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.
The 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 NBA Draft.
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 loss.
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.
Clippers Update – Week of
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 February 10th
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.
The 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
The 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.