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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. Collison will play opener

    Arash Markazi

    PLAYA VISTA, Calif. -- Los Angeles Clippers guard Darren Collison will play Tuesday against the Los Angeles Lakers despite having a bruised left kneecap but that wasn't the reason Collison was smiling after shootaround. Collison was with his wife,...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  6. Clippers have championship chemistry

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- Lamar Odom is no scientist, but he knows a thing or two about chemistry. He was on a couple of championship teams with the Los Angeles Lakers, whose players got along on and off the court, and he was a big reason for that. Before...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  7. 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
  8. Five keys for Clippers against Lakers

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- If you just look at the standings, this game shouldn't have much significance for the Los Angeles Clippers. They're playing a below-.500 team that is nine games behind them in the standings and currently out of the playoffs. Then a...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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