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Clippers Let Game 2 Get Away

by Graham Flashner

Apr 23, 2015 4:39 PM

Game 2's loss to the Spurs was one that the Clippers seemingly had no business winning, morphing into a game they will regret letting slip away with a late Blake Griffin turnover. Read more »

Tags: Los Angeles Clippers, NBA

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Last Dance For The King And The Mamba

by Graham Flashner

Jan 16, 2015 9:00 PM

Kobe Bryant and LeBron James spent Thursday's game smiling and laughing, occasionally even guarding each other, as if Kobeís Farewell Tour had already begun. Read more »

Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA

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Clippers Living Dangerously

by Graham Flashner

May 7, 2012 12:54 PM

Game 3 could have been a story about how an inexperienced playoff teamís dreadful free-throw shooting snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. Instead, itís a story about a resilient team that answered the Grizzliesí physical challenge in Game 2 and beat them at their own game. Read more »

Tags: Los Angeles Clippers, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA

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Lob City Receives Reality Check

by Graham Flashner

In a battle of two of the NBA's best point guards, it was clear which team has been together four years and which has had about 14 days. Read more »
Does Kobe Really Want To Be Traded?

by Graham Flashner

To those on the inside, Jerry Buss?s words about Kobe Bryant no longer being untouchable were stunning. Never had he so much as hinted at a willingness to move his most revered employee. You?d think that Kobe might have greeted Buss?s comments with a huge sigh of relief, but all he offered was silence. Read more »
Lakers Best Shot Isn?t Enough

by Graham Flashner

About that Lakers-Clippers series? Expect it to go the way of so many anticipated Hollywood projects: into turnaround. Maybe the Lakers bought into their own hype. Maybe they took Kobe Bryant?s Game 4 heroics for granted, figuring he?d be there to save them at the end once more. Read more »
Bring On The Lakers

by Graham Flashner

By winning Game 5, the Clippers will remain in Los Angeles for what comedian Billy Crystal has already dubbed ?The Hallway Series? against the Lakers, a series that promises to polarize the city like no other. That?s assuming the Lakers can close out the Phoenix Suns, which few Clippers seemed to doubt they would do. Read more »
Frazier And Monroe They Ain?t

by Graham Flashner

With the Steve Francis trade, Isiah Thomas is reaching back further than he realizes, 33 years in fact, when the Knicks were led by the most illustrious backcourt ever to grace the Garden floor: Walt (Clyde) Frazier and Earl (The Pearl) Monroe. Unfortunately, the comparisons end there." Read more »
Can Pistons Better The Bulls?

by Graham Flashner

The likelihood is, it won?t happen. But after 27 games, the Detroit Pistons are on a pace to tie or break the Chicago Bulls 72-10 record, set during their championship season of 1996. In fact, they have the same record the Bulls had on the same date in ?96: 24-3. Read more »
Clips Are Best In the West After Routing Bucks

by Graham Flashner

It?s almost as hard to believe as the Red Sox and White Sox winning the World Series in back-to-back years. The Clippers ? along with the San Antonio Spurs - are on top of the West. Granted, the season is a mere eight games old, but after dismantling the Milwaukee Bucks, 109-85, the Clippers, at 6-2, are off to the best start in the history of the franchise. Read more »
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