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April 24, 2015 Updates
April 23, 2015 Updates

This Western Conference finals-worthy series is tied 1-1, with Game 3 coming in San Antonio on Friday and the defending champion Spurs having avoided an 0-2 deficit that so typically spells doom for the trailing team (245 of 261 teams that have trailed 0-2 in a seven-game playoff series have gone on to lose). It's safe to assume the pain of it all won't leave the Clippers' basketball souls until the next tip-off — at least. "We've got to finish," said Chris Paul, who had 21 points, eight assists and seven rebounds but missed a jumper over a contesting Tim Duncan at the regulation buzzer that would have won it. "We've been talking about it all season long. We had an opportunity here to win a game, go up 2-0, and didn't take full advantage of it. We've got to execute down the stretch. That's on me." USA Today Sports

The San Antonio Spurs forward channeled his vintage self — kissing shot after shot off the glass in fundamental fashion. Duncan finished with 28 points and 11 rebounds, while becoming the fifth player in NBA history to score 5,000 career playoff points, leading the defending champion Spurs to a 111-107 overtime victory against the Los Angeles Clippers to even the first-round Western Conference playoff series 1-1. "He was great. I mean, he was terrific," Clippers coach Doc Rivers said of Duncan. "I had an awful fourth quarter, but luckily I was able to redeem myself in overtime," said Duncan, who scored four consecutive points in the extra frame while playing with five fouls. USA Today Sports

April 22, 2015 Updates

The NBA will play its first exhibition game in Africa on Aug. 1 at Ellis Park Arena in Johannesburg, South Africa in a Team Africa vs. Team World Cup format. Miami Heat forward Luol Deng, who was born in what is now South Sudan, will captain the African team and Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul will captain the world team. Full rosters will be announced at a later date. "I am extremely proud to be a part of the NBA's first game in Africa," Deng said in statement. "Coming from South Sudan and having participated in the Basketball without Borders Africa camps in Johannesburg previously, I am truly honored to be part of this historic event." USA Today Sports

April 21, 2015 Updates

Indeed, Griffin learned years ago not to worry about how he was perceived. Whatever it was that made everyone fawning or insulting, it was a mystery to him. “It’s definitely been a roller coaster,” he once told me. “I wasn’t really prepared for what happened that first season, how everything just kind of blew up. “Then on top of that, I wasn’t prepared for what was coming next. It was almost like an immediate 180, from all these people saying I can do this, this, this and that. And then, seemingly everybody saying I can’t do this, this and that. “And to this day, it seems to me like all I hear about is what I can’t do.” Los Angeles Daily News

Chris Paul received the NBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by Kaiser Permanente for the month of April. The award recognizes his contributions to his community through the Chris Paul foundation, which was founded by the Clippers' point guard in 2005 in honor of his late grandfather to provide scholarships for high school graduates to attend Wake Forest University. Los Angeles Times

“And of course, you’ve got guys like (Steph) Curry who’s blowing up into a superstar and (Klay) Thompson has a huge year and Draymond Green, is looking like he may be the steal of the draft two years ago, and (Andrew) Bogut is a solid foundation defensively on any basketball court. “The two teams that I thought stood out, in my mind, were the Clippers and Cleveland, and Golden State, I think to me, is also a team that right now is substantially probably a little bit better than anybody else and if they can keep the orchestra playing with everybody involved, they’re my favorite right now.” CSNBayArea.com

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