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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

Warriors push Clippers to the brink of elimination

Apr 22, 2019 - 11:22 AM

'We let go in game 2 and we won't do that the rest of the playoffs. I really believe that,' says Klay Thompson

TITLE DEFENSE. Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors don't plan on blowing a 3-1 lead this time. File photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Ruthless Warriors flog Clippers for 2-1 series lead

Apr 19, 2019 - 1:57 PM

Kevin Durant dominates as the Warriors make sure there won't be any meltdown this time against the Clippers

ALL-AROUND. Warriors star Kevin Durant denies Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander as the two-time Finals MVP delivers on both ends for the defending champs.

Clippers' Doc Rivers: 'Curry has destroyed us all year'

Apr 14, 2019 - 2:33 PM

Stephen Curry delivers another scintillating performance and Clippers coach Doc Rivers isn't exactly happy

RECORD NIGHT. Steph Curry sets a new league record during the Warriors' Game 1 win over the Clippers. Photo from NBA Twitter

Curry sets playoff record as Warriors dominate Clippers

Apr 14, 2019 - 11:55 AM

Stephen Curry becomes the all-time leader for three-points made in the playoffs as the Warriors take Game 1

SIZZLING. Stephen Curry lights up Game 1 as the defending champion Warriors frustrate the Clippers. Photo from NBA Twitter

Warriors crush Clippers as playoffs near

Apr 08, 2019 - 12:18 PM

The reigning two-time NBA champions lock in on the No. 1 ranking in the Western Conference

IN-FORM. Steph Curry shows way for the playoff-ready Golden State Warriors. Photo from Golden State Warriors' Twitter account (@warriors)


Rockets thump Clippers; Blazers up

Apr 04, 2019 - 5:00 PM

James Harden and Chris Paul team up for 60 points as the Rockets keep hold of the 3rd spot with a win over the Clippers

KEY STRETCH. Chris Paul and James Harden fuel the Rockets’ playoff push for a top 3 berth. Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images/AFP

Clippers, Celtics clinch playoff berths

Mar 27, 2019 - 2:24 PM

The streaking Clippers and Celtics cement their spots in the playoffs after turning back separate foes

LOCKED. Jayson Tatum and the Celtics advance after picking up their 44th win. Photo from NBA Twitter

Lou Williams' game-winner lifts Clippers past Nets

Mar 18, 2019 - 12:46 PM

Los Angeles strengthens its hold of 8th place for the final playoff berth in the Western Conference

CLUTCH KILLER. Lou Williams hits a game-winner for the nth time in his NBA career. Photo from Twitter (@nbastats)


Lou Williams hits NBA milestone off the bench

Mar 12, 2019 - 3:01 PM

Clippers' Lou Williams surpasses Dell Curry for the most points scored off the bench in NBA history

CAREER BENCH PLAYER. Lou Williams believes that his NBA milestone is a testament to his career. Photo from NBA Twitter

Clippers stay on road to playoffs at Lakers' expense

Mar 05, 2019 - 2:11 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers fall to their third straight loss just as the playoffs draw closer

REVENGE. Danilo Gallinari leads the Clippers to a victory over the Lakers. Photo from NBA Twitter.

Celtics blow big lead vs another LA squad as Kyrie exits

Feb 10, 2019 - 1:36 PM

The new-look Clippers pull off the biggest regular-season comeback in their franchise history as the Celtics implode minus Kyrie Irving

TEAM EFFORT. Eight Clippers players finish in double figures. Photo from NBA Twitter

Raptors, Pacers sail past foes

Feb 08, 2019 - 3:43 PM

All 5 Raptors starters punch in double figures to batter the Hawks while the Pacers lean on Bojan Bogdanovic to drub the Clippers

ON A ROLL. Kyle Lowry and the Raptors roll to their 40th win. Photo from NBA Twitter

LA Clippers trade Tobias Harris to loaded Sixers

Feb 06, 2019 - 5:17 PM

Tobias Harris, who's averaging 20.9 points for the Clippers, joins the All-Star trio of Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Jimmy Butler.

STAR-STUDDED. The Sixers pick up another star in Tobias Harris. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Clippers wipe out 25-point deficit, Pistons get booed

Feb 03, 2019 - 2:07 PM

Behind Lou Williams, the LA Clippers post their biggest comeback in franchise history

TAKE CHARGE. Lou Williams gets his way in the final quarter to fuel the Clippers’ late turnaround against the Pistons. Photo from NBA Twitter

LeBron James returns, tows Lakers past Clippers in OT

Feb 01, 2019 - 3:24 PM

Back after a 17-game injury absence, LeBron James flirts with a triple-double against the Clippers

RETURNING KING. LeBron James proves unstoppable right on his first game back from injury. Photo from NBA Twitter

The King returns: LeBron to play vs Clippers

Feb 01, 2019 - 10:42 AM

LeBron James returns to the Lakers lineup after missing 17 games due to a groin injury

BACK IN THE MIX. The Lakers look to arrest their skid with LeBron James back in action. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors' Cousins set for NBA return Friday vs Clippers

Jan 16, 2019 - 10:11 AM

'It's a relief. It's been a long year for me, a lot of ups and downs,' says four-time NBA All-Star DeMarcus Cousins

COMEBACK. DeMarcus Cousins returns on the floor almost a year after getting sidelined by injury. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Griffin scores 44 points in emotional LA return

Jan 13, 2019 - 11:34 AM

Surprisingly traded to Detroit last January, Blake Griffin snubs Clippers owner Steve Ballmer before the game

WARM WELCOME. Blake Griffin gets a standing ovation from the Clippers fans. Photo from NBA Twitter

Aldridge erupts for 56 as Spurs outlast Thunder in 2OT thriller

Jan 11, 2019 - 4:19 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge delivers an epic performance as the Spurs overcome Russell Westbrook's triple-double effort

WATCH: Ben Simmons' cheeky play and dunk in 76ers win

Jan 03, 2019 - 10:44 AM

Sixers superstar Ben Simmons gets away with a sneaky move

CRAFTY. Ben Simmons and the Sixers embarrass the Clippers in an inbound play in the closing seconds. File photo

Minus LeBron, Lakers drop 2nd straight game vs Clippers

Dec 29, 2018 - 2:59 PM

Lou Williams pours in 36 points as the Clippers unleash a 22-0 run in the second half to drub the Lakers

SIZZLING. A hot-shooting Lou Williams and the Clippers pin a second straight loss on Lonzo Ball and the Lakers. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: Curry, Durant lift Warriors over Clippers in NBA thriller

Dec 24, 2018 - 2:22 PM

Two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry helps Golden State exact revenge on the Clippers

35 FOR 35. Kevin Durant scores 35 points to lead the Warriors. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: Warriors up; Beal, Bryant lift Wizards in 3OT

Dec 23, 2018 - 5:34 PM

Jonas Jerebko shines in the Warriors' win as Bradley Beal and Thomas Bryant deliver monster numbers in the Wizards' triple-overtime triumph over the Suns

REVELATION. Swedish forward Jonas Jerebko plays a key role in powering the Warriors to their 22nd win. Photo from Golden State Warriors

Clippers topple NBA West-leading Nuggets

Dec 23, 2018 - 10:41 AM

This is the first time the Nuggets lost more than 10 points after topping the Western Conference

UPSET. Tobias Harris (left) and Danilo Gallinari lead the Los Angeles Clippers to trounce the Denver Nuggets. Photo from NBA Twitter

Suns spoil Nowitzki's record-setting season debut

Dec 14, 2018 - 5:46 PM

Dallas talisman Dirk Nowitzki becomes the first player in NBA history to suit up for 21 seasons for the same team

RECORD-SETTING. Dallas veteran Dirk Nowitzki high fives Maximilian Kleber after checking out of the first half. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Rockets blast Blazers, Spurs eclipse Suns

Dec 12, 2018 - 12:48 PM

James Harden fires 29 and Chris Paul tallies a triple-double as the Houston Rockets snap a three-game slide

HOT SQUAD. Chris Paul and 6 other Rockets players wind up in double figures against the Blazers. Photo from Houston Rockets

Mavs topple Clippers, Lakers ease past Suns

Dec 03, 2018 - 2:05 PM

Dallas drops Los Angeles from the top of the Western Conference

YOUTHFUL PROGRESS. LeBron James says the young Lakers squad is improving as days go by. File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP


Kawhi dominates as Raptors outgun Wizards

Nov 24, 2018 - 4:12 PM

The Raptors roar to their fourth straight triumph for a 16-4 card – a franchise record for wins in the first 20 games

ON FIRE. Kawhi Leonard finishes just an assist-shy of a triple-double to power the Raptors. Photo from NBA

Griffin half-century powers unbeaten Pistons past Sixers

Oct 24, 2018 - 11:48 AM

Detroit's Blake Griffin erupts for a career-high 50 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists

SIZZLING. Pistons big man Blake Griffin gets showered with MVP chants. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Without suspended Chris Paul, Rockets fall to Clippers

Oct 22, 2018 - 11:39 AM

Houston absorbs its second loss in 3 games as Paul serves a two-game suspension

FALLING SHORT. Not even an impressive double-double from James Harden could lift the Rockets over the Clippers. File photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images


WATCH: Clippers' Boban Marjanovic breaks rim with no-jump dunks

Oct 19, 2018 - 8:23 AM

Standing at 7-foot-3, the Serbian giant doesn't even need to jump to slam it home

BEHEMOTH. Boban Marjanovic proves why he is a crowd favorite with back-to-back no-jump dunks in the Los Angeles Clippers' NBA season-opener. Photo from Los Angeles Clippers' official Facebook account


Chris Paul inks deal with Rockets, DeAndre Jordan 'verbally' commits to Mavericks

Jul 01, 2018 - 6:20 PM

Everyone who formed the Los Angeles Clippers' own version of the 'Big 3' has left

DIFFERENT DECISIONS. DeAndre Jordan (left) leaves the Los Angeles Clippers while Chris Paul stays with the Houston Rockets. Jordan photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP and Paul photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP


DeAndre Jordan leaves Clippers, sets sights on Mavericks

Jun 30, 2018 - 4:45 PM

Reports say NBA champion Golden State Warriors are also eyeing the 6-foot-11 big man

MAVS BOUND? DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers decides to test the free agency. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

Clippers reach terms with Rivers on new coaching deal

May 24, 2018 - 9:03 AM

Doc Rivers gets a contract extension even after the Los Angeles Clippers missed the NBA playoffs for the first time in 7 years

NEW CHALLENGES. Doc Rivers says more work needs to be done after a tough season with the Los Angeles Clippers. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Nuggets regain control of playoff destiny, Clippers eliminated

Apr 08, 2018 - 1:27 PM

The Denver Nuggets win their 5th straight to move into a tie with the Minnesota Timberwolves for 8th place in the Western Conference with two games to play

ALL AROUND. Nikola Jokic has his 9th triple-double of the season as the Denver Nuggets remained alive in the playoff race. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP


Clippers coach Rivers fined $15K for criticizing refs

Mar 17, 2018 - 12:42 PM

Rivers points out anomalies during the Clippers' game against the Houston Rockets

'A JOKE'. Doc Rivers points out to the reporters that the Clippers attacked the basketball for the most the game while the Rockets attempted 41 from the 3-point line but was sent to the FT line 3 times as often as LA. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP