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The Clippers are considering introducing a new logo, colors and uniform as early as this off-season. Photos of the potential new uniforms are being posted on the Internet. "I've seen it but I haven't really looked at it, to be honest," Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said before practice Friday. "I couldn't even tell you how it looked. I don't mind change. I think change is good, right?" Los Angeles Times

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Because division winners are guaranteed a top-four seed, the Portland Trail Blazers (51-30 with one game remaining) will be the 4-seed despite holding the sixth-best record in the West, which means the Clippers (56-26), if they end up as the 3-seed, would play the Memphis Grizzlies (54-27), Houston Rockets (55-26) or San Antonio Spurs (55-26) -- all of whom play Wednesday to determine the Southwest Division winner and the Nos. 5 and 6 seeds. "That's a flaw," Rivers said. "I think the divisions are important. They're nice to have. They're nice to be celebrated, for some and some not, but I don't know if they should be celebrated as far as in the standings. I think it's something that the league will absolutely look at and try to fix. You shouldn't be rewarded if your record [isn't as good as others]." ESPN.com

Rivers also doesn't like the fact that division winners get the first tiebreaker if tied with a non-division winner, regardless of head-to-head records. In other words, if the Clippers had swept the season series with San Antonio, it wouldn't matter if the Spurs won the Southwest. "I just think if you tie with us, let's say if we had gone undefeated against a team but our records are tied and they would get home court, that to me is insane," Rivers said. "That's worse in some ways to me, because head-to-head should always go first. But there's flaws and you fix them, and I think the league will look at that." ESPN.com

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Clippers coach Doc Rivers was asked if Kaman pushing Paul was the best thing that could have happened for his team in the game. “It didn’t hurt, but CP (Paul) already had it going before that, to be honest,” Rivers said. “That just brought more energy into the game. When you’re lacking energy, you’re just looking for anything. Little plays like that can help you. Or they can do you in, too. You never know how that’s going to go. I was happy how we responded after that.” Paul was queried as to whether Kaman’s boneheaded move helped him take him up another notch. Los Angeles Daily News

Doc Rivers called it a catalyst moment that brought out the fight in his team. Matt Barnes said that it gave the Clippers more incentive. Paul himself said if Portland might have gone on a run in that fourth quarter the Clippers might have wilted and said, "Alright, y'all can have this one," but never did. Oregonian

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