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  1. Clippers finally showing signs of defense

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- It's probably too early in the season for a team to have a turning point. Epiphanies and eureka moments for teams usually occur sometime after the midseason when teams have played more than eight games. But something has happened...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  2. Clippers still playing down to competition

    Arash Markazi

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Los Angeles Clippers haven't won anything yet. They're not delusional about this simple fact. They'll be the first ones to tell you they haven't done a single thing of note since being proclaimed by many as championship favori...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  3. 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
  4. Rapid Reaction: Lakers 116, Clippers 103

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- This wasn't the kind of game the Los Angeles Clippers expected when they looked across the Staples Center court at the players wearing Los Angeles Lakers warm-ups on Tuesday night. Fully healthy for the first time since the opening ...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  5. Clippers building a home court advantage

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- Home-court advantages aren't created overnight. Like changing the culture of a team, it takes time and prolonged success to develop a rabid fan base that will cause nightmares for opposing teams. As the Los Angeles Clippers slowly b...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  6. 10 things we've learned about the Clippers

    Arash Markazi

    The Los Angeles Clippers' record book isn't very long and it isn't very impressive. That's what happens when you make the playoffs only five times since 1976 and have won only three playoff series in franchise history. Chris Paul didn't know much ...

    Blog | December 17, 2012
  7. Odom's weight loss helps surging Clippers

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- Vinny Del Negro smiles, then laughs as I ask him about Lamar Odom. He's been hearing the same questions about Odom from me since October. But for the first time he is actually able to laugh when he's asked about how Odom has chan...

    Blog | December 08, 2012
  8. Clippers quietly getting the job done

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- The recipe for getting attention in Los Angeles is really quite simple. Sure, trophies are nice and all, but Academy Awards and Golden Globes don't drive tabloids. Drama does. If you want to make waves in this town, you better do so...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  9. Rapid Reaction: Thunder 117, Clippers 111

    Arash Markazi

    Chris Paul has a list of firsts he'd like to achieve with the Los Angeles Clippers. It's an ever-growing, ever-changing list that comes from talking with longtime Clippers employees, such as Ralph Lawler, who has been the team's play-by-play man for ...

    Blog | November 21, 2012
  10. Clippers join Thunder in elite class

    Arash Markazi

    When the Oklahoma City Thunder traded James Harden, Cole Aldrich, Daequan Cook and Lazar Hayward to the Houston Rockets for Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb, two first-round picks and a second-round pick before the start of this season, most of the league's...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  11. Rapid Reaction: Clippers 89, Hawks 76

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- When the Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers both have home games on a Sunday, the Clippers are usually the team relegated to the 12:30 p.m. slot ... unless the Lakers have a nationally televised game. In the past these e...

    Blog | November 11, 2012
  12. Del Negro: 'We haven't done anything'

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- When Los Angeles Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro explains how angry he gets, he likes to smile, look you in the eyes and say, "I am Italian." It's essentially Del Negro's three-word explanation for a coaching style and a temperament ...

    Blog | November 05, 2012
  13. Rapid Reaction: Clippers 105, Lakers 95

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- Just games into the regular season, the Los Angeles Lakers are winless and the Los Angeles Clippers are undefeated. Years ago that might have been an intro to a bad joke, but instead it's Los Angeles' new reality when it comes to th...

    Blog | November 02, 2012
  14. Depth not an issue for this L.A. team

    Arash Markazi

    Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty Images When Eric Bledsoe comes in for Chris Paul, he has been told to push the ball and look for his shot. LOS ANGELES -- The preseason is just that. It's a collection of eight exhibition games before Halloween that will l...

    Blog | October 23, 2012