Clippers Update – Week of April 7th
The Los Angeles Clippers have a very good chance at earning the third
seed in the Western Conference playoffs, which would give them home court advantage in the first round of the postseason.
The Clippers are having a fine season under the tutelage of new head coach Doc Rivers, who has championship experience both
as a player and a coach. Rivers has made this Los Angeles team a more confident bunch, and they look like a real contender
to represent the Western Conference in the NBA Finals this season. The Clippers got a big win over a playoff hopeful when
they took down the Phoenix Suns last week. The Suns are looking to earn one of the final spots in the conference standings
by the end of the regular season, but the Clippers certainly did not go easy on them in this game. Darren Collison played
very well in this contest, dropping 23 points on 9 of 16 shooting. Chris Paul added 20 points of his own, and Blake Griffin
chipped in 23.
Later in the week the Clippers took down the Los Angeles Lakers, their biggest rival and the team they
share the Staples Center with. The Lakers are having a tough year without Kobe Bryant, and the Clippers did not make things
any easier when the two teams squared off. CP3 was electric in this game, hitting eight of his 10 field goal attempts, which
included a perfect four of four from distance. Griffin scored 23 points in the game while adding seven boards and five assists.
Griffin is having what most people think is the best season of his pro career, and one would think that Rivers has been a
big part of this. The Clippers will look to close out the regular season on a high note to get some nice momentum heading
into the postseason.
Clippers Update – Week of March 31st
The Los Angeles Clippers have not only
clinched a spot in the postseason in the Western Conference, but they have also wrapped up the Pacific Division title this
season. Los Angeles is storming toward the postseason with their sights set on one of the top seeds in the Western Conference
playoffs. The team helped the cause last week by winning three of their four contests. The Clippers got two of their three
wins last week against playoff hopefuls out West, showing that they are ready to defeat playoff-caliber opponents. The first
of those wins came against the Dallas Mavericks in Big D. Clippers point guard Chris Paul dominated in this contest, notching
31 points and nine assists. Every Clippers starter scored in double figures in this game, and Jamal Crawford was able to contribute
some scoring off the bench even though his shot was not falling with great regularity.
Los Angeles got another victory
later in the week when they were able to defeat the Houston Rockets. The Rockets are looking to secure the fourth seed in
the conference standings, which would give them home court advantage in the first round of the postseason. However, Paul proved
to be too much to handle in this particular game. Paul notched 30 points and 12 assists in the game, and DeAndre Jordan contributed
in a big way with 20 points, 12 boards and six blocks. Jordan is having a breakout season, and one has to think that head
coach Doc Rivers has a great deal to do with that. Before the season Rivers was championing Jordan and building his confidence,
and the results have been fantastic, as Jordan has become one of the best rebounders in the entire National Basketball Association.
Clippers Update – Week of March 24th
The Los Angeles Clippers found themselves with the third-best record
in the Western Conference following their winning one of their two games last week. It was a light week for Los Angeles last
week, and the team got several days to rest. The Clippers kicked off the week with a loss to the Denver Nuggets. The Nuggets
have been up and down this season following a coaching change and some personnel turnover in the offseason, and they've experience
some major injuries as well. The Nuggets got a big game from Kenneth Faried in this game, as the Morehead State product was
able to notch 18 points and 16 boards against the Clippers. Faried has been playing very well as of late, resembling the player
that dominated on the glass last year. The Clippers saw point guard put up a nice game against Denver, as the veteran notched
29 points and seven assists. Blake Griffin added 26 points of his own, but it was not enough a fourth quarter surge that put
the Nuggets over the top.
Los Angeles rebounded later in the week with a victory over the Detroit Pistons. The Pistons
have not been the epitome of consistency this season, as they've struggled to gel as a unit, but they do possess some very
talented players. Paul was fantastic in this game, putting up 28 points (10 of 15 from the floor), six rebounds and 15 assists.
Paul is general considered to be the top point guard in the National Basketball Association, and he reminded people why with
this performance. Griffin added 25 points, seven boards and seven assists, continuing his excellent season. This duo has been
quite dynamic for the Clippers this season, and they've got fans thinking that an NBA Finals appearance is within reach.
Clippers Update – Week of March 17th
The Los Angeles Clippers continued their strong play last week by
winning all four of their contests. The team kicked off the week with a victory over the Phoenix Suns, a team that is fighting
for a spot in the postseason in the Western Conference. The Clippers got a huge game from forward Blake Griffin, who scored
37 points in the contest. Griffin has been on a tear lately, giving the Clippers the reliable scoring presence on the inside
that they need next to DeAndre Jordan. Chris Paul notched a double-double in the game with 17 points and 11 assists, and Darren
Collison took advantage of a starting spot in the lineup to the tune of 20 points on eight of 12 shooting. Phoenix saw seven
players score in double figures, led by Goran Dragic's 23 points, but it was not enough to sink the Clippers in this contest.
Clippers won another big game later in the week when they faced off with the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors are in the
hunt for a playoff spot, but have had an up and down season thus far. The Clippers again saw Griffin go off, this time to
the tune of 30 points and 15 rebounds. Six other Los Angeles players were able to score in double figures, giving Los Angeles
the double-digit victory. Both DeAndre Jordan and Chris Paul notched double-doubles in this game, as both players are known
to do. Klay Thompson led the Warriors in scoring in this contest, dropping 26 points thanks in part to four of six shooting
from deep. The Clippers were able to overcome a solid effort from Golden State, giving them a big victory as they jockey for
position among the top teams in the Western Conference.
Clippers Update – Week of March 10
Angeles Clippers entered last week on a four-game winning streak, and they extended that run to seven games thanks to their
winning all three contests. The Clippers kicked off the week with a victory over the Phoenix Suns, a team that is fighting
for a spot in the Western Conference playoffs. All five Clippers starters scored in double figures in this game, and forward
Matt Barnes exploded for 28 points in the contest. Barnes is not known for his scoring prowess, and is known as more of a
role player, but he hit 12 of his 17 shot attempts in this one to lead all scorers. Blake Griffin chipped in 22 points of
his own while adding five rebounds and six assists. Chris Paul struggled from the floor, but was able to dish out nine assists.
Griffin got tangled up with Suns forward PJ Tucker and Tucker threw an elbow in the face of the Clippers star, resulting in
Tucker being suspended for one game.
Later in the week Los Angeles took on the Atlanta Hawks, who are trying to earn
one of the final spots in the Eastern Conference postseason. This game was tight one, and the Hawks played very well in the
fourth quarter, but the Clippers were able to prevail by a single point. The Hawks saw six different players score in double
figures, but that proved to be just shy of what the team needed to take down the Clips. Blake Griffin led all scorers with
27 points in the game, adding eight boards and five assists. Every Clippers starter scored in double figures this season,
and the team saw double-doubles from both Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan. The Clippers are riding high right now as they look
to climb in the conference standings.
Clippers Update – Week of March 3rd
The Los Angeles Clippers
are coming off a strong week in which they won all three of their contests. The Clips kicked off the week against the New
Orleans Pelicans, a team that has a lot of young talent. Pelicans big man Anthony Davis, the number one pick in the 2012 NBA
Draft, is quickly turning into a star player, and the former Kentucky Wildcat did not disappoint in this game. Davis dropped
26 points and 11 rebounds in the contest, doing everything he could to keep this game close, but the Clippers used solid first
and third quarters to stop the Pelicans from topping them. Chris Paul had a standard Chris Paul night, notching 19 points
and 13 assists in the game. The fact that Paul puts up numbers like these all the time doesn't make it any less impressive;
in fact, one could argue that it makes it more impressive. Blake Griffin chipped in 22 points while DeAndre Jordan cleaned
up on the glass on his way to a double-double. Jordan continues to be the defensive force that many scouts envisioned when
he first came into the league, and a lot of the credit for his improvement this season has to be given to head coach Doc Rivers.
Clips followed that victory up with a big win over the Houston Rockets later in the week. The Rockets have been playing great
basketball lately, but Los Angeles stopped them in their tracks anyway. The Rockets saw center Dwight Howard put up 23 points
and 11 boards in the game, but Blake Griffin outdid him with 24 points and 16 rebounds of his own. Griffin is thriving this
season, looking like the superstar that he has been dubbed as since coming into the league as the top overall pick in the
Clippers Update – Week of February 24th
The Los Angeles Clippers are coming off a week
in which they dropped two of three games following the All-Star break. The Clips started out the week against the San Antonio
Spurs, a team that Los Angeles will likely have to go through if they hope to advance to the NBA Finals this postseason. The
Clippers led by a small margin after the first quarter, but San Antonio slowly took control of the game as it wore on. Spurs
point guard Tony Parker was injured and unable to go in this one, but his replacement, Patty Mills, filled in nicely in this
contest, dropping 25 points on the Clippers to go with five boards and five dimes. He did not start the game, but logged 27
minutes and continued his fine play of late. Mills is looking to be a great stopgap for the Spurs while they wait for Parker
to heal. The Clippers got nice games out of Blake Griffin (35 points, 12 boards, 4 assists) and DeAndre Jordan (7 points,
18 rebounds, 6 blocks) but got a rare off game from point guard Chris Paul. Paul show just 1 for 10 from the floor in the
The Clippers rebounded nicely later in the week, though, as they were able to take down the team with the best
record in the Western Conference, the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Clippers saw all five of their starters log at least 18 points
in this contest, and Los Angeles was able to total 125 points on the night as a team. Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant dropped
42 points on the night, but it wasn't enough to take down the Clips thank to Los Angeles's all-around effort. This was a huge
win for the Clippers, as the Thunder are viewed by many as the favorite to come out of the West in 2013-14.
Update – Week of February 17th
The Los Angeles Clippers are looking great lately, and with Chris Paul back in
the lineup they're back to near full strength. The team will be without J.J. Redick for the foreseeable future, which deprives
the Clips of some nice outside shooting, but Paul's absence had been leaving a much bigger hole in this squad. Paul recently
returned and has hit the ground running for the Clippers. Heading into the All-Star break the Clippers took on the Portland
Trail Blazers, another top team in the Western Conference. This was a fantastic battle between two powerhouses, and the Clippers
were trailing entering the fourth quarter. With a veteran leader like Paul, though, Los Angeles clearly had the advantage
over the young Blazers in crunch time. Blake Griffin had himself a fantastic game, notching 36 points and complimented by
10 boards. Paul posted 20 points and added 12 assists. Jamaal Crawford, in a starting role, dropped 25 points of his own.
The Blazers received their customary contributions from LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard, but in the end it was not enough
to defeat a Clipper team that has a lot of momentum currently.
The Clippers returned from the break and had some of
that momentum stalled by the San Antonio Spurs. Despite seeing Griffin score 30-plus points yet again and DeAndre Jordan grab
18 rebounds, the Spurs were able to outdo the Clippers. Sparkplug Patty Mills dropped 25 points, five boards and five assists
in the game, showing that he is a capable fill-in for injured point guard Tony Parker. Still, it has to concern the Clippers
a bit that they were taken down by the reigning Western Conference champs when San Antonio did not have a player that some
people would call the best on the team. The Spurs are the kind of team that Los Angeles is going to face in the postseason,
so the Clippers are going to have to be able to beat the best to be the best.
Clippers Update – Week of
The Clippers are fighting to stay in the top half of the Western Conference playoff teams right now,
but fans know that this team has the potential to take home a high seed by the end of the regular season. The Clippers moved
in that direction this week simply by getting back their best player from injury, as point guard Chris Paul returned to action
on February 9th against the Philadelphia 76ers. Paul started the game, but played only 26 minutes, which worked fine for the
Clips thanks to the blowout they were putting on anyway. Paul was able to put up seven points, eight assists and four steals
despite it being his first game back, and he should be back into form shortly. Paul means a lot to this team, perhaps as much
as any other player in the league not named LeBron James or Kevin Durant. Paul makes the Clippers a title contender.
Clippers were without Paul earlier in the week when they faced off with the surging Toronto Raptors. The Raptors have been
a team revitalized since the organization shipped forward Rudy Gay to the Sacramento Kings. However, the Clippers were able
to take down Toronto despite missing CP3. Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan did all he could to push his team to victory, dropping
36 points and attempting 19 free throws thanks to his aggressiveness in the game. Clippers forward Blake Griffin was able
to match DeRozan's scoring output, though, dropping 36 points of his own on an incredibly efficient 13 of 18 shooting from
the floor. Jamaal Crawford started and found himself a perfect 12 of 12 from the free throw line by game's end and totaled
20 points on the night. The Clippers were able to contain point guard Kyle Lowry, forcing him into a bad shooting night despite
Lowry being one of the hottest players in the Eastern Conference.
The Los Angeles Clippers - Schedule in 2013-14
Los Angeles Clippers are ready to set sail this season and face off with some of the best teams in the National Basketball
Association. The Clippers look to be one of the better teams in the Western Conference this season, and the team has its sights
set on a top playoff seed in the West. Los Angeles went out and got themselves one of the best coaches in the NBA in the off-season,
landing Doc Rivers from Boston in a trade. Rivers brought a championship to Boston during his tenure with the Celtics, and
the Clippers are hoping that his experience and player-friendly style coaching can help push this team to the top. The Clippers
play in the Pacific Division, where they're pitted against some serious competition each and every season. Last season the
Clippers were able to capture the division title by notching a record of 56-26, good enough to earn the team the fourth seed
in the conference playoffs. However, the Clips were unable to advance deep into the postseason, something that they're hoping
Rivers will help with this time around. The team has a roster filled with quality players and multiple All-Stars. Point guard
Chris Paul is the leader of this team, and he's already one of the best point guards in the history of the NBA, despite being
in his prime currently. CP3 will look to lead this team to another division title and one of the high seed in the conference
playoffs this season. To do so the team is going to have to play well at home at the Staples Center. The Clippers' home schedule
is loaded with big match-ups throughout the regular season, and you can be there to see if the Clips can take their game to
the next level in 2013-14.
The biggest threat to the Los Angeles Clippers' pursuit of the Pacific Division title is
likely the Golden State Warriors, so each and every time these two clubs hit the floor at the Staples Center there are sure
to be a lot of fireworks. The Warriors have one of the most exciting teams in the National Basketball Association, boasting
one of the best players in the entire league in Steph Curry. Curry just might be the best shooter in the NBA right now, but
he's much more than just a gunner. Curry has developed his game as a point guard and has become a true floor general thanks
to his hard work. He's a match-up nightmare, and he and Paul are sure to have some incredible battles this season. The Clippers
will have to do their best to contain Curry and back-court mate Klay Thompson, another terrific shooter. These match-ups should
be some of the best games of the season at the Staples Center.
The Clippers will surely look forward to any occasions
on which they host the Oklahoma City Thunder this season. The Thunder were the top seed in the Western Conference playoffs
last season and are one of the favorites to represent the conference in the NBA Finals in 2013-14. With one of the most dynamic
scorers the NBA has ever seen in Kevin Durant, the Clippers will have to try and shut down a player that goes for 30 points
on a regular basis. These match-ups should be exciting affairs to attend in person, and the Clippers are sure to see a great
fan turnout every time OKC comes to the City of Angels in 2013-14.
The Los Angeles Clippers are
a team that plays in the National Basketball Association. The Clippers play in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference,
where they're pitted against the Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors and Phoenix Suns for the division
title every year. The Clippers had a big offseason, landing head coach Doc Rivers in a deal with the Boston Celtics. Rivers
will try to lead this team to the promised land in 2013-14, but it's going to take a lot of wins from the players on the way.
Chris Paul is the best point guard in the league, and one of the best to ever play the position, but he can't do it alone.
The team is looking for forward Blake Griffin to step up and take on a more aggressive style of play to maximize his incredible
talents. Another player Rivers is expecting an uptick from in 2013-14 is DeAndre Jordan, the wildly athletic shot-blocking
center that could take the Los Angeles defense to the next level this season.
in person at a Los Angeles Clippers game come tip-off is an experience that every basketball fan should enjoy at least one
time. The Staples Center is an incredible place to catch a game, so much so that it houses two NBA teams. The atmosphere at
a game at the Staples Center is simply electric and the anticipation reaches critical mass just as it's time for the tip-off.
Be there this season for a Clippers game and experience the magic for yourself.
What team originally
drafted current Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul?
The answer is the Pelicans organization, which was once
the Hornets franchise. The team took Paul with the fourth pick in the 2005 NBA Draft.
Los Angeles Clippers are a professional basketball team that is a part of the National Basketball Association, the top basketball
league in the world. The Clippers were founded in 1970 as the Buffalo Braves. The organization moved to San Diego in 1978
and were renamed the Clippers. The team moved a bit north to Los Angeles in 1984 and have called the city home ever since.
The Clippers won their first division title in 2013, though they've yet to reach an NBA Finals.
of the National Basketball League love their hoops, and they know that they can find great NBA action at the Staples Center
on a regular basis. The Clippers will hit the court for some huge games this season, and you can be one of the thousands of
fans to be a part of the action.