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  1. Blame Mavs' blown lead on inferior defense

    Jovan Buha

    LOS ANGELES -- At some point this has to change. Either the Dallas Mavericks (23-17) are going to figure out a way to close games with their defense, or they're going to continue suffering excruciating losses after holding double-digit leads and, ...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  2. Lakers win streak sparked by improving defense

    Jovan Buha

    LOS ANGELES -- It sounds insane, but this season's Los Angeles Lakers might just be a good defensive team after all. For the fifth time in their past six games, the Lakers (7-7) held their opponent to less than 100 points, defeating the Sacramento...

    Blog | November 24, 2013
  3. Rapid Reaction: Clippers 110, Nets 103

    Jovan Buha

    LOS ANGELES -- During the first two-and-a-half quarters Saturday night, Doc Rivers' pregame concerns came to fruition. With Brooklyn Nets stars Deron Williams, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Brook Lopez all sitting out because of injuries, the Los...

    Blog | November 16, 2013
  4. The Clippers defensive gamble

    Jovan Buha

    After an impressive offseason, the Los Angeles Clippers have established themselves as one of the handful of teams with realistic championship aspirations heading into the 2013-14 season. The general benchmark for contention is that a team must ra...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  5. Evaluating the Clippers' 2013-14 schedule

    Jovan Buha

    The NBA announced its official 2013-14 schedule on Tuesday afternoon. Here are the top games to watch and other notable schedule highlights for the Los Angeles Clippers: Top 5 games to watch Opening night (Clippers at Lakers, Oct. 29): The Clip...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  6. Clippers look to get tougher over offseason

    Jovan Buha

    PLAYA VISTA, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Clippers were still in shock Saturday. They didn't expect to be out of the playoffs just two weeks after they started. Chris Paul didn't have any plans on his calendar until after June. He doesn't know how he...

    Blog | May 04, 2013
  7. Clippers come to fight too late

    Jovan Buha

    With their storybook season on a lifeline, the Los Angeles Clippers had perhaps their gutsiest performance of the 2013 playoffs, but it simply proved too late. "We took too long to come to fight," Chris Paul told reporters following the Memphis Gr...

    Blog | May 04, 2013
  8. Grizzlies maintain offensive blueprint in win

    Jovan Buha

    As DeAndre Jordan sneaked inside the Memphis Grizzlies' defense and tipped in a Chris Paul miss, it was clear the momentum in Game 5 was shifting in the Los Angeles Clippers' favor. Jordan's basket cut the Grizzlies' lead to four points, 77-73, an...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  9. How Clippers can bounce back in Game 5

    Jovan Buha

    Here are three ways the Clippers can bounce back in Game 5: Lean on their stars more It's not uncommon to see superstars play 40-plus minutes a night in the playoffs, as most teams don't have enough depth to remain viable with their bench playe...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  10. Takeaways heading to Memphis

    Jovan Buha

    The Los Angeles Clippers hold a 2-0 series lead over the Memphis Grizzlies in their first-round playoff showdown. As the series shifts to Memphis for Game 3 in the best-of-seven series, here are a few takeaways from Games 1 and 2 in Los Angeles: N...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  11. NBA playoffs: Clippers keys vs. Grizzlies

    Jovan Buha

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images Here are some keys for the Los Angeles Clippers in their first-round playoff matchup with the Memphis Grizzlies, which begins Saturday: Control the tempo The Grizzlies play a self-proclaimed "grit-an...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  12. Rapid Reaction: Clippers 112, Kings 108

    Jovan Buha

    The Los Angeles Clippers knew what was at stake heading into Wednesday night's regular-season finale against the Sacramento Kings. Win the game and they clinch home-court advantage against the Memphis Grizzlies. Lose and they open the first round of ...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  13. Clippers need to make adjustments, and soon

    Jovan Buha

    The Clippers are struggling as the season draws to a close. Here are some adjustments they can make as they prepare for the postseason: Sound defensive rotations The Clippers' Achilles heel this season has been their 3-point defense, which stems ...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  14. Eric Bledsoe focused on winning

    Jovan Buha

    The trade deadline came and went, and Eric Bledsoe, the Clippers' sought-after backup point guard, remained a Clipper. By not trading Bledsoe, the Clippers guaranteed they'd have at least one talented point guard on the roster if Chris Paul were t...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  15. Stretch run storylines

    Jovan Buha

    As the Clippers prepare for the playoffs, here are some storylines to watch down the stretch. Health issues It's no surprise that the Clippers have struggled with injuries this season. Besides Blake Griffin (23), DeAndre Jordan (24) and Eric ...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  16. Rapid Reaction: Clippers 107, 76ers 90

    Jovan Buha

    PHILADELPHIA -- The last time the Los Angeles Clippers visited The City of Brotherly Love, they needed a Chris Paul go-ahead jumper to bail them out against the Philadelphia 76ers. This time, things were much easier. The Clippers (37-17) rolled...

    Blog | February 11, 2013