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DeAndre Jordan on Austin Rivers-Matt Barnes silliness: "I wouldn't go at Matt like that because Matt, he doesn't know how to stop."
DeAndre Jordan said Ekpe Udoh was "the greatest locker-room guy I've ever been around. He motivates guys."
Jeanie on Hot Rod: “We’re saddened by his passing, and send our condolences to his family.”
Jeanie Buss says Hot Rod Hundley “was a colorful player and man, and an important member of the early Lakers teams in the 1960s.”
No champagne in the Clippers locker room tonight but I have lots of suggestions if they ever want to pop any.
Robert Sacre, back in Canada, still laments the Grizzlies' move from his hometown (Vancouver): "Let's call it what it is: It was robbery."
Final: Raptors 94, Lakers 83. LAL shot just 34.5% as a team, and couldn't take advantage of an edge on the glass.
Wes Johnson misses the three and seals the victory for the Raptors.
The Raptors fans are going nuts for Bruno Caboclo … like, cheering twice as loud as for anything all night. They lead 94-79 w/1:23 left.
Lou Williams scores on and off the court. If you don't know what I'm referring to, Google is your friend.
Tyler Hansbrough with a flagrant one as Tarik Black heads to the line.
It'll be a flagrant 1 on Hansbrough, who didn't make a play on the ball. Black got up quick, but calmed down immediately. All under control.
Same look Tyler Hansbrough had after giving Tarik Black a hard foul. http://t.co/HOWQrCB92u
Refs are reviewing a possible flagrant foul on Tyler Hansbrough, who unnecessarily pulled Tarik Black down from behind.
FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!
Raptors are on a 13-2 run in the last seven minutes as Lakers trail 91-74 with 3:00 remaining in the game.
Lin faded after a strong start, shooting just 4 for 13, the same as Ellington (23 combined points). Johnson's 2 for 11, Kelly 3 for 8.
Ryan Kelly continues to struggle, but I am excited about how his beard will develop in the final 11 games.
Midway through 4, Lakers trail 88-72 as Jeremy Lin has 14 points.
Wes Johnson comes into the game and immediately takes a shot that hits the side of the backboard. Lolz.
A 10-0 run for the Raptors pushed the home team's lead to 88-72 with 5:16 left in the contest. James Johnson up to 18 bench points.
Wes Johnson enters with 6:04 remaining. Do what you have to do.
Nelens Noel had a career-high 30 points for 76ers.
FINAL: Clippers 119, Sixers 98. The Clippers clinch a playoff berth for a fourth straight season, first time in franchise history.
Clippers clinch playoff spot with 119-98 win over the 76ers.
Clippers beat the 76ers, 119-98, for their sixth consecutive victory and fourth straight playoff berth.
Ekpe Udoh breakout party.
Spencer Hawes needs three points and two rebounds to record what would be his first double-double as a Clipper. He has 2:01 to get it.
The first DeRozan FG comes at the 8:50 mark, and it put the Raptors up 10 early in the 4th Q. He also has a game-high 7 assists.
NICE BLOCK, JEREMY LIN.
James Johnson has been a big difference maker for Toronto tonight. He's 6 for 8 for 15 bench points w/4 boards, 3 dimes and a steal.
Jeremy Lin with another strong performance in his third consecutive start with 14 points and four assists.
Clippers are three minutes away from clinching a playoff berth.
DeMar DeRozan did have 1 other game this season in which he didn't make a field goal: 1/19 vs. Milwaukee (0 for 9). He's 0 for 6 tonight.
Lakers actually had a 10-point lead, but now trail by 10. Makes sense.
76ers back within 23 points. If they can shave about 6 or 7 more off we might see the Clippers starters again.
A corner 3 from Williams gave TOR its biggest lead of the night, until a bad foul by DeRozan w/2 sec. left gave LAL 2 FT's. 71-66 after 3.
Lou Williams with the three as Raptors lead 71-64 with 2.1 in third.
"No field goals, no field goals, no field goals" - Drake on DeMar DeRozan who has missed all of his attempts.
Clippers second unit suddenly balling, restores lead to 111-79 over 76ers. Lots of fans calling it a night.
DeRozan is 0 for 6 w/1:40 left in the 3rd, but TOR holds a 68-64 lead; Valanciunas has 19 and James Johnson 11. Clarkson/Lin both have 12.
Wayne Ellington with the jumper as Lakers trail 68-64 with 1:53 in third.
Robert Sacre with a push in the back and complains to the ref. On the bench, Carlos Boozer proudly smiles.
Struggle so real in Lakers studio http://t.co/Ybmoe7DfzP
"This is fun to watch" - No One.
Jonas Valanciunas' elbow slammed onto the floor and now, mine hurts.
Clippers start fourth quarter with lineup of Spencer Hawes, Hedo Turkoglu, Austin Rivers, Glen Davis and Jordan Hamilton.
Toronto took a 61-57 lead on a 3 from Vasquez, capping a quick 7-0 Raptors run. Valanciunas leads 'em with 17 points on 7 of 11 FG's.
Midway through 3, Lakers trail 61-57 as Jordan Clarkson has 12 points.
Clippers go into fourth quarter with a 94-68 lead over 76ers.
Terrence Ross has 10 points in the quarter, but Raptors only lead by one.
Will Clippers' lead over 76ers, now at 26 points, be enough to rest starters for all of fourth quarter?
After starting the game 0 for 3, Terrence Ross hit shots on 3 straight possessions, including 2 triples. Kelly's 1st 3 answered: LAL up 3.
DeAndre Jordan makes one of two free throws to extend Clippers' lead to 93-67 with 1:31 left in third quarter.
R. KELLY BELIEVES HE CAN FLY.
STOP HACKING DEANDRE JORDAN ON BEHALF OF ALL MANKIND.
Well, two minutes into the second half, both teams refuse to score as Lakers still lead 50-46.
Jordan Hamilton said he would be checking for updates of little brother Isaac during UCLA-Gonzaga but not sure he wants them.
The crowds at MSG and Wells Fargo Center have thoroughly enjoyed DeAndre Jordan's dunks.
Clippers back up relatively comfortably again, holding an 88-66 lead over 76ers.
76ers have pulled to within 73-62 after Richard Mbah a Moute makes a three-pointer.
Matt Barnes alert
LAL takes a 48-46 lead into halftime behind 10 points apiece from Clarkson and Lin, despite shooting just 39%. They held a 27-17 glass edge.
Wes Johnson was wide open for a three, but Jordan Clarkson drove to the basket instead. Smart decision.
Jeremy Lin and Ed Davis have more chemistry than Drake and Rihanna.
Apparently Draymond Green has started a "Cool Story, Glenn" line of T-shirts. Seriously.
Jordan Clarkson just joined Jeremy Lin in double figures with a transition hoop. LAL lead 46-44 after Johnson added a jumper.
The Clippers, who led by as much as 19 points over the 76ers, only take an eight-point lead to half, 62-54.
I wanted the Lakers to sign James Johnson in 2013, but instead, they signed Wes Johnson. Twice.
DeMar DeRozan is 0 for 4 (2 for 4 at the line) for Toronto, who are missing All-Star PG Kyle Lowry (back). LAL lead 38-36 at 4:33 o/t 2nd.
Midway through 2, Lakers lead 36-34 after Robert Shaqcre's dunk.
ROBERT SACRE WITH NO REGARD FOR HUMAN LIFE.
When games aren't entertaining like this one, I just watch Robert Sacre.
A guy just hit a halfcourt shot at the Sixers game. His prize? Season tickets for next season. Hey, you win some, you lose some.
I've been impressed with Tarik Black this entire season. He's definitely earned the right to wear D.J. Mbenga's old number (28).
Halftime: Clippers 62, Sixers 54. The Clippers were up by as many as 19 in the first half.
Robert Sacre heads to the bench, but played some quality minutes there. 25 percent shooting and one turnover.
That would have been goaltending on Matt Barnes if this were the NCAA tournament.
Blake Griffin foul will allow 76ers to potentially cut this thing to single digits.
76ers are Not The Knicks, apparently.
76ers are holding fan appreciation night Monday against Lakers. Sort of like every football team scheduling patsies for homecoming.