11:14 PM EDT, Fri October 20, 2017
3 hours ago

Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan set the tone for the Clippers

The Clippers will be defined during this uncertain season by the productivity of Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan. They were the catalyst behind the Clippers’ march over the Lakers on Thursday night, delivering in the season opener for both teams. They will be asked to produce again in the Clippers’...
13 hours ago

Five takeaways from the Clippers' defeat of the Lakers

The Clippers defeated the Lakers 108-92 in the season opener for both teams on Thursday night at Staples Center. Here are five takeaways from the Clippers’ season-opening victory over the Lakers: 1. Patrick Beverley went eye-to-eye with Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball, instigating, prodding, bumping...
23 hours ago

Chris Paul didn't like Clippers' culture, he tells ESPN

Chris Paul, who during the last six years playing for the Clippers avoided any controversial statements because he seemed more interested in preserving his image, has taken a shot at his former team by saying he was disappointed in its culture. In a three-part series on ESPN, Paul, who forced a...
Oct 19, 2017

Clippers! A look at the players on the opening day roster

Hi, my name is Broderick Turner, and welcome to the first edition of the Los Angeles Times’ new Clippers newsletter. The pundits will proclaim that the 2017-18 version of the Clippers has more talent and depth throughout the lineup than they can recall from at least the past four seasons. The season...
Oct 18, 2017

Clippers are healthy, but coach Doc Rivers still curious about his team

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the Clippers were finally intact for practice after an injury-ravaged training camp. On Thursday, the Clippers will take their healed group to Staples Center to play the Lakers in the season opener for both teams. No one is more curious to see what this team has than Clippers...
Oct 18, 2017

New-look Clippers at a crossroads to see if they are still a top team in West

For six years, the Clippers stood among the best of the NBA, a team listed in the company of the championship contenders despite their constant playoff failures. They are no longer seen in the same light. As the Clippers prepare to launch their 2017-18 season, they now are regarded as a team at...
Oct 16, 2017

Clippers hope to have new point guard Patrick Beverley back by season opener

During the one season he played under Mike D’Antoni, Patrick Beverley became accustomed to one of the things that the coach is known for. “With D’Antoni, we didn’t practice a lot,” Beverley said this week, smiling. Now Beverley is with the Clippers and coach Doc Rivers has his team practicing,...
Oct 15, 2017

Wave of injured players return to Clippers' practice

Sweat poured down the faces of Austin Rivers and Danilo Gallinari on Sunday, a byproduct of both of them finally practicing after they had succumbed to injuries during training camp in Hawaii two weeks ago. They joined another injured teammate, Sam Dekker, back on the court to make the Clippers...
Oct 14, 2017

What we learned from the Clippers' preseason — despite all the injuries

Evaluating any measure of progress the Clippers may have made during the preseason cannot tell the entire story because they were an incomplete group for the majority of the time. A deluge of injuries that started in Hawaii set the Clippers on a bad course the rest of training camp. They recovered...
Oct 14, 2017

Lakers and Clippers end their exhibition slate with little star power

It was a nationally televised game on TNT, with the expectation that the masses would see the star power from the Clippers and Lakers. Instead, what fans from around the nation and those inside Staples Center got to watch Friday night were players from the Clippers who wouldn’t be recognized without...
Oct 13, 2017

Clippers are closer to a full team picture after victory over Kings 104-87

At some point soon, Clippers coach Doc Rivers and his staff anticipate this team will be unencumbered from the injuries that have wrecked them during training camp. The Clippers are eyeing Sunday as that day when they might almost be whole again, when they might get almost all of their injured...
Oct 11, 2017

Injuries put Clippers in a guard shortage as beginning of season nears

The gamble the Clippers took over the summer of having fewer veteran guards on the roster has turned into a risky proposition because of mounting injuries to their backcourt. They began training camp with a healthy Patrick Beverley, Austin Rivers, Milos Teodosic and Lou Williams, all of them seasoned...
Oct 11, 2017

Clippers see some improvements from mounting injuries

Danilo Gallinari was on the court shooting stand-still jumpers before the Clippers practiced Wednesday, but his return to play in one of the two remaining exhibition games remains uncertain as he recovers from a strained left foot. He still hasn’t been able to run on the court. Sam Dekker also...
Oct 10, 2017

Patrick Beverley has sore right knee, becoming latest Clippers player to get injured

Coach Doc Rivers jokingly hinted to his Clippers coaching staff that training camp injuries could derail his team early in the season, not knowing a sore right knee has now sidelined point guard Patrick Beverley. Rivers said Tuesday at the team’s open practice at the Galen Center that Beverley...
Oct 8, 2017

For now, Clippers must 'make do' without Gallinari, Rivers

The loss of Danilo Gallinari and Austin Rivers to injuries is what’s most unsettling for the Clippers. Gallinari’s sprained left foot (which forced him to miss his first exhibition game Sunday against the Portland Trail Blazers) and Rivers’ strained right glute (which forced him to miss his second...

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