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Clippers Starting To Roll

by Graham Flashner

Dec 8, 2014 2:27 PM

As the Clippers grow and mature, a more formidable kind of team has emerged, one that stresses tough defense, spreading the court, and making the extra pass. Maybe not as flashy as Lob City, but more substantial, with the hope of playing deep into May. Read more »

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Clippers Run Out Of Miracles

by Graham Flashner

May 16, 2014 1:19 PM

The Clippers were never able to sustain the momentum of those first 15 minutes. They spent the rest of the game waiting for Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook to take over, and eventually, after a slow start, they did. Read more »

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Clippers Save Their Season With Game 4 Comeback

by Graham Flashner

May 12, 2014 1:11 PM

It may be too early to call the Clippers a team of destiny, but their season is getting more magical by the minute. What began as a Mother’s Day Massacre turned into a Mother’s Day Miracle. Read more »

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Clippers Answer The Bell

by Graham Flashner

In the end, it came down to basketball, thrilling, offensive basketball. The Clippers put aside Donald Sterling and distractions from the outside world, and, after scaring their fans with a lackluster first half, stormed back to outshoot, outmuscle, and outplay the Warriors to win Game 7. Read more »
Clippers Rise To The Moment In Game 5

by Graham Flashner

While the story is far from over, a tidal wave of relief swept through the entire Clippers organization and fan base, culminating in a night-long celebration at Staples Center. Read more »
Lakers Make The Wrong Statement

by Graham Flashner

The Lakers needed to make a statement in their game against the Heat on Thursday night, and they did. The statement was basically: “We are not good enough to beat the good teams.” Read more »
Lakers Continue To Self-Destruct

by Graham Flashner

It’s tough to tell which is coming first: is Kobe Bryant taking over the game because his teammates are deferring to him, or are they deferring to him because they’re waiting for him to take over? Read more »
A Los Angeles Rivalry At Last

by Graham Flashner

Step by step, game by game, the Clippers are shedding their image of perennial losers. And the good news is, they’re taking it in stride, refusing to get caught up in the hype, and downplaying the significance of beating the Lakers. Read more »