2:55 PM EDT, Mon April 24, 2017
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Clippers' five takeaways from playoff loss to Utah Jazz

Here are takeaways from the Clippers' 105-98 loss to the Utah Jazz in their first-round NBA playoff series. Series is tied, 2-2. 1. The absence of Blake Griffin was felt all over the place for the Clippers in Game 4 Sunday night, but mostly on the inside during the Western Conference first-round...
16 hours ago

For Clippers, words of encouragement from injured Blake Griffin

A Clippers team meeting Saturday afternoon at their hotel to discuss strategy and to watch film in preparation for Game 4 of the playoffs began as a consoling session. They all wanted to offer support to teammate Blake Griffin, who had been declared out for the rest of the NBA playoffs because...
Apr 22, 2017

Clippers' Blake Griffin will miss the rest of the playoffs with toe injury

Clippers forward Blake Griffin won’t make it through the NBA postseason for the second straight year after it was announced Saturday that the power forward suffered an injury to the plantar plate of his right big toe and will not return. The Clippers said Griffin will be reevaluated when the team...
Apr 22, 2017

Blake Griffin's status is uncertain after Clippers star is stricken with another playoff injury

Blake Griffin just can’t seem to escape injury issues in the playoffs, this time going down with a bruised right big toe during the Clippers’ stirring 111-106 win over the Utah Jazz in Game 3 of their Western Conference playoff series Friday night. But the Clippers still had Chris Paul and he still...
Apr 21, 2017

Blake Griffin leaves Clippers' game against Jazz because of injured right big toe

Clippers forward Blake Griffin injured his right big toe late in the second quarter Friday night in Game 3 of a first-round playoff series against the Utah Jazz and will not return to the game. The Clippers, who trailed 58-49 at halftime, said Griffin has bruised right big toe but X-rays for a...
Apr 21, 2017

Clippers' Luc Mbah a Moute has one main task — stop Jazz's Gordon Hayward

The cat-and-mouse game between Clippers forward Luc Mbah a Moute and Utah Jazz All-Star forward Gordon Hayward is full of intrigue. It is incumbent upon Mbah a Moute to use his defensive skills and moxie to try to slow down Hayward. It is essential that Hayward use all his offensive weapons and...
Apr 20, 2017

Clippers' Austin Rivers, Utah's Rudy Gobert out for Game 3 because of injuries

Clippers reserve guard Austin Rivers and Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert will miss Game 3 of the Western Conference playoff series Friday night in Salt Lake City because of injuries. Rivers has a strained left hamstring and Gobert has a hyperextended left knee and bone bruise in the knee. Rivers hasn’t...
Apr 20, 2017

J.J. Redick is sacrificing his shots for the Clippers' benefit

The current playoff formula has called for J.J. Redick to “give yourself up” so the overall success of the Clippers can be achieved. Redick finds himself under those conditions because the Utah Jazz have made a concerted effort to contain the Clippers’ shooting guard in the first two games of the...
Apr 19, 2017

Things only figure to get more intense between the Clippers and the Jazz

Winning NBA games in the regular season is arduous. Winning games in the playoffs is laborious, and by extension, winning a seven-game series is exacting. So the task for the Clippers is to accept the demanding challenge of facing an equally determined Utah Jazz team. Losing Game 1 and the home-court...
Apr 17, 2017

It's the Clippers' only thought: drawing even with Utah Jazz in Game 2 of playoff series

The game has consumed the Clippers, keeping their thoughts from veering too far from formidable Western Conference playoff opponent Utah. There is too much at stake for the Clippers not to be fully engaged seemingly at all times in the best-of-seven series in which they trail 1-0 against the Jazz....
Apr 17, 2017

Los Angeles Clippers aim to instigate the action against the Utah Jazz

If anything, the Clippers have concluded over the last two days, they can’t let the Utah Jazz be the sole instigators of all the action in their first-round playoff series. “The point is we have to join in,” Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said. “They’re still going to do what they do. They should. That’s...
Apr 16, 2017

Clippers study a playoff-opening loss, then it's time to plan for Game 2 — and stay upbeat

The Clippers have two days to process a stinging, playoff-opening loss and change the tone of the series in which they now find themselves trailing the Utah Jazz. They have two days to watch film and practice and find a way to reclaim the home-court advantage they have surrendered to the very capable...
Apr 14, 2017

Clippers vs. Jazz: How the teams match up for their playoff series

Since February 2012, the Clippers have been the rulers of the regular-season series against the Utah Jazz. Surely then, it was suggested to Chris Paul, the Clippers must be brimming with confidence for their first-round playoff matchup against the Jazz that starts Saturday night with Game 1 at...
Apr 14, 2017

Fatherhood fueled transformation for Clippers' Blake Griffin

On a recent drive to the Clippers’ practice facility, Eminem’s “Mockingbird” came on the radio, and the lyrics caught the attention of Blake Griffin. It dawned on Griffin that the rapper was talking about his daughter, Hailie, and was willing to announce to the world his for love her in his music....
Apr 14, 2017

Clippers Coach Doc Rivers named NBA coach of month for April

The NBA on Friday named Clippers Coach Doc Rivers as the Western Conference coach of the month for April. With Rivers leading the way, the Clippers produced a 5-0 record this month, making them the only undefeated club in April. The Clippers outscored their opponents by a league-best 16.4 points...

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