Clippers look to salvage one against the World Champions

The Los Angeles Clippers (43-26) will try to salvage the fourth and last regular season game against the defending world champion Golden State Warriors (63-7) this season when the rivals meet Wednesday night at Oracle Arena in Oakland.

The Warriors have won the last eight regular season meetings between the two pacific division foes.

In the three prior meetings this season, the Clippers held a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter of first two games before falling to the Warriors and rallied in the last meeting from a double-digit fourth quarter deficit that fell short on a last second heave by C.J. Wilcox to send the game into overtime.

According to the Clippers – who continue to play without injured Blake Griffin – a win over the Warriors Wednesday will be just that. A win.

However, it would still go a long way in the confidence department if the Clippers could come out with a win.

With just 13 games remaining in the regular season for the Clippers, it’s important to remember they’re the last team to beat the Warriors in a seven game playoff series two seasons ago.

Before Tuesday’s practice, I discussed that with head coach Doc Rivers and all-star point guard Chris Paul.

Tip-off Wednesday is set for 7:30 p.m. PDT.

 

 

Clippers head into All-Star break with 122-117 win over Blazers

In his return to the court, Chris Paul scored 20 points and dished out 12 assists in  L.A.'s 123-78 win over the 76ers.
Nursing that right shoulder, Chris Paul scored 20 points and dished out 12 assists in L.A.’s 122-117 win over Portland.

In the final game before the NBA All-Star break, all-stars and those who should be all-stars were on display Wednesday night at Staples Center and put on quite a show as the Los Angeles Clippers (37-18) beat thePortland Trail Blazers (36-17), 122-117 in a game that saw 40 lead changes.

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Clippers are Globetrotters to 76ers’ Washington Generals winning 123-78

Chris Paul was back in the lineup directing the Clippers to 123-78 win over Philadelphia.
Chris Paul was back in the lineup directing the Clippers to 123-78 win over Philadelphia.

Even with that final score – 123 to 78 – the game wasn’t even that close.

Celebrating point guard Chris Paul‘s return after being sidelined for six weeks with a separated right shoulder, the Los Angeles Clippers (36-18) toyed with thePhiladelphia 76ers (15-37) winning by 45 points in front of the 120th consecutive Clippers sellout at Staples Center.

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Chris Paul back in Clippers lineup. L.A. hosts Philadelphia tonight

Chris Paul tumbles to the floor separating his right shoulder against the Dallas Mavericks. Thanx: USATODAYSI
Chris Paul tumbles to the floor separating his right shoulder against the Dallas Mavericks.
Thanx: USATODAYSI

All-star point guard Chris Paul returns to the Clippers lineup tonight with Los Angeles hosting the Philadelphia 76ers.

Paul, who is averaging 20 points and a league-high 11 assists, separated his shoulder in the third quarter against the Mavericks in Dallas on January 3rd and – according to Clippers coach Doc Rivers – is ready to go.

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L.A. Clippers go for season sweep of Boston Celtics tonight at Staples Center

Chris Paul tumbles to the floor separating his right shoulder against the Dallas Mavericks. Thanx: USATODAYSI
Chris Paul tumbles to the floor separating his right shoulder against the Dallas Mavericks.
Thanx: USATODAYSI

The Los Angeles Clippers enter their third game without all-star point guard Chris Paul tonight when they host the Boston Celtics at Staples Center.

Paul went down with a separated right shoulder last week in Dallas against the Mavericks that’ll keep him out of the lineup for six weeks.

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Clippers rolling despite “jet-lag.” Jordan’s game “Russell-esque?”

Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (#6 far left) fights for rebounding position during Wednesday's 108-95 Clippers win over the New Orleans Pelicans.
Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (#6 far left) fights for rebounding position during Wednesday’s 108-95 Clippers win over the New Orleans Pelicans.

Traveling across country is always a difficult proposition for anyone. Especially for professional athletes – let’s say like a basketball team.

Thanks to the Disney On Ice holiday extravaganza taking over Staples Center the first two weeks of December, the Los Angeles Clippers took to the road for an east coast swing where they were able to win four out of the seven games on the roadie.

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Clippers’ Paul previews tonight’s game against the Houston Rockets

Dwight Howard makes his first return to Staples Center tonight since leaving the Lakers when the Houston Rockets visit the Clippers. Thanx: ESPN
Dwight Howard makes his first return to Staples Center tonight since leaving the Lakers when the Houston Rockets visit the Clippers.
Thanx: ESPN

After losing the season-opener to the corridor-rival Los Angeles Lakers the Los Angeles Clippers have reeled off two straight wins and look to get a third tonight when they host ex-Laker Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets (3-0).

It’s Howard’s first visit to Staples Center since leaving the Lakers. He’s averaging 15 points, 17 rebounds and two blocked shots per game for the Rockets.

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