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  1. The Extra Pass: The All-Value Team

    Jan 11, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v Los Angeles Clippers

    The Extra Pass is a new daily column that’s designed to give you a better look at a theme, team, player or scheme. Today, we’ll put together a squad featuring some of the league’s most valuable contracts.  Signing players to any substantial contract during the offseason free agency period is like tap dancing through a…

  2. Chris Paul leads Clippers to convincing win over Lakers

    Jan 5, 2013, 2:38 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul dribbles the ball as Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant defends during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles

    The battle of Los Angeles turned out to be not much of a contest after all, and if you’ve been paying attention to the fortunes of the Lakers and Clippers to this point in the season, the end result shouldn’t have come as much of a surprise. Chris Paul controlled the game from the very…

  3. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Nets, Warriors get statement wins

    Jan 3, 2013, 8:01 AM EDT

    Brooklyn Nets' Williams drives against Oklahoma City Thunder's Westbrook during their NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of the games yesterday in NBA action. Or, what you missed while figuring out what’s in and what’s out for 2013… Nets 110, Thunder 93: Well, P.J. Carlesimo has his signature win and for a night the Nets looked like the team from the first weeks of the season. Oh, they’re…

  4. Want to know if the Clippers are for real? Ask the Celtics (who lost to them by 29)

    Dec 28, 2012, 3:11 AM EDT

    Blake Griffin, Jared Sullinger

    I’ve done some sports talk radio spots the last few days around the nation and this still seems to be the question on a lot of sports fans lips: Are the Clippers really that good? Like title contender good? Why don’t you go ask Doc Rivers or the Celtics? Or Rajon Rondo? Or Paul Pierce?…

  5. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Rockets, Celtics, Clippers get Christmas blowouts

    Dec 26, 2012, 8:35 AM EDT

    Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Clippers

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of the day in NBA action. Or, what you missed while running to the store to buy more double-AA batteries for those Christmas toys…. Celtics 93, Nets 76: The Nets are not a good defensive team, rather they are prone to lapses, like the second quarter when Boston put up 34…

  6. Video: Blake Griffin put on an exhibition in Motown

    Dec 18, 2012, 12:43 AM EDT

    Blake Griffin

    Blake Griffin and the Clippers still can put on a show and he did it in Detroit Monday. First, there was the end-to-end block at one end alley-oop at the other. He is unbelievable. Second is the highlight of the night — Matt Barnes with the off-the-backboard pass to Griffin for the tomahawk dunk. Not…

  7. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Pierce, Rondo lead Celtics to win

    Dec 13, 2012, 6:57 AM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Boston Celtics

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of the day in NBA action. Or, what you missed while watching the Sandy relief concert and thinking the Who looked really old… Celtics 117, Mavericks 115 (2OT): This game was fun. It entertained. Oh, no it wasn’t pretty at all — Dallas had 27 turnovers — but it had its…

  8. Tuesday And-1 links: Dwight Howard not that influential. Apparently.

    Nov 27, 2012, 4:50 PM EDT

    Dwight Howard

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points. • Dwight Howard and James Dolan — congratulations! You made GQ’s list of least…

  9. Thunder 117, Clippers 111: A Chris Paul survival guide

    Nov 22, 2012, 1:44 AM EDT

    Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook

    Chris Paul is terrifying, and he knows it. Paul doesn’t score just to score — he does it to establish the threat. When you’re 6-foot-nothing in a league filled with giants, you manipulate instead of overwhelm. Paul can have 6 points and it will feel like he’s dominating, just because he made his shadow look…

  10. Clippers 92, Spurs 87: Making a list, checking it twice

    Nov 20, 2012, 1:52 AM EDT

    Matt Barnes, Manu Ginobili

    Doubting the legitimacy of the Los Angeles Clippers is not a new or particularly uncommon practice. Despite laying waste to the Grizzlies, Spurs, Lakers and Heat in convincing fashion already, there was a sense that this would be the first true test for the Clippers. They’d be out on the road, against the team that…

  11. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Memphis can flat out ball

    Nov 12, 2012, 1:53 AM EDT

    LeBron James, Marreese Speights

    Our nightly roundup of all the action in the NBA. Or, what you missed while thinking maybe you should lay off those breakfast sandwiches…. Lakers 103, Kings 90: The Lakers are 2-0 in the Bernie Bickerstaff era and all anybody wants to talk about is Phil Jackson. We break it all down right here. Grizzlies…

  12. What is wrong with Rodney Stuckey’s game?

    Nov 5, 2012, 2:23 PM EDT

    Rodney Stuckey, Anthony Morrow

    At this stage of the season, all analysis of teams and players should be framed by the small sample size caveat. Whether a player is is shooting the lights out or stinking up the joint, allowing performance to regress (or progress) to the mean is going to be the best approach. It’s too long a…

  13. Lakers identity crisis runs into confident Clippers, result is 0-3 Lakers

    Nov 3, 2012, 3:16 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers v Los Angeles Lakers

    LOS ANGELES — The Clippers know who they are. They are Chris Paul’s team, Lob City, a lot of pick-and-roll, Jamal Crawford breaking guys ankles, Blake Griffin attacking the rim The Lakers are… still trying to figure it out. Through three games the Lakers have tried on more personalities than an 13-year-old girl. And none…

  14. Clippers’ Matt Barnes suspended one game following arrest

    Oct 30, 2012, 4:25 PM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v Los Angeles Clippers

    Matt Barnes, the Clippers’ best wing player during the preseason, has been suspended one game by the league after pleading no contest this summer to a misdemeanor following an arrest on outstanding traffic warrants. Barnes will sit out the Clippers season opener Wednesday at home against the Memphis Grizzlies Back in July Matt Barnes was…

  15. Grant Hill to miss “at least a couple of weeks”

    Oct 23, 2012, 10:36 PM EDT

    Grant Hill Clippers

    Remember that scene from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade when the bad guy “chooses poorly” and ages rapidly until he deteriorates into nothingness? Well, this kind of feels like that. Grant Hill managed to be amazingly healthy during the last five seasons with the Phoenix Suns, who just so happen to employ what many…

  16. NBA season preview: L.A. Lakers

    Oct 15, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    Lakers new guard Steve Nash of Canada smiles as he walks past Kobe Bryant during NBA media day for the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team in Los Angeles

    Last Season: Failure. For a team that measures success in terms of championships, especially when it has enough talent on paper to compete at that level, 2012 just wasn’t good enough. The Lakers struggled with depth and exited the playoffs in the second round for the second straight year, this time to a younger, more…

  17. Barnes pleads no contest to traffic warrant, gets community service

    Sep 25, 2012, 11:48 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v San Antonio Spurs

    Matt Barnes will do 30 hours of community service and go through some counseling sessions as part of a no contest plea to his arrest for unlicensed driving and resisting arrest earlier this summer. Barnes, who signed with the Clippers just a couple weeks ago, was not in the Manhattan Beach courtroom Tuesday but his…

  18. Report: Lou Amundson agrees to deal with Timberwolves

    Sep 24, 2012, 4:02 PM EDT

    Louis Amundson

    After looking at a few guys to come in as an off-the-bench big man for Minnesota, they made their choice. And sorry Timberwolves fans, it is not Anthony Tolliver. Minnesota and Lou Amundson reached terms on a one-year deal, tweets Chris Tomasson of Fox Sports Florida. Source tells me Lou Amundson to sign a 1-year…

  19. Matt Barnes talks being a Clipper, finding minutes

    Sep 22, 2012, 12:59 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v San Antonio Spurs

    For a guy who has spent the past few seasons being a solid role player on quality teams — Orlando first then the Los Angeles Lakers — it took a while this summer for Matt Barnes to catch on with a team. And Barnes understands why. “First and foremost, me being injured last year during…

  20. Chris Paul a few weeks away from workouts due to thumb

    Sep 21, 2012, 4:44 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers v Charlotte Bobcats

    Chris Paul quietly played through pain to get a gold medal in London — his thumb injury suffered one of the first days in Las Vegas was bad enough to require surgery afterward, but he was not going to bow out. He got his surgery, and he should be ready to go when the season…

  21. Matt Barnes talks about NBA players trend of MMA workouts

    Sep 21, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

    Matt Barnes

    When Matt Barnes started to focus on really getting in shape for the upcoming NBA season, he couldn’t do what a lot of ballers in the Los Angeles area do through the summer — head over to UCLA, home of some NBA-level pickup games. Some days it seems like half the NBA is there. Barnes…

  22. Report: Pietrus has three NBA, one overseas teams after him

    Sep 18, 2012, 8:16 AM EDT

    Mickael Pietrus

    With training camps set to open in a couple weeks, we’re starting to see a little movement on the veteran players still out there unsigned right now. First Matt Barnes then Josh Harrellson got signed by teams. Now comes the report that Mickael Pietrus is in demand, via Chris Haynes of CSNNW.com. According to a…

  23. Where in the world will Josh Howard play next?

    Sep 17, 2012, 9:42 AM EDT

    Jazz forward Howard tries to get position on Spurs forward Leonard during their NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Texas

    Matt Barnes got inked but we still have a long list of veteran players out there waiting to sign a deal — Kenyon Martin, Mickael Pietrus, Louis Amundson, Leandro Barbosa, Anthony Tolliver, Darko Milicic. Josh Howard can be added to that list, also. Once a 19.9 points per game scorer for the Mavericks, last season…

  24. In case you are curious how much pull CP3 has with Clippers, check out what Barnes said.

    Sep 15, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Los Angeles Clippers - Game Four

    Matt Barnes is a member of the Los Angeles Clippers. We told you about that yesterday. We’ve also told you that Chris Paul was playing GM and doing the recruiting — the Clippers want to keep Paul happy heading into his free agency and the buzz around the league is he and CAA have been…

  25. It’s official: Matt Barnes signs with Los Angeles Clippers

    Sep 14, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v San Antonio Spurs

    We told you this was coming and now it is official — Matt Barnes has signed to play with the Los Angeles Clippers this season, the team announced Friday. Getting an athletic player who can defend on the wing for the league minimum is a good signing for the Clippers. While the official terms of…

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