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April 30, 2015 Updates
April 29, 2015 Updates

Doc Rivers said there were many reasons the Los Angeles Clippers lost to the San Antonio Spurs 111-107 on Tuesday to fall behind 3-2 in the first-round series, but he said some of the "brutal calls" by officials were a factor. "I don't complain much," Rivers said. "I thought we got some really tough calls tonight, some brutal calls. The travel on Blake [Griffin], the goaltend on Matt [Barnes], which wasn't a goaltend. You think about the playoffs, and they're single-possession games. Those possessions, those were crucial. J.J. [Redick] 's foul that got him out, J.J. didn't touch anyone. It's not why we lost, but those were big plays for us." ESPN.com

Another potential prize summer target for the Mavs: Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, who multiple sources say has made it clear through back channels that he will be extremely interested in coming to Dallas. Signing the 26-year-old Jordan, a dominant physical force who led the league in rebounding and field-goal percentage this season, would mean letting the 32-year-old Chandler leave again after another one-season stint with the Mavs. ESPN.com

Jordan had gone to the basket, looking for either the alley-oop or chance for an offensive rebound. But instead, he tipped in the ball while it was clearly still over the cylinder, voiding the bucket. The mistake cleared the path for the Spurs to get the win and take a 3-2 series lead. “I was just trying to make a play on the ball, but it ended up being a dumb play,” said Jordan, who admitted touching the ball. Even Clipper coach Doc Rivers said he thought it was the right call. NBCSports.com

April 28, 2015 Updates
April 27, 2015 Updates

Matt Barnes: Not a knock on Jr cause he's the homie, but I get 1game for pushing someone! Let me take a swing w/a closed fist. NBA picks & chooses #joke We both have a history, so come up with another excuse!! Dnt get me wrong I wanna see Jr help his team, specially considering it's the playoffs. I'm using him as an example its not directed at him Twitter @Matt_Barnes22

The difference between a Clippers debilitating loss or an inspiring win in their 2-2 first-round series to San Antonio traces to one thing. With Rivers calling the Clippers and Spurs “evenly matched” and describing his opponent as “really fundamentally sound,” he and his players echoed after Monday’s practice that urgency will play the main factor in determining the outcome of Game 5 on Tuesday at Staples Center. “You have to be ready to play and ready to sustain play in this series,” Rivers said at the Clippers’ practice faciltiy in Playa Vista. “Even in the middle of a game, you can’t take a break. When you take a break, they make a run. When they take a break, we make a run.” Los Angeles Daily News

Exactly a year after Deadspin first published the complete tapes of Donald Sterling’s conversation with V. Stiviano that would eventually result in him being banned for life from the NBA, Stiviano wished Sterling a heartfelt ‘happy birthday’ in a long Instagram post. For The Win

When Doc Rivers walked into the locker room, the scene stopped him. Chris Paul called on the Clippers to congratulate the young guard responsible for saving the season and present him the game ball. Everyone clapped. Everyone let out a long, loud cheer for Austin Rivers. "For a moment, for a half second maybe, I became a dad in there," Doc Rivers told Yahoo Sports later on Sunday at the AT&T Center. The tears welled in his eyes, but he quickly wiped them away and stiffened in the concrete corridor. Yahoo! Sports


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


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