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LA Clippers re-sign injured superstar Kawhi Leonard

Aug. 12, 2021 19:09 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard is staying in Los Angeles after the Clippers re-signed their free-agent superstar on Thursday. Leonard averaged 26 points, 6.8 rebounds and five assists in his first two seasons with his hometown team. He suffered a...

Clippers get Johnson after trade with Knicks

Jul. 30, 2021 01:56 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers' tradition of making a move on draft night continued Thursday as they moved up to select Tennessee guard Keon Johnson after making a trade with the New York Knicks. The Clippers sent the No. 25 pick, which ended up being...

Clippers await Leonard's decision on contract option

Jul. 01, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers’ season began in an empty arena with cardboard cutouts, COVID-19 tests, and protocols for everything. It ended with the team reaching the Western Conference finals for the first time in franchise history, even without injured superstar Kawhi...

Chris Paul leads Suns past Clippers 130-103, into NBA Finals

Jul. 01, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tears welled in Chris Paul's eyes. A message in black ink on his shoes said it all: Can't give up now. Not when, after 16 years, he will finally play for an NBA title. Paul led the Phoenix Suns into their first NBA Finals in 28...

Clippers' cool-hand Lue is NBA's best in elimination games

Jun. 29, 2021 20:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers have been unflappable amid high stakes throughout these playoffs. They recovered from 0-2 deficits against Dallas and Utah to reach the Western Conference finals for the first time in franchise history. Down 0-2 to the Phoenix...

Gritty Clippers stave off elimination, beat Suns 116-102

Jun. 29, 2021 00:49 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Paul George had just wrapped up his brilliant night, scoring 41 points to keep the Los Angeles Clippers' season alive. He shared some hugs and fist bumps with teammates and assistant coaches before he finally got to head coach Tyronn Lue. There were some...

Ayton's emergence has Suns a win from the NBA Finals

Jun. 27, 2021 19:07 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Deandre Ayton is rapidly become the player the Phoenix Suns imagined when the ping-pong balls bounced their way for the 2018 NBA draft. The third-year center was in top form Saturday in a hard-fought 84-80 Game 4 win over the Los Angeles Clippers. He...

Fatigued Clippers find themselves staring at 3-1 deficit

Jun. 27, 2021 02:01 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul George and the Los Angeles Clippers have pulled off their share of comebacks during this year's postseason. They might have hit the wall during their marathon run. Los Angeles — playing its 17th game in 36 days — lost 84-80 to the Phoenix...

Suns outlast Clippers 84-80, take 3-1 lead in West finals

Jun. 27, 2021 01:42 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Neither team could make a shot. The ball bounced crazily on and around the rim, but rarely went in. In timeouts, the Suns only talked defense. The Clippers deliberately missed free throws in a desperate attempt to retain possession and fire up a...

Kawhi Leonard is nowhere on court, everywhere else for LA

Jun. 25, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers don’t have injured Kawhi Leonard on the court. He’s everywhere else, though. In the halftime locker room, texting, on the phone, watching from above the floor, all the while analyzing and suggesting ways for his team to...