Clippers-Trail Blazers Game 6: L.A. fighting to stay together

On the brink of elimination from the 2016 NBA playoffs, the star-reduced Los Angeles Clippers are now fighting to prove how far they’ve come from last year, and show Doc Rivers that he needs to keep everyone around for one last run at a title in 2017. At this point of the Los Angeles Clippers’ season, down […] Clippers-Trail Blazers Game 6: L.A. fighting to stay together...
Via Clipperholics
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Clippers looks to force Game 7 against Blazers

Damian Lillard's fourth-quarter outburst pushed the Portland Trail Blazers within one win of eliminating the injury-plagued Los Angeles Clippers.The Blazers could use a better start from their point guard as they attempt to finish off their opening-round series in six games Friday night at home.Lillard made four of Portland's six 3-pointers and scored 16 points in the final period...
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Clippers Confident Despite Underdog Role

In a couple of tweets from Rowan Kavner, a couple key Clippers shared their thoughts on their remaining round 1 games, and there is no lack of confidence. Austin: "We were down 3-2 in SA when everybody thought we were out, and we found a way to win. We still believe we can win this series" — Rowan Kavner (@RowanKavner) April 28, 2016 Jamal: "All the games...
Via Clips Nation
17 hours ago

J.J. Redick: Clippers must ‘figure out’ way to win Game 6 at Portland

Clippers coach Doc Rivers looks down as he leans on the scorer’s table during the second half of the Clippers’ 108-98 Game 5 loss to Portland on Wednesday at Staples Center/AP photo by Mark J. Terrill   With their 108-98 Game 5 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night at Staples Center, the Clippers are on the brink of elimination as Portland now leads the series...
Via Inside the Clippers
18 hours 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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Clippers' Austin Rivers explains his heartbreaking relationship with Doc Rivers

These are depressing times for the Los Angeles Clippers.Without Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, both of whom will miss the remainder of the playoffs due to injury, emotions ran high prior to Wednesday night's Game 5 against the Portland Trail Blazers. In fact, Clippers coach Doc Rivers was brought to tears in his pregame press conference, as a question about perseverance and support...
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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...
Via The Sports Post
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Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan totally destroys Mason Plumlee

In the Los Angeles Clippers’ Game 5 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, DeAndre Jordan threw down one of the best dunks of the NBA playoffs to destroy Mason Plumlee. The Los Angeles Clippers were never going to have an easy time if they hoped to defeat the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 5. There […] Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan totally destroys Mason Plumlee - Clipperholics - Clipperholics...
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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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DeAndre Jordan, J.J. Redick help depleted Clippers to 50-45 halftime lead over Blazers in Game 5

DeAndre Jordan/Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Clippers   The depleted Clippers – missing stars Chris Paul and Blake Griffin – started 1 of 8 from the field on Wednesday in Game 5 of their first-round series with Portland at Staples Center. They trailed by as many as seven points in the first quarter. By the time halftime rolled around, the Clippers were able to take a 50-45...
Via Inside the Clippers
1 day ago

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
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A Star Wars Recap of the Clippers/Blazers First Round Thus Far

For the second Star Wars related article on ClipsNation, I describe the series against the Blazers (thus far) with Star Wars. With all of the somber Clipper news, there was a definite need for some lighthearted content.  Hopefully this can prevent some of you from joining the darkside!  Here is the series thus far described by some of my own (poorly photoshopped) Star Wars images...
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1 day ago

Clippers’ patience, not future chance to contend, may be up

The Los Angeles Clippers still have the core to contend next year, but they may not have the patience to avoid trades and try one last time. The Los Angeles Clippers’ season is once again coming to an end that is shrouded in doubts and “what ifs”. Unlike 2015, when a cataclysmic collapse to lose a […] Clippers’ patience, not future chance to contend, may be up - Clipperholics...
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1 day ago

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...
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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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
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2 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
2 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
3 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...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers' Paul Pierce not getting many minutes, but still doling out lots of playoff wisdom

PORTLAND, Ore. – Paul Pierce had played in 159 playoff games, including a brief appearance in Game 1 of the Clippers’ series with Portland. Pierce played 10 minutes and 41 seconds in his first playoff game with the Clippers. He was the 11th man...
Via The OC Register
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers' Austin Rivers has always been filled with confidence

PLAYA VISTA – Austin Rivers knows how it’s going to sound. He remembers the conversation about comparing players across generations. A shy, meeker person than him would’ve pointed out that the speed of the game, the athleticism changes, the...
Via The OC Register
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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