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Bazemore drops 23 as Kings continue winning ways over Clippers

Feb 23, 2020 - 10:59 AM

Playing their first game after the All-Stars, the Kings sustain their hot streak against Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers

RED-HOT. De'Aaron Fox (right) and the Kings overcome the 31-point outburst of Clippers star Kawhi Leonard. Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images/AFP

Tatum powers Celtics over Clippers in double overtime

Feb 14, 2020 - 2:13 PM

'This was a tough one,' says Boston star Jayson Tatum as the Celtics needed two extra periods to dispose of Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers

STREAKY. Celtics' Jayson Tatum flirts with a career-high performance against Landry Shamet and the Clippers. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

NBA fines Paul George $35,000 for ripping refs

Feb 14, 2020 - 8:38 AM

Clippers star Paul George gets fined for saying there's 'homecourt cooking tonight' following his team's loss to the Sixers

Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images/AFP

Simmons drops triple-double to power Sixers past Clippers

Feb 12, 2020 - 2:39 PM

Sixers star Ben Simmons unleashes his sixth triple-double of the season against Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers

Clippers land Morris for playoff push at NBA trade deadline

Feb 07, 2020 - 10:41 AM

Another outside threat joins Kawhi Leonard and Paul George as Marcus Morris, who's averaging a career-best 19.6 points, heads to the Clippers

MORE FIREPOWER. The Clippers prop up their playoff bid with the addition of Marcus Morris. Photo by Elsa/Gerry Images North America/AFP

Clippers rally to beat Spurs, Heat burn 76ers

Feb 04, 2020 - 3:17 PM

'I just found a rhythm,' says Paul George on his late surge that proved to be the key against the Spurs

FIGHT BACK. Paul Geroge finds his groove to help propel the Clippers past the Spurs. Photo from the Los Angeles Clippers Twitter

Kawhi leads charge as Clippers cool off Heat

Jan 25, 2020 - 2:30 PM

Kawhi Leonard notches his first NBA career triple-double as the Clippers become only the second team this season to beat the Heat at home

THE KLAW. Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers deal the Heat just their second home loss. Photo from Twitter/@NBA

Lakers, Clippers, Sixers show interest in trading for Derrick Rose

Jan 22, 2020 - 10:00 PM

Averaging a stellar 18.4 points, former MVP Derrick Rose can restart his quest for that elusive first taste of an NBA title

Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

Kawhi outduels Luka as Clippers trip Mavs

Jan 22, 2020 - 3:37 PM

The Clippers get away with a win even as Kawhi Leonard and Luka Doncic pump in 36 points each

Kawhi, Clippers rally past Pelicans

Jan 19, 2020 - 11:24 AM

Still playing minus Paul George, the Clippers lean on Kawhi Leonard’s red-hot scoring

THIRD-RUNNING. The Clippers, led by Kawhi Leonard (center), roll to their 30th triumph to stay inside the West top 3. Photo from NBA

Kawhi fires season-high 43, Giannis drops 37 in dominant NBA wins

Jan 15, 2020 - 4:28 PM

Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo shows no mercy, while Kawhi Leonard puts on a scoring show for the Clippers

SIZZLING. Kawhi Leonard tallies a season-high performance in just 3 quarters. Photo from NBA

Harrell, George pace Clippers in bounce-back win over Knicks

Jan 06, 2020 - 12:16 PM

The Clippers erase the sour taste left by a home loss to the lowly Grizzlies as Montrezl Harrell, Paul George, and Lou Williams make franchise history

SPARKPLUG. Montrezl Harrell comes off the bench and helps steer the Clippers to victory. Photo from Instagram/@laclippers

Lowly Grizzlies humble lackluster Clippers

Jan 05, 2020 - 12:19 PM

The Grizzlies produce their highest-scoring game of the season in a 26-point romp of the Western Conference-contending Clippers

GUNNER. Jae Crowder topscores for the Grizzlies. Photo from Twitter/@NBA

Clippers shake off Paul George exit, roll past Pistons

Jan 03, 2020 - 5:10 PM

'We took care of business,' says coach Doc Rivers as the Clippers keep it together even even minus Paul George

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 25: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the Los Angeles Clippers drives to the basket in the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on December 25, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images/AFP

Clippers rally past Lakers in LA Christmas battle

Dec 26, 2019 - 12:40 PM

Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers storm back from 15 points down to hand the Lakers their fourth straight loss

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 25: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the Los Angeles Clippers is fouled by Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers as he drives to the basket in the first half of the game at Staples Center on December 25, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron James expected to play against Clippers

Dec 25, 2019 - 9:43 AM

LeBron James aims to help the Lakers bounce back over the Clippers in the Battle of Los Angeles on Christmas day

SUITING UP. LeBron James does not plan on missing out on the NBA Christmas games. File photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images/AFP

Westbrook scores 40 in Rockets' win over the Clippers

Dec 20, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Russell Westbrook finishes with a double-double of 40 points and 10 rebounds

STUNNING. Russell Westbrook tallies a double-double of 40 points and 10 rebounds in the Rockets' win over the Clippers. Photo from NBA Twitter

Mavericks snap Bucks' 18-game NBA win streak

Dec 17, 2019 - 2:08 PM

Even without Luka Doncic, the Mavericks overcome Giannis Antetokounmpo's 48 points and 14 rebounds

ESCAPE. Kristaps Porzingis leads the Mavericks to hold off the Buck's late 17-6 run. File photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Kawhi, PG power Clippers in romp over Mavericks

Nov 27, 2019 - 5:39 PM

'It's scary now. We're getting this thing rolling,' Paul George says of the Clippers

POWER PAIR. Paul George and Kawhi Leonard team up for 54 points for the Clippers. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

Clippers nip Rockets off Leonard, Williams heroics

Nov 23, 2019 - 3:05 PM

Lou Williams scores all of his 26 points in the second half as the Clippers win their fourth straight game

CRUISING. Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers pick up their 11th win of the young NBA season. Photo from Twitter/@NBA

Clippers win OT thriller over Celtics in Kawhi-PG show

Nov 21, 2019 - 8:21 PM

Kawhi Leonard and Paul George team up for 42 points in their first Clippers game together

Clippers post 49-point win over struggling Hawks

Nov 17, 2019 - 5:01 PM

After missing his first 11 games with the Clippers, Paul George drops 37 points in his home game debut

Harden erupts as Rockets down Clippers

Nov 14, 2019 - 1:16 PM

James Harden unleashes 47 points as the Rockets rip Kawhi Leonard's Clippers

SIZZLING. Former MVP James Harden delivers one of his usual scoring outbursts. Photo from Houston Rockets

Kawhi's Clippers struggle to win over NBA champion Raptors

Nov 12, 2019 - 4:34 PM

Kawhi Leonard leads the Clippers over his former team defending champions Toronto Raptors

FAMILIAR FOE. Kawhi Leonard goes up against the Toronto Raptors, the team he led to an NBA championship. Photo by from NBA Twitter

Kawhi's late surge lifts Clippers past Blazers

Nov 08, 2019 - 8:08 PM

After getting fined for contradictory statements on Kawhi Leonard's fitness, the Clippers pull off a win behind their well-rested star

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 07: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the Los Angeles Clippers rebounds against Hassan Whiteside #21 of the Portland Trail Blazers during the first half of a game at Staples Center on November 07, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

NBA docks Clippers $50,000 for Rivers' Kawhi injury comments

Nov 08, 2019 - 9:56 AM

The Clippers sit out Kawhi Leonard in a marquee clash due to injury but coach Doc Rivers issues a statement 'inconsistent' to the star's health status

PENALIZED. Clippers coach Doc Rivers gets into trouble for his post-game comments on Kawhi Leonard. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Kawhi to miss marquee clash with Giannis, Bucks

Nov 07, 2019 - 9:27 AM

Citing load management and injury, the Clippers sit out Kawhi Leonard against the Bucks in a contest touted as a possible NBA Finals preview

Fans won't see the early clash between Kawhi Leonard and reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Leonard, Clippers back on track with comeback victory over Jazz

Nov 04, 2019 - 1:18 PM

Kawhi Leonard leads 6 players in double figures as the Clippers seize solo No. 3 in the Western Conference

PILING IT UP. Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers nail their fifth win in the young NBA season. Photo from Twitter/@NBA

Kawhi Leonard returns as Clippers hand Spurs first loss

Nov 01, 2019 - 1:47 PM

Coming off a one-game absence after sitting out against the Utah Jazz due to load management, Leonard puts up a dominant double-double performance

ANOTHER ONE. Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers earn their fourth win in the young NBA season. Photo from Instagram/@laclippers

Clippers on shock defeat to Suns: ‘We deserved to lose'

Oct 27, 2019 - 5:47 PM

'They were the Clippers, but we were pretty good,' says coach Monty Williams after his Suns' stunning win over the Kawhi Leonard-led squad

UPSET. The Clippers fall short even with Kawhi Leonard dropping 27 points. Photo from NBA

Clippers pounce on Warriors reeling from offseason losses

Oct 25, 2019 - 1:37 PM

After making a statement by beating the Lakers, the Clippers manhandle the former NBA champion Warriors

BACK-TO-BACK. Kawhi Leonard powers the Clippers to a 2-0 start in the NBA. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Clippers' Beverley fined $25,000 for throwing ball into stands

Oct 24, 2019 - 10:28 AM

The NBA slaps Clippers guard Patrick Beverley with the first fine of the season

Photo by Josh Lefkowitz/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron, Davis: Lakers still figuring it out

Oct 23, 2019 - 5:49 PM

In Los Angeles' revitalized battle for basketball supremacy, it's the Lakers who end up admitting they have more to learn

POWER PAIRING. LeBron James and Anthony Davis fail to get a win in their first official Lakers team-up. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Kawhi, Clippers deny Lakers in glitzy Battle of LA

Oct 23, 2019 - 1:56 PM

The Clippers come out triumphant in a battle of top title contenders from the Western Conference as Kawhi Leonard shines on both ends against the Lakers

NEW ACQUISITION. Kawhi Leonard plays his first official NBA game for the Los Angeles Clippers. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers, Clippers set to star in wide-open NBA season

Oct 21, 2019 - 12:26 PM

The Clippers are the top pick to contend in a survey of NBA general managers, but LeBron James and the Lakers will not go quietly

LA STARS. Kawhi Leonard LeBron James will feature in the Battle for Los Angeles between the Clippers and the Lakers. File photos by Harry How/AFP (Leonard) and Patrick Smith/AFP (James)

LeBron, Kawhi co-star in 'Battle for Los Angeles'

Oct 20, 2019 - 11:39 AM

The LA rivalry may be less about the Lakers vs the Clippers and more about LeBron James vs Kawhi Leonard

SHOWDOWN. The NBA unfolds with a blockbuster duel between Kawhi Leonard's Clippers and LeBron James’ Lakers. Photos by AFP

NBA general managers pick Clippers to win title in survey

Oct 18, 2019 - 2:39 PM

Just days before the new NBA season fires off, league executives expect Kawhi Leonard and the LA Clippers to win the crown

Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Paul Pierce says the Clippers are the 'team to beat'

Oct 02, 2019 - 3:15 PM

'Right now, I have to say the Clippers are the team to beat,' says 10-time NBA All-Star Paul Pierce

FOR THE CLIPPERS. Boston Celtics legend Paul Pierce puts his bet on the Los Angeles Clippers for the NBA title. File photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images/AFP

George won't make Clippers debut in October

Sep 30, 2019 - 1:17 PM

Paul George says he would miss the entire pre-season and at least the first 10 days of the upcoming NBA season

WAITING GAME. Paul George teaming up with Kawhi Leonard in an official NBA game will have to wait a little bit longer. Photo from Instagram/@ygtrece

Kawhi Leonard's sister charged with murder

Sep 08, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Kimesha Monae Williams, the older sister of NBA star Kawhi Leonard, has been arrested for robbing and killing an 84-year-old woman at a casino

Kawhi Leonard. Photo from NBA

NBA Christmas slate to feature Lakers-Clippers

Aug 03, 2019 - 9:58 AM

New Clippers star Kawhi Leonard, fresh off a title run with the Raptors, gets to face LeBron James’ retooled Lakers in the highly anticipated LA battle

FACE-OFF. The LeBron James-Kawhi Leonard showdown headlines the blockbuster holiday duels. Photos by Gregory Shamus and Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. hoops World Cup team loses Drummond and Harrell

Aug 02, 2019 - 10:55 AM

The pullouts from Team USA continue as Pistons center Andre Drummond and Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell beg off from the 2019 FIBA World Cup

OUT. Andre Drummond adds to the growing list of NBA players skipping World Cup action. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images North America/AFP

WATCH: Kawhi hilariously thanks Raptors, Toronto

Jul 26, 2019 - 2:47 PM

Now a member of the Clippers, Kawhi Leonard looks back at everything the Raptors and the city of Toronto did for him

BOARD MAN. In arguably the most productive one-and-done season in the NBA, Kawhi Leonard leads the Raptors to their maiden title. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)

Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers

Jul 25, 2019 - 8:50 AM

'We're not looking at the Battle of LA. We've got bigger goals in mind,' Clippers’ Paul George on his Kawhi Leonard pairing versus the Lakers’ own powerhouse duo of LeBron James and Anthony Davis

HOTSHOTS. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George get officially welcomed by the Clippers led by team owner Steve Ballmer (right), coach Doc Rivers (second from left) and president of basketball operations Lawrence Frank (left). Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Clippers officially sign Kawhi, finalize trade deal for George

Jul 11, 2019 - 9:23 AM

Both natives of Los Angeles, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George head home to turn the Clippers into a championship contender

BIG DEAL. Kawhi Leonard reportedly signs a three-year deal worth $103.1 million with the Clippers. Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFP

ANOTHER SUPER DUO: Clippers land Kawhi Leonard, Paul George

Jul 06, 2019 - 2:42 PM

The Clippers' Kawhi Leonard and Paul George now face another powerhouse Los Angeles combo in the Lakers' LeBron James and Anthony Davis

Lou Williams wins back-to-back NBA Sixth Man of the Year

Jun 25, 2019 - 10:49 AM

The Los Angeles Clippers star joins Jamal Crawford as the only players in NBA history to win the award thrice

OFF THE BENCH. Despite starting only one game last season, Lou Williams still put up impressive numbers. Photo from NBA Stats' Twitter account (@nbastats)

Clippers fined over Kawhi Leonard 'tampering'

Jun 01, 2019 - 11:41 AM

The NBA slaps a $50,000 fine on the Los Angeles Clippers after coach Doc Rivers heaped praise on Toronto star Kawhi Leonard

'MOST LIKE JORDAN.' Clipper coach Doc Rivers compares Raptors star Kawhi Leonard to NBA legend Michael Jordan. File photo

Kerr rips Warriors after Clippers loss

Apr 25, 2019 - 2:52 PM

'We seemed to take it for granted that we were going to be okay,' Warriors coach Steve Kerr as the defending champions absorb another upset loss to the Clippers

STALLED. Coach Steve Kerr admits things haven’t gone smoothly for the Warriors all year. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors rally falls short as No. 8 Clippers stay alive

Apr 25, 2019 - 1:57 PM

Kevin Durant erupts for 45 points but the defending champions still fail to close out the series against the Clippers

GUNG-HO. Lou Williams and the LA Clippers foil the the Warriors’ bid to wrap up the series. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP