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LA Clippers’ Paul George held out late due to minutes restriction as Brooklyn Nets come away with win
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LA Clippers’ Paul George held out late due to minutes restriction as Brooklyn Nets come away with win

LOS ANGELES -- Despite scoring 12 points in under five minutes during the fourth quarter to help spark a late comeback, LA Clippers guard Paul George found himself cheering his team from the sideline as he was held out of the final 2:50 of a close game against the Brooklyn Nets due to a minutes restriction.With George on the sideline, the Nets were able to escape Staples Center with a 112-108 win on Sunday.Afterward, George acknowledged it was frustrating to not be able to close out the game after logging more than 32 minutes and posting 34 points, seven assists and six rebounds in his second outing since returning from a seven-game absence due to a swollen toe."Man, I think you know the answer to that," George said when asked how tough it was to sit out the end.George had said on Frida...
Jared Dudley says Los Angeles Lakers were motivated by ‘disrespectful’ comments from the LA Clippers’ Paul George
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Jared Dudley says Los Angeles Lakers were motivated by ‘disrespectful’ comments from the LA Clippers’ Paul George

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers might have missed each other in the playoffs last year, but Lakers reserve Jared Dudley revealed in a new book that his team was primed for the "Battle for L.A." because of Paul George."We hear some of those guys talking about how they're the team to beat in L.A.," Dudley and co-author Carvell Wallace wrote in their 42-page book "Inside the NBA Bubble: A Championship Season under Quarantine," released this week. "It's fine if Kawhi [Leonard] says stuff like that. He's defending a championship. We don't trip if someone like Patrick Beverley is talking trash; that's how he feeds his family. We get it. We respect the hustle."But we think it's disrespectful for Paul George, who hasn't won, to put himself on the level of [LeBron James] an...
Los Angeles Clippers coach Tyronn Lue searches for closure one year after Kobe Bryant’s death
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Los Angeles Clippers coach Tyronn Lue searches for closure one year after Kobe Bryant’s death

LOS ANGELES -- Tyronn Lue put away all the framed photos he had of himself and Kobe Bryant in his home and the LA Clippers' coach still is unable to get himself to decorate his office with cherished moments he shared with his old friend.Nearly a year after Bryant died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26, 2020, Lue still is coping with the death of his former Los Angeles Lakers teammate. Seeing highlights of Bryant on TV or even fielding questions from Kawhi Leonard and Paul George about what Bryant was like is still painful.Talking to a small group of reporters on Saturday, Lue opened up about Bryant's death and revealed that he has tried coping by blocking out as much as he can. But Lue said he wants to try to start moving forward by doing things like putting up pictures of him and Bryant...
LA Clippers hail much-improved chemistry
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LA Clippers hail much-improved chemistry

LOS ANGELES -- The LA Clippers have blown big leads, have had key players in and out of the lineup and have even suffered a 51-point loss this season.But unlike during last season's collapse in the playoffs, the Clippers said their chemistry and energy is vastly improved.Without Serge Ibaka and Lou Williams, the Clippers won a season-high fourth straight game on Sunday, a 129-96 rout of the Indiana Pacers -- and some veterans are crediting a new attitude."I feel like our energy is way better this season," Clippers forward Marcus Morris Sr. said after scoring 20 points off the bench. "Think guys are buying in.""We kind of felt let down last year," Morris later added. "And the first thing we did before we got together was we let that s--- go. It's a new season; it's a new team."1 RelatedL...