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  1. Ubuntu philosophy lives on with Clippers

    Arash Markazi

    MEMPHIS -- Before the Los Angeles Clippers took the court Thursday night to play the Memphis Grizzlies, they gathered as a team in the visitor's locker room and lowered their heads in a moment of silence for the death of Nelson Mandela. No one in ...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  2. Rivers: No need to change playoff format

    Arash Markazi

    ATLANTA -- The disparity between the Eastern Conference and Western Conference in the NBA has never been wider than it is at the start of this season. There are only two teams in the East with a winning record, and the 12th-place team in the West wou...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  3. Rivers has parade plans for the Clippers

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES - When Doc Rivers was the coach of the Boston Celtics, he called Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen one early fall morning six years ago. He wanted to take them on Boston's "Duck Tour," the parade route most Boston teams take after ...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  4. Clippers must adjust to new identity

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- As the final seconds mercifully ticked off the clock Tuesday night, the expression on Doc Rivers' face didn't change much. He patiently sat and watched as the game and the fourth quarter played out as he had feared it would and warned ...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  5. Rivers looking for Clippers to grow up

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- When Doc Rivers was on the opposing bench, watching the Los Angeles Clippers from afar, he would often notice they would let little things get to them. A bad call would turn into a technical foul that would result in a free throw an...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  6. Five questions facing the Clippers

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES - Expectations are high for the Los Angeles Clippers this summer, and rightfully so. Coming off their most successful season in team history, the Clippers re-signed Chris Paul for the next five years, hired Doc Rivers as their coach, a...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  7. Clippers looking to get defensive

    Arash Markazi

    BOSTON -- As the Los Angeles Clippers left TD Garden on Sunday night and boarded a flight to Washington for Monday's game against the Wizards, they were each holding iPads containing footage of their last two games against the Boston Celtics and Toro...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  8. Clippers still look average without Paul

    Arash Markazi

    BOSTON -- In one corner of the visiting locker room at TD Garden, Chris Paul was sitting at DeAndre Jordan's locker, sitting side-by-side with the Los Angeles Clippers' starting center, breaking down game film on his laptop. In another corner, Cha...

    Blog | February 03, 2013
  9. Rapid Reaction: Celtics 106, Clippers 104

    Arash Markazi

    BOSTON -- As he leaned against the wall outside of the visiting locker room at TD Garden, Los Angeles Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro joked that it must have been something in Canada that sapped his team of their energy in Friday's embarrassing 98-73 ...

    Blog | February 03, 2013
  10. Clippers look to keep streak alive

    Arash Markazi

    Los Angeles Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro knows at some point the Clippers' 17-game winning streak will come to an end. As well as the Clippers have been playing in completing just the third ever 16-0 month in NBA history, he knows his team won't fi...

    Blog | January 01, 2013
  11. Clippers not impressed with winning streak

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES - It's easy to tell when the Los Angeles Clippers have a nationally televised game. Eight Staples Center employees will wheel out a massive 15-foot steel contraption shaped like a futuristic Arc de Triomphe onto the court. The arc will...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  12. Rapid Reaction: Clippers 106, Celtics 77

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Clippers will tell you their 15-game winning streak doesn't matter. They're not focused on it as much as the way they are playing during the streak. It sounds like the same, old "taking it one game at a time" cliche ...

    Blog | December 27, 2012
  13. Clippers keep streak in perspective

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- There was a time when the Los Angeles Clippers cared about their current 14-game winning streak. It wasn't necessarily a goal they had set out to achieve before the season started but once they discovered they were within striking dist...

    Blog | December 26, 2012
  14. Clippers looking for more than a rivalry

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- As Blake Griffin leaned against the wall outside the Clippers' locker room Friday night, he smiled thinking back to when the Clippers would play the Lakers just a couple of years ago. "The biggest difference between these games now ...

    Blog | November 03, 2012