Blake Griffin had 19 points and 13 rebounds, and Chris Paul added 14 points and 13 assists, propelling the Los Angeles Clippers to their fourth straight victory, 112-90 over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Griffin had 19 points and 13 rebounds, and Chris Paul added 14 points and 13 assists, propelling the Los Angeles Clippers to their fourth straight victory, 112-90 over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night.
Derrick Rose is sidelined until he recovers from his torn ACL injury, but knowing what we know of him and his competitive nature, he’s stewing on the chance to come back and help he Bulls to a title win.
You can’t help but believe that as he works out and rehabs, he’s pushing himself with his heart full of incentives and that the ultimate goal of winning a title burns within for various reasons.
Based on what we know of Rose, there are many things both on and off the court which are motivating him right now. After all, this is a man who needs little excuse to find a motivation to win. He once held onto two missed free throws for a year before exacting his revenge on the Clippers.
He only dominated Chris Paul in one of the finest games of his career, and poor Paul wasn’t even a Clipper then.
No, he’ll find any little reason to motivate him, but that doesn’t mean he finds only little reasons. There are some big ones too.
Paul is in the business of finding open shots for teammates. It’s a vocation he loves, performs better than anyone alive and even delivered a manifesto on the subject on Saturday after the Clippers’ win over Chicago.
“My job as a point guard is to make the other team think I’m trying to score,” Paul said.
tephen Dunn/Getty ImagesAfter beating the Heat, the Clippers have reason to celebrate their notable growth over last season.LOS ANGELES — A relative calm has settled over the Los Angeles Clippers. It’s a little disarming. There’s no talk of supernatural curses that cause freak injuries, or Vinny Del Negro’s job security, or whether pending free agent Chris Paul will bolt for greener pastures at season’s end.
Instead, the Clippers have been quietly going about their business.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Griffin and Chris Paul had double-doubles, with Paul keying a third-quarter spurt that helped carry the Los Angeles Clippers to a 107-100 win over the Miami Heat on Wednesday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Griffin and Chris Paul can rest a little easier when they get a breather these days. The Los Angeles Clippers have a strong group of reserves ready to pick up the slack.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Griffin scored 16 points, Chris Paul had 15 points and eight assists and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Atlanta Hawks 89-76 on Sunday.
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DeAndre Jordan had 20 points and 11 rebounds, giving the Clippers half of a dominant frontcourt duo.
LOS ANGELES — Long before Chris Paul landed on their doorstep last December, the Clippers had a blueprint for what they wanted to build in Los Angeles.
The pillars of that design were two freakishly athletic big men, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan. They were relatively unpolished, but if they could harness skills to pair with that raw talent, they could anchor a frontcourt that could jump higher, run faster, dunk harder and defend with more speed than any frontcourt in the NBA.