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James Harden suspended one game without pay for kicking LeBron James in the groin.
Clippers hold 36-23 lead over Timberwolves after first quarter.
Chris Paul pullup jumper gives Clippers twice as many points as Timberwolves.
Chris Paul drives and kicks to Austin Rivers for corner three-pointer that gives Clippers 34-18 lead over Timberwolves.
After staph infections you want the surgery site to heal completely before returning. A big reason why timetable is about 4-6 weeks usually.
Blake Griffin's conditioning and cardio is back to normal and he's expected to start shooting this week.
A source said it would be "wildly optimistic" to expect Blake Griffin to return Sunday but the following week is likely.
Chris Paul steal and layup puts Clippers up 28-16.
Jordan Hamilton revenge game against the rest of the NBA.
Jordan Hamilton swishes a three-pointer for his first points as a Clipper.
Andrew Wiggins spins around Jordan Hamilton for a layup after missing his first three shots.
Spencer Hawes three-pointer. Another thing I thought we would see a lot more of this season.
Minnesota crowd is super quiet and polite. And they don't play ridiculously loud music here before/during game. I AM NOT COMING HOME!
Spencer Hawes lob to DeAndre Jordan for the dunk, something I thought we would see A LOT more of this season.
Jordan Hamilton will start tonight in place of the injured Matt Barnes.
Jordan Hamilton officially starting in Matt Barnes' spot.
Jordan Hamilton is expected to start tonight but Doc Rivers hasn't made it official yet.
Early word is that Jordan Hamilton will start in place of Matt Barnes.
Flip Saunders on CP3 and DJ: "I think right now they're the best players at their respective positions with the way they've been playing."
Blake Griffin has been working out in LA while the Clippers have been have been on the road. Hard for team to give official timeline now.
Kevin Martin (flu) and Nikola Pekovic (ankle) out for Timberwolves against Clippers.
Matt Barnes is out tonight. He might sit out Wednesday too to give himself a week to recover. He said he will be back for sure Sunday v GSW.
Matt Barnes joked that had he kicked LeBron James he would have gone to jail and used his one phone call to call media.
Doc said Blake Griffin is running "full tilt" and "shooting." He said there's a possibility he could return for Sunday's game against GSW.
Doc Rivers described Blake Griffin as going "full tilt."
Looks like Matt Barnes is out against Timberwolves.
Blake Griffin has resumed basketball activities and it appears there's a chance he plays Sunday against Golden State.
Matt Barnes is likely out. Doc isn't sure yet.
Getting ready for Hack-a-Jordan. http://t.co/6TyvYUgHzP
Larry Ellison, who teamed up with Oprah Winfrey and David Geffen for the Clippers, comes in at fifth with a net worth of $54.3 billion.
Remember Zima? Do they still make that?
Hockey news: Ducks send Ben Lovejoy back to Pittsburgh for Simon Despres.
There was a jingle bells ditty in the middle of the next Indian song. I'm not making this up!
Am listening to Indian music inside a restaurant and there was a SportsCenter-like ditty in the middle of it. Can't escape the grip of ESPN!
Clippers not very interested in JaVale McGee, I have been told.
90 minutes left with Jeff Katz on ESPNLA Now -- On the Lakers rebuild, AEG wades into the Inglewood stadium, Marshawn, and more. BK
Nikola Pekovic's ankle is bothering him again, so he may not play Monday versus Clippers. That removes one Bond villain from their path.
As it stands now, a pretty good chance Clippers play Portland, Houston or Dallas in first round. All good matchups for Clippers.
Lin on recent uptick: "I’m being trusted with the ball. ... I’m being given the minutes and the spacing and the style of play."
Even Kobe thought preseason the offense would be Kobe setting up below FT-line extended and Lin creating on perimeter. Never came together.
Lin: "The ball's basically given to me every single possession of the fourth quarter. ... It's definitely fun to play this style."
Just asked Jeremy Lin if he ever looks at his Twitter mentions. “No. You as well not even send me anything on Twitter.”
Wayne Ellington on career-high assists: “Trying to play better all around.”
Jeremy Lin averaging 17 points and shooting 50% since All-Star Break.
*Horace Grant as someone corrected me said
Harvey Pollack, the NBA's only remaining active original employee, says Wilt Chamberlain is best player in league history. I believe him.
Ed Davis: “Wayne [Ellington] is an underrated passer.”
Horse Grant sighting in the Lakers locker room
Scott on Westbrook: “I think Russell is more animated than Kobe.“
Byron Scott on Russell Westbrook: "Russell is like our Kobe. He plays like it's his last game every night."
Byron Scott: “Russell [Westbrook] is like our Kobe.”
Byron Scott on Jordan Hill: “Stat wise I thought he played a pretty good game.”
The first post-game question posed to Byron: "Where did this all go wrong?" Dude could spend the next three days talking. AK
Byron Scott: “You look at the stats, we should’ve won the game.”
Losing* streak is over. Because, losing is winning for the Lakers.
Jordan Hill made his first career 3-pointer (he was 0-for-12) in garbage time. Fun. Anyway, Lakers lose 108-101.
Love hearing the Chicago L announcements from my hotel room above the station on Adams. Throwback to my college days!
The streak is over.