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Clippers use Harden's 21-point quarter in win over Wizards but lose Westbrook to broken hand

Mar. 02, 2024 02:01 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Harden scored 21 of his 28 points in the second quarter and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Washington Wizards 140-115 on Friday night. “James, he plays the game the right way,” Clippers coach Ty Lue said. “Takes what the defense gives him, and...

LeBron scores 34 points, leads Lakers' rally from 21-point deficit in 116-112 win over Clippers

Feb. 29, 2024 01:35 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James scored 19 of his 34 points during a brilliant fourth quarter, leading the Los Angeles Lakers back from a 21-point deficit for a dramatic 116-112 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night. Kawhi Leonard missed a 12-footer with five...

The wild, wild Western Conference: Tight race to the finish awaits with slim separation among teams

Feb. 27, 2024 08:27 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — It's almost hard to picture a postseason without both LeBron James and Stephen Curry. And yet it very well could happen. They're both on the bubble. That's just the strength of the Western Conference this season. As it currently stands, James and his...

Kings beat Clippers 123-107 behind Fox and hand LA back-to-back losses for 1st time since December

Feb. 26, 2024 00:55 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — De’Aaron Fox scored 33 points, Domantas Sabonis had his NBA-leading 20th triple-double and the Sacramento Kings defeated the Clippers 123-107 on Sunday night, sending Los Angeles to its second loss in a row for the first time since late December. Norman Powell...

Kawhi Leonard and Terance Mann lead Clippers to 101-95 victory over Grizzlies

Feb. 23, 2024 23:57 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 24 points, Terance Mann had a season-high 23 points and 12 rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 101-95 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night. Paul George added 14 points for Los Angeles...

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scores 31 points, Thunder beat Clippers 129-107

Feb. 23, 2024 00:15 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 31 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Los Angeles Clippers 129-107 on Thursday night in a matchup of Western Conference contenders. Lu Dort added 19 points, Jalen Williams had 18 and Chet Holmgren 17 for Oklahoma City....

Analysis: Amid a wide-open playoff race, a wide-open NBA MVP race might be brewing as well

Feb. 21, 2024 06:06 AM EST

The new rule that rendered Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid ineligible for a second consecutive NBA MVP award because he’s missing too many games has the potential to create something the league hasn’t seen in almost two decades. That would be a wide-open MVP race. ...

Powell, George lead Clippers back from 12 down in fourth to beat Curry, Warriors 130-125

Feb. 15, 2024 01:43 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When the Golden State Warriors stopped playing the stingy defense that has carried them recently, Paul George and Norman Powell found every opening. Powell made four 3-pointers over the final 7:03 to score 21 points and outduel Stephen Curry down the stretch,...

Clippers star Kawhi Leonard nursing left thigh injury, All-Star Game status unclear

Feb. 14, 2024 22:21 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Clippers star Kawhi Leonard has a strained left inner thigh and his status for this weekend's All-Star Game in Indianapolis was uncertain, though coach Tyronn Lue didn't consider the injury to be serious. The 32-year-old six-time All-Star sat out Wednesday...

Towns, Edwards help Timberwolves rally in second half for 121-100 victory over Clippers

Feb. 13, 2024 01:56 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns scored 24 points, Anthony Edwards added 23 and the Minnesota Timberwolves pulled away in the second half for a 121-100 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night in a matchup of two of the top teams in the Western Conference. Rudy...