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April 17, 2015 Updates

Gary Washburn: The #rockets win the #tiebreaker with the #clippers for the 27th pick. That means the #Lakers will pick 27th and the #celtics 28th. The #lakers have #rockets first-round pick because of Jeremy Lin trade while #celtics have the #clippers first-rounder in Doc Rivers swap. Twitter @GwashburnGlobe

Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean that the Clippers are definitely going with the entire graphics package that was shown to me by Source One. But it probably means that they’re going with something pretty close to it. With that caveat in mind, here’s what Source One originally sent to me. Another source has confirmed that these Clippers designs are legit. (PHOTOS) Uni-Watch.com

April 16, 2015 Updates
April 15, 2015 Updates

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

Paul and Griffin engaged in an animated discussion in front of the Clippers' bench after Griffin was fouled while shooting a 3-pointer with less than one second left in the first half. After teammates tried to mediate the conversation, Paul walked toward the bench and Griffin walked toward the court. "Talk it out. Figure it out. Move on," was written on the whiteboard in the Clippers' locker room after the game. "It's not about the other team; it's about us and what we're trying to do," Paul said. "I think it shows we're always trying to get it right." ESPN.com

Griffin said the conversation "was about the last couple of plays" down the stretch of the first half. "We always talk about how we can do a better job at the end of quarters and the end of halves," Griffin said. "Last night we had one, and sometimes, we're kind of on the edge of do we go or do we wait and we should have gotten into something quicker. I was spread waiting on him and he's looking on me, waiting on me; it's one of things we have to be on the same page. At the end of the day, it's not that big a thing." ESPN.com

The billionaire wife of former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling got her revenge against a woman he secretly showered with gifts and whose recording of his racially offensive rant cost him ownership of the team. Shelly Sterling's victory Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court will force V. Stiviano to surrender a $1.8 million duplex and return $800,000 lavished on her in cash handouts and several luxury cars, including a Ferrari, during a shadowy relationship. Shelly Sterling claimed that Stiviano seduced her 80-year-old husband and manipulated him to give up community property the couple amassed through a real estate rental empire built over six decades of marriage. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

April 14, 2015 Updates

Having won a title, Ingles understood it enough to "want a crack" at the NBA. The Clippers were interested — and signed him to a nonguaranteed contract before the start of the season. He was cut. Within 48 hours, the Jazz were on the line, inviting him to Salt Lake. He came, not knowing what the experience would be like and … "Well," he says, "I'm still here." Salt Lake Tribune


Modern-day Clippers like Blake Griffin and Chris Paul are among the all-time best players in franchise history.


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