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  1. The evolution of Blake Griffin

    Arash Markazi

    DENVER -- Blake Griffin turned 25 on Sunday. This might come as a surprise to those who have talked about Griffin's unfulfilled potential and shrinking ceiling for the past couple years. You know, when he was all of 24 and 23 years old. ...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  2. Griffin turning the other cheek this season

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- There was a time when Blake Griffin would get pushed around and fight back. It would happen almost daily. Griffin would get manhandled, get frustrated, lose his cool, and eventually lose the game he was playing. "When I was littl...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  3. Clippers' playoff preparation continues

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES - When the Clippers opened training camp in San Diego almost five months ago, Doc Rivers began preaching the importance of "playoff practices." It seemed like an odd thing to be talking about in October, before the Clippers had even pl...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  4. Clippers winning after the trade deadline

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- The NBA trade deadline came and went without much action from the Clippers last week. The only real drama occurred on the team charter in the hours leading up to the deadline as players reloaded the Twitter on their phones while the fl...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  5. Clippers improving from long range

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- Jamal Crawford smiles when he's told the Clippers were one of the worst three-point shooting teams in the league going into last weekend. In their last two games, the Clippers have hit 29-of-58 from behind the arc, with Crawford hit...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  6. Crawford, Barnes provide spark for Clippers

    Arash Markazi

    NEW ORLEANS -- Jamal Crawford is happy to step into the starting lineup for the Clippers when needed, but it's not a role he relishes. While most NBA players aspire to start, Crawford, in his 13th season in the league, realizes his value to a cham...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  7. Redick to miss fourth straight game

    Arash Markazi

    PLAYA VISTA, Calif. -- Los Angeles Clippers guard J.J. Redick will miss his fourth straight game with a sore right hip on Wednesday, when the Clippers play the Portland Trail Blazers. Clippers coach Doc Rivers originally pulled Redick out of shoot...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  8. Paul looking forward to All-Star Game

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul returned to the court on Sunday after an 18-game absence and said Monday he felt fine and will be on the court this Sunday in New Orleans for the NBA All-Star Game. Paul was sidelined for over a...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  9. Clippers aim to be elite defensively

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Clippers want to be an elite team and they know that in order to be an elite team, they have to be an elite defensive team first. It's a message Doc Rivers has driven home during every practice, meeting and game sinc...

    Blog | February 04, 2014
  10. Rapid Reaction: Warriors 111, Clippers 92

    Arash Markazi

    The Los Angeles Clippers played nine games in nine cities over past two weeks and, despite playing at home Wednesday, finished off what coach Doc Rivers called a "nine-game road trip" Thursday night with a 111-92 loss to the Golden State Warriors. ...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  11. Paul selected to his seventh All-Star Game

    Arash Markazi

    Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul was selected to his seventh NBA All-Star Game, the league announced Thursday. Paul was the MVP of the 2013 All-Star Game in Houston and this is the fourth time he has been selected by the Western Confere...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  12. Clippers still thriving without Paul in lineup

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- When Chris Paul went down with a separated right shoulder nearly four weeks ago, Doc Rivers knew exactly what he was dealing with. Rivers never talks about injuries. He acts as if he's unaware of the injuries his players sustain whe...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  13. Rapid Reaction: Clippers 112, Bulls 95

    Arash Markazi

    When Doc Rivers hinted after Wednesday night's loss to Charlotte that Darren Collison might sit out a game or two because of a left big toe sprain, no one was surprised. Collison was a shell of himself after suffering the injury last week against ...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  14. Hedo Turkoglu makes his Clippers debut

    Arash Markazi

    NEW YORK -- Hedo Turkoglu walked around the visiting locker room at Madison Square Garden talking to teammates and assistant coaches before his playing debut with the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday, which also marked his first NBA action in nearly a ...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  15. Collison keeping the Clippers on track

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- Darren Collison has been in this position before. Four years ago, as a rookie with the New Orleans Hornets, Collison was backing up Chris Paul when Paul suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee and was sidelined for eight weeks. C...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  16. Looking at possible Clippers additions

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- Doc Rivers is happy with his team. He made that clear as he spoke to reporters Tuesday at the Los Angeles Clippers training facility. "You want to see who's out there and if anyone can ever help your team," Rivers said. "But I li...

    Blog | January 08, 2014