis was sent back to the locker room during the second quarter against the Rockets Saturday night for disciplinary reasons, and will not return. Glen "Big Baby" Davis will miss the rest of the game for disciplinary issues. — Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) March 30, 2014 According to Brad Turner of the LA Times: Glen Davis just got pulled out of game and said someting...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
20 days ago  |  Discuss

5 things: Clippers pull away from Bucks for 50th win

LOS ANGELES -- Doc Rivers' mantra this season has been process over results. The Clippers' coach remains even-keeled regardless of a win or a loss, choosing to focus on how Los Angeles played on a given night rather than the final score. With a pivotal five-game road trip with playoff implications looming, the Clippers understandably overlooked the lowly Milwaukee Bucks on...
Via Fox Sports West
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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