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  • Clippers keep Rockets' James Harden away from line in Game 3 win

    Clippers keep Rockets' James Harden away from line in Game 3 win
    Whose line is it, anyway? It sure didn't belong to James Harden on Friday night. The Houston Rockets star, who led the NBA in both free-throw attempts and makes, didn't even show up at the stripe in the first half of Game 3 at Staples Center. That,...
  • NBA fines Clippers' Matt Barnes $50,000 for comments to James Harden's mom

    Matt Barnes placed his arms behind his back and leaned against a wall early Friday at the Clippers' training facility, knowing a fine from the NBA was coming for the rude comments he directed at Houston guard James Harden's mom, Monja Willis, in Game 2 in...
  • Matt Barnes on Chris Paul: 'He said he's playing tonight'

    Matt Barnes on Chris Paul: 'He said he's playing tonight'
    Clippers point guard Chris Paul, nursing a strained left hamstring, participated in a morning shootaround and is officially a game-time decision Friday night against the Houston Rockets in Game 3 of their second-round playoff series, which is tied at 1-1....
  • Clippers' Matt Barnes says he's made peace with James Harden's mom

    Clippers' Matt Barnes says he's made peace with James Harden's mom
    Clippers forward Matt Barnes tried on Friday to put an end to the controversy he became embroiled in for inappropriate comments he made toward Rockets guard James Harden’s mother during Game 2 in Houston. Barnes said he had talked with Harden&...
  • Matt Barnes apologizes to James Harden's mother after trash-talking

    Monja Willis, mother of Houston Rockets star James Harden, said Matt Barnes of the Clippers has apologized for his inappropriate comment to her during Houston's Game 2 victory. Rockets Coach Kevin McHale said Barnes crossed the line by making the...
  • Kevin McHale on Houston Rockets free-throw edge: So, don't foul us

    Kevin McHale on Houston Rockets free-throw edge: So, don't foul us
    The Clippers' complaints after Game 2 on Wednesday night about the high number of free throws Houston shot caught the attention of Rockets Coach Kevin McHale. And McHale was matter-of-fact in his response Thursday at the team's hotel in Marina del Rey....
  • Kevin McHale: Comment attributed to Matt Barnes crossed line

    Houston Rockets Coach Kevin McHale said Clippers forward Matt Barnes crossed the line by making what a website said was a very rude comment to James Harden's mom during Game 2 on Wednesday night at the Toyota Center. Harden’s mom, Monja Willis,...
  • Clippers have an edge over Rockets in playoff series

    Clippers have an edge over Rockets in playoff series
    After edging the five-time NBA champion San Antonio Spurs in the first round, the Clippers have advanced to face a team with a lesser recent playoff pedigree than themselves. The Houston Rockets have won two playoff series since 1997, one fewer than the...
  • Clippers Coach Doc Rivers: 'I was right a lot' on referees

    Clippers Coach Doc Rivers: 'I was right a lot' on referees
    Doc Rivers indicated that the referee report the Clippers received the day after Game 5 of their first-round playoff series validated some of his complaints about calls. The NBA makes its review of calls from the last two minutes of close games public...
  • After Game 7 win, Blake Griffin brings son to podium for first time

    After Game 7 win, Blake Griffin brings son to podium for first time
    Saturday night was a monumental night for Blake Griffin, and not just because of basketball. After the Clippers eliminated the San Antonio Spurs from the playoffs with a 111-109 win in Game 7 of their first-round playoff series, Griffin brought his son,...
  • Chris Paul out but other Clippers go all in to rout Rockets in Game 1

    Chris Paul out but other Clippers go all in to rout Rockets in Game 1
    Blake Griffin provided everything the Clippers usually receive from Chris Paul. There were the passes, Griffin routinely finding his teammates for shots they couldn't create on their own. There was the leadership, Griffin giving a halftime address and...