LOS ANGELES (AP) — As down as they felt after blowing two chances to make the playoffs, the Los Angeles Clippers can’t wait for next season.
That’s when a healthy Kawhi Leonard is expected back in the lineup, alongside Paul George and Norman Powell.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brandon Ingram scored 30 points and the New Orleans Pelicans overcame a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat the depleted Los Angeles Clippers 105-101 in a play-in Friday night and earn the No.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — From their first-ever Western Conference Finals appearance to a last-gasp play-in game, the Los Angeles Clippers have been a surprisingly resilient bunch.
They finished two games above .500 despite not having superstar Kawhi Leonard all season and losing Paul George for a big chunk of it.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amir Coffey had career highs of 32 points and 13 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers routed the depleted Oklahoma City Thunder 138-88 on Sunday night to end the regular season on a five-game winning streak.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Newly acquired Norman Powell is out indefinitely for the Los Angeles Clippers with a broken bone in his left foot.
The team said Sunday that he fractured the medial sesamoid bone in his foot in Thursday’s loss at Dallas and no surgery is planned at this time.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers traded Norman Powell and Robert Covington to the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday for Eric Bledsoe, Justise Winslow, rookie Keon Johnson and a second-round pick in 2025.
It has become an annual joke, one that NBA players keep repeating.
For the sixth consecutive year, players had the right to have a significant say in the process of deciding who will start the All-Star Game.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amir Coffey had 18 points, Reggie Jackson scored 11 of his 13 in the fourth quarter and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied from a 25-point deficit in the second half for a stunning 87-85 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers came to Brooklyn without their coach and many of their best players.
The Nets couldn't convince themselves that LA's patchwork lineup could beat them.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul George has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and will be out up to a month.
The Los Angeles Clippers announced George’s injury Saturday. He will rest and be re-evaluated in three to four weeks, when next steps will be decided, the team said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marcus Morris had season highs of 24 points and 11 rebounds, leading the Los Angeles Clippers to a 111-95 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Monday night in the teams’ first meeting since the Western Conference finals.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — De’Aaron Fox scored 24 points and Terence Davis added 23 in the Sacramento Kings' 124-115 victory over the shorthanded Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night.
Richaun Holmes had 16 points and 11 rebounds as the Kings snapped a two-game skid and improved to 3-3 under interim coach Alvin Gentry after a 6-11 start that led to Luke Walton's firing last month.
Minnesota Timberwolves (4-7, 12th in the Western Conference) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (7-4, sixth in the Western Conference)
Los Angeles; Saturday, 10:30 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Clippers -6.5; over/under is 222.5
Miami Heat (7-4, fifth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (6-4, sixth in the Western Conference)
Los Angeles; Thursday, 10:30 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Clippers -3.5
Portland Trail Blazers (5-5, ninth in the Western Conference) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (5-4, seventh in the Western Conference)
Los Angeles; Tuesday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Los Angeles Clippers take on the Portland Trail Blazers.
Charlotte Hornets (5-5, ninth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (4-4, ninth in the Western Conference)
Los Angeles; Sunday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Charlotte hits the road against Los Angeles looking to break its three-game road losing streak.
Los Angeles Clippers (3-4, ninth in the Western Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (3-4, 10th in the Western Conference)
Minneapolis; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota plays Los Angeles looking to break its four-game home losing streak.
Los Angeles Clippers (2-4, 11th in the Western Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (3-3, eighth in the Western Conference)
Minneapolis; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Minnesota Timberwolves face the Los Angeles Clippers.
Oklahoma City Thunder (1-5, 14th in the Western Conference) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (1-4, 12th in the Western Conference)
Los Angeles; Monday, 10:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles hosts the Oklahoma City Thunder after Paul George scored 42 points in the Clippers' 111-92 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.
Los Angeles Clippers (1-3, 11th in the Western Conference) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (2-2, sixth in the Western Conference)
Portland, Oregon; Friday, 10 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Portland Trail Blazers host the Los Angeles Clippers.
Cleveland Cavaliers (2-2, 10th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (1-2, seventh in the Western Conference)
Los Angeles; Wednesday, 10:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Los Angeles Clippers take on the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Portland Trail Blazers (1-1, seventh in the Western Conference) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (0-2, 12th in the Western Conference)
Los Angeles; Monday, 10:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles plays the Portland Trail Blazers after Paul George scored 41 points in the Clippers' 120-114 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.
Memphis Grizzlies (1-0, seventh in the Western Conference) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (0-1, eighth in the Western Conference)
Los Angeles; Saturday, 10:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Los Angeles Clippers take on the Memphis Grizzlies.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — No Kawhi Leonard means even more Paul George for the Los Angeles Clippers. With Leonard out while recovering from knee surgery, George becomes the primary scorer for a team looking to make a deeper run in the playoffs.
The latest from NBA media day on Monday (All times 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.
Free agency doesn’t start until 6 p.m. Eastern on Monday. The machinations toward getting ready, however, were in full steam on Sunday.
And the Miami Heat were at the center of the activity.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard had surgery Tuesday to repair a partial tear of his right ACL, an injury the Los Angeles Clippers did not specify as he sat out the team's first-ever Western Conference finals appearance.
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 get past the Phoenix Suns in the Western Conference Finals.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — This time, Paul George didn't flinch. Playoff P showed up and dragged the Los Angeles Clippers back from the brink.
George scored 27 points and the Clippers pulled away in a dominant third quarter, beating newly returned Chris Paul and the Phoenix Suns 106-92 on Thursday night in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Paul is listed as probable to play for the Phoenix Suns in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals.
The Suns lead the Los Angeles Clippers 2-0. The series shifts to Staples Center on Thursday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's not simply the Los Angeles Clippers vs. the Phoenix Suns in the Western Conference Finals. The Clippers are fighting their own fraught playoff history.
It's a rutted road of blown leads, blowout losses, and early dismissals.
PHOENIX (AP) — Devin Booker's first exposure to playoff basketball continues to be a revelation.
Not necessarily for him, but for the rest of the NBA.
Booker had 40 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists for his first career triple-double and the Phoenix Suns overcame Chris Paul's absence to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 120-114 on Sunday in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers are still playing basketball deep into these NBA playoffs partly because they've learned to persevere in clutch moments without their biggest stars.
Preview capsule for the Phoenix-LA Clippers Western Conference Finals series that starts Sunday:
No. 2 PHOENIX SUNS (51-21, 8-2) vs. No. 4 LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS (47-25, 8-5)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul George, Terance Mann and the Los Angeles Clippers have learned to thrive under adversity.
So, when they trailed by 25 points early in the third quarter Friday night in Game 6 of their Western Conference semifinal series against the Utah Jazz, it was nothing new.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard is officially out Friday night for Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Utah Jazz, but coach Tyronn Lue did not have any update on if it will be longer.
The NBA champion this season will be the last team standing.
Kawhi Leonard of the Los Angeles Clippers missed Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals with a knee sprain and amid concerns that it could be a far more significant injury.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Paul George delivered exactly what was needed to move the Los Angeles Clippers one step closer to their first conference finals berth.
With Kawhi Leonard sidelined with a knee injury, George responded with one of the best postseason performances of his NBA career with 37 points, 16 rebounds, and five assists to lead the Clippers to a 119-111 victory over the Utah Jazz in Game 5 of their Western Conference semifinals series Wednesday night.
Kawhi Leonard's right knee is now a major concern for the Los Angeles Clippers.
The All-NBA forward sat out Los Angeles' 119-111 Game 5 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night with what the Clippers are calling a sprain.
Denver’s Nikola Jokic was the runaway MVP this season, which made it a virtual certainty that he would also be an All-NBA first-team selection.
Here’s the rarity: The MVP runner-up was not a first-team selection.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard and Paul George know it takes the two of them to make things go right if the Los Angeles Clippers are going to advance beyond the second round of the NBA playoffs for the first time.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clippers coach Tyronn Lue was looking for a prime performance from both Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. They both delivered Grade A games to get Los Angeles back into its second-round series against Utah.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell did not feel like his usual self for an entire half.
The Utah Jazz guard struggled with a bout of nausea and light-headedness before halftime Tuesday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — No chest-thumping, shouting or theatrics. With very little change of expression, Kawhi Leonard altered the Los Angeles Clippers' playoff fortunes.
Leonard narrowly missed a triple-double, finishing with 28 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, to help the Clippers finish off the Dallas Mavericks 126-111 on Sunday in Game 7 of the first-round series.
The only NBA playoff series to go six games without the home team winning is headed back to Los Angeles, where the Clippers can advance with a Game 7 victory over Dallas and not worry about when they might see the Lakers.
DALLAS (AP) — Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers made it an NBA-record six straight victories for the road team in a playoff series.
Now they have to figure out how to beat Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks at home in a Game 7 to avoid another bitter postseason disappointment.
A first-round rematch between Luka Doncic and Kawhi Leonard has come to this: The first team to win at home takes the series.
Unless the visitors sweep seven games for the first time in NBA history.
DALLAS (AP) — A little cat-and-mouse game between the coaches over the size of the lineups didn’t amount to much, as entertaining as it was early for another boisterous crowd in Dallas.
The big dogs of the Los Angeles Clippers were the difference on the road again, and their team is back in control of the first-round series.
DALLAS (AP) — Don't count out Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and the Los Angeles Clippers just yet.
Not even a raucous party atmosphere and big early Dallas lead in Luka Doncic's home playoff debut could keep the Clippers from getting back in a first-round series after a two-game flop in LA.