Clippers Blow Out Rockets, Advance To–Wait, What? The Rockets Won???

Late in the third quarter of last night’s game at Staples Center, the Rockets looked about as dead as any team has been in these playoffs. They’d been outscored 23-to-6 by the Clippers in the quarter and fallen behind by 19; they weren’t defending or working for good looks on offense and looked pretty much cool with… » 5/15/15 9:28am 5/15/15 9:28am

Rockets Return The Favor, Whoop The Clippers To Avoid Elimination

With the Grizzlies-Warriors, Wizards-Hawks, and Cavaliers-Bulls (before tonight) series all even at two games a piece, the Rockets-Clippers series was the outlier. The Clippers stomped all over the Rockets in Games 1, 3, and 4, winning by 16, 25, and 33 points. Chris Paul didn’t even play in the first, and played… » 5/13/15 1:13am 5/13/15 1:13am

What It Was Like To Coach For Donald Sterling, Who Wanted To Be Feared

These days, the Los Angeles Clippers are in pretty good shape. The team is worth $2 billion, is a perennial playoff contender, and has been free of the ownership of racist shitbag Donald Sterling for over a year. With the Clippers entering a new era, one in which they aren’t the most embarrassing franchise in pro… » 5/12/15 10:24am 5/12/15 10:24am

It's Time For The Rockets To Go Home

In Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals, the Clippers and Rockets conspired to murder the playoffs. Since then, the Clips have gotten their Point God back, gotten a taste for the Rockets’ blood, and taken a 3-1 series lead. As for the Rockets, they’re still trying to ruin this for everyone, and it’s time for… » 5/11/15 10:12am 5/11/15 10:12am

The Time Paul Silas Let A Clippers Beat Writer Make A Draft Pick

Earlier today, we published the second part of our oral history of Donald Sterling’s Clippers (you can read the first part here), in which a bunch of former Clippers beat writers shared stories from their days around the impossibly dysfunctional organization. Things were so bleak in Clipperland then, that Paul Silas,… » 5/07/15 5:50pm 5/07/15 5:50pm

What It Was Like To Cover The Sterling-Era Clippers, Where Madness Ruled

These days, the Los Angeles Clippers are in pretty good shape. The team is worth $2 billion, is a perennial playoff contender, and has been free of the ownership of racist shitbag Donald Sterling for over a year. With the Clippers entering a new era, one in which they aren’t the most embarrassing franchise in pro… » 5/07/15 1:43pm 5/07/15 1:43pm

What It Was Like To Play For The '80s Clippers, The Worst Team In Sports

These days, the Los Angeles Clippers are in pretty good shape. The team is worth $2 billion, is a perennial playoff contender, and has been free of the ownership of racist shitbag Donald Sterling for over a year. With the Clippers entering a new era, one in which they aren’t the most embarrassing franchise in pro… » 5/06/15 11:46am 5/06/15 11:46am

The Rockets And Clippers Tried To Murder The Playoffs 

If you were to take just a cursory glance at the box score from Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals, you might think that a decent game was played. “This was a pretty high scoring game, that’s neat!” or, “Blake Griffin had a triple-double, that’s also neat!” or, “The score was close late into the fourth… » 5/05/15 11:46am 5/05/15 11:46am

Chris Paul Injures Hamstring In First Quarter, Questionable To Return

Chris Paul injured his hamstring late in the first quarter of tonight’s game seven between the Clippers and Spurs. He came out of the game with 1:52 left in the first, and eventually made his way back to the locker room. Nearly five minutes into the second quarter and there was still no update on Paul, and it’s wasn’t… » 5/02/15 8:51pm 5/02/15 8:51pm