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Here’s an injury update on Xavier Henry: http://t.co/DCIKvhXSHj
Nash had 7-8 days of hard practice he got through fine, which he didn’t last year. Didn’t have that last year. But knew issues could arise.
Nash hopes he can “bounce back quickly” from this setback. Currently having shooting pains down his leg, is hopeful relief comes soon.
Steve Nash: “I’ve had sciatica and back spasms (this past week).” Said he woke up with a sore back early last week.
Xavier Henry is in NYC getting a second opinion on his knee following summer surgery. Then to Germany for treatment. Back by Friday
Ryan Kelly remains on track as a possibility to play his first preseason game tomorrow. He’ll play in a full scrimmage at practice today.
Byron Scott says it's unlikely Xavier Henry is ready to play in the preseason.
Training camp is even more important for a coach in his first year with a team trying to put his stuff in; injuries detail that progress.
These injuries have been tough for Scott, who said he’s had to limit and adjust what he puts in on both ends w/constantly changing groups.
Steve Nash hasn’t practiced in nearly a week. Scott says he’s very unlikely to play tomorrow night. His health/status is an obvious concern.
Kobe continued: “Hopefully we get guys out there and start playing with the unit we’re going to be playing with in the regular season.”
Asked Kobe at Sat. practice how the 6 guys being out w/injuries affect camp: “A lot. Guys aren’t on the floor that need to be on the floor.”
Sounds like Blake Griffin is a ticking time bomb. He's sick of the hard fouls and there's going to come a time when he retaliates.
Doc Rivers on Blake Griffin: "He gets hit with more cheap shots, I think, probably because I'm coaching him, than anyone in the league."
When Blake Griffin was asked if there's going to come a time when he's not going to show restraint, he said, "Yeah probably, probably,"
Blake Griffin said he considered taking scuffle w Booker further: ""I was going to and then thought, it's preseason, it's not worth it."
Blake Griffin on retaliating against Trevor Booker: "That’s not the person I want to waste it on.”
Blake Griffin on taking things further with Trevor Booker: "“I was going to, and then I thought, it’s preseason, it’s not worth it."
Clippers will not go winless in the preseason after rallying for a 101-97 victory over the Utah Jazz.
Final: Clippers 101, Jazz 97. Jamal Crawford and Spencer Hawes combine for 49 points, nearly half of the team's total points scored.
Clippers win their first preseason game, which doesn't mean much except in the morale standings.
FINAL: Clippers 101, Jazz 97.
Crawford for 3 and the Clippers are up by three with 18 secs left....stay tuned
Nice play. CP3 penetrates the paint, dishes it to Hawes, who gives it to Crawford for the 3-pointer.
Jamal Crawford makes a three pointer to put the Clippers up 98-95 with 18.5 seconds left.
Clippers 95, Jazz 95 with 31.1 seconds left in the game. Clippers ball. Regular season atmosphere at Staples Center.
Chris Paul makes a big three-pointer to put the Clippers up 95-94 with 41.7 seconds left.
The Clippers have a combined 44 points off the bench from Spencer Hawes and Jamal Crawford.
After three quarters: Clips 75, Utah 74. The quarter featured a Blake Griffin scuffle and a Jamal Crawford four-point play. Not bad, Clips.
Spencer Hawes makes a three. Clips take the lead, 75-74 with 2.3 seconds left in the third quarter.
Jamal Crawford was just fouled on a three pointer. Swish. The four-point play master did it again.
Could a rivalry be born .... in the preseason?!?!?!?
Booker is charged for a flagrant foul 1. Griffin, Chris Paul and Booker all get technical fouls.
Flagrant foul and technical charged to Booker. Technical on Blake Griffin. Technical on Chris Paul.
Flagrant foul I on Trevor Booker, technical fouls on Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and Booker.
Trevor Booker and Blake Griffin get into it after Booker fouls Griffin midair. Griffin grabbed back of Booker's head and raised his fist.
Trevor Booker fouled Blake Griffin has he went up for a dunk. Blake grabbed the back of Booker's head. Both had to be restrained.
Blake and Booker just got into a fight. Both of them had to be restrained by teammates.
Whoops. 7) Memphis. Between this and growing I've had a great night. Need an editor.
My Western Conference playoff teams: 1) Warriors, 2) Spurs, 3) Clippers, 4) Thunder, 5) Dallas, 6) Portland, 7) Portland, 8) Houston.
Clippers trail Utah Jazz, 47-46, at halftime but looking more like themselves for first time in preseason.
Chris Douglas-Roberts closed the second quarter w a three-pointer. The starting small forward has 5 pts, 1 reb and 1 asst in 15 mins.
Halftime: Jazz 47, Clippers 46. Blake Griffin has 11 pts on 5-for-7 shooting, Jamal Crawford and Spencer Hawes each have 10 pts.
The tall guys who just wiped up the sweat combine to make $22.9 million this season. And who says janitorial work doesn't pay?
Spencer's gifts include throwing and catching lobs.
This game desperately needs Arash Markazi chants from Section 114.
CP3 with a steal. He has seven assists so far, nearly as many as the entire Jazz team combined (9).
The Utah Jazz will not finish with the worst record in the West this season.
Jamal has nine points on 4-for-5 shooting in seven minutes...
Utah Jazz is going to finish with a better record than the Lakers.
Crawford is such a shot of energy from the bench. Doc Rivers said he could start anywhere, including here, but opts to come off the bench.
After one quarter: Jazz 22, Clippers 21. Blake Griffin leads all scorers with nine points on 4-for-6 shooting.
Clippers looking like they've finally improved on preseason average of 111 points allowed per game.
And before my last tweet about Blake Griffin scoring landed...he scored again.
Blake Griffin's jumper is working again for the third time in four preseason games.
Blake Griffin with a pretty step-back jumper. He's two-for-three so far.
Don't even know how to describe what Blake Griffin just did.
Blake Griffin with a jumper. He practiced those all summer and his form looks great. He's going to be tough to guard this year.
Doc Rivers says Clippers aren't giving any Knute Rockne speeches in preseason. Indeed, they've played like trying to win one for the Zipper.
That would be a groin injury. Duh.
Glen Davis slipped coming around a pick in practice when he suffered his growing injury.
Chris Douglas-Roberts starting at small forward tonight for Clippers, Joe ingles tomorrow.
Joe Ingles will start at small forward for the Clippers tomorrow. It will be small forward by committee until the opener.
Chris Douglas-Roberts will start at small forward for the Clippers tonight.
Glen "Big Baby" Davis is out with a right groin strain. He will be out until at least the season opener.
Glen Davis is out for Clippers with right groin strain. No timetable for return.
After Drake's three point attempt, the Lakers only have two more attempts the rest of the game.
The cover of the Lakers' media guide this season. http://t.co/HFlKwynb11
Only two NBA teams last season were in Byron's range of 12-15 3-pointers per game: New Orleans (15.9) and Memphis (14). No team shot fewer.
Last quote was from Byron, by the way, as he joked that Lakers were signing Madsen to 10-day contract.
Lakers star today was Mark Madsen in 1v1s: "He's whupping everybody else over there he might as well just jump out and play a little bit."