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Clippers earn 1st win in Cleveland since 2002

Clippers earn 1st win in Cleveland since 2002

ESPN.com nba.com Updated Mar 1, 2013
Jamal Crawford scored 24 points, making a pair of 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, and Chris Paul had 15 assists as the Clippers ran away in the final period and beat the Cavaliers 105-89 on Friday night for their first win in Cleveland since 2002.
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  • Spurs' Parker leaves game vs. Kings with leg injury

    Spurs' Parker leaves game vs. Kings with leg injury

    nba.com Mar 1, 2013
    SAN ANTONIO -- Tony Parker has been helped off the court during the Spurs game against Sacramento with a left ankle sprain. No further details are available.
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  • Sacramento decides to waive veteran Brooks

    Sacramento decides to waive veteran Brooks

    ESPN.com Mar 1, 2013
    The Sacramento Kings have waived guard Aaron Brooks.
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  • Sacramento Kings cut guard Brooks

    Sacramento Kings cut guard Brooks

    nba.com Mar 1, 2013
    The Sacramento Kings have waived guard Aaron Brooks.
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  • James, Bryant named Kia Players of Month

    James, Bryant named Kia Players of Month

    nba.com Mar 1, 2013
    The Miami Heat's LeBron James and the Los Angele Lakers' Kobe Bryant today were named the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month, respectively, for games played in February.
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  • Here, Have This Blake Griffin Subway Coupon That Expires Feb. 2…

    Here, Have This Blake Griffin Subway Coupon That Expires Feb. 29

    deadspin.com Mar 1, 2013
    Fox Sports West, which broadcasts Clippers games, has a promotion deal with Subway. Any time Blake Griffin goes for a double-double, you can print out a coupon to get double the meat on your sandwiches the next day. Griffin sprung for 18 and 14 against …
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  • Laid off under odd circumstances after 26 years with the team, …

    Laid off under odd circumstances after 26 years with the team, a former Lakers employee now runs a food truck

    yahoo.com Mar 1, 2013
    It remains an underreported story, especially in the wake of the Los Angeles Lakers breaking (or even demolishing) the bank in terms of player payroll this season. In anticipation of a long lockout in 2011, the team fired off almost 20 longtime staff me…
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  • We Reminisce: Chris Webber’s 51-Point, 26-Rebound Demolition

    We Reminisce: Chris Webber’s 51-Point, 26-Rebound Demolition

    dimemag.com Mar 1, 2013
    We’ve seen some gaudy performances fron NBA big men over the last few days. Last night Joakim Noah went berserk with a 23-point, 21, rebound, 11-block game against Philly, and on Wednesday night Tyson Chandler had 16 points and 28 boards in “The Steph
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  • Blake Griffin Dunks Right Through 6-11 Ian Mahinmi With His Off…

    Blake Griffin Dunks Right Through 6-11 Ian Mahinmi With His Off Hand

    dimemag.com Mar 1, 2013
    Blake Griffin has been on quite a tear these last few weeks, seemingly unloading some vicious dunk (or two) on some opposing player almost every single night. Last night in Indiana kept true to the schedule, with Blake detonating a lefty dunk on the Pac…
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  • Chris Paul Drops Paul George With a Nasty Crossover and Spin

    Chris Paul Drops Paul George With a Nasty Crossover and Spin

    dimemag.com Mar 1, 2013
    Chris Paul was a monster in the Clippers’ win over the Pacers in Indiana last night. Aside from scoring the final eight points of the game for the Clippers (of his 29 total), he also dropped eight dimes and a Paul George. Watch CP3 hit George with a ser
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  • "Change This Face. Be Happy. Enjoy!" Says Ricky Rubio…

    "Change This Face. Be Happy. Enjoy!" Says Ricky Rubio To A Bummed Out Alexey Shved

    deadspin.com Mar 1, 2013
    Man, why can't we live in a world where Ricky Rubio magically appears whenever we're having a bad day and tells us to turn our frowns upside down? Spilled coffee on your new shirt? Poof! There's Ricky reminding you that sea otters hold hands when they s…
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  • Kobe Bryant dunks on Nikola Pekovic, but their fates turned aft…

    Kobe Bryant dunks on Nikola Pekovic, but their fates turned after the game (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Mar 1, 2013
    The Los Angeles Lakers rolled over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night, dominating the visitors 116-94 to bring themselves within two games of the Houston Rockets for the final playoff spot in the West. They've now one four of their last five g…
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  • For Miami Shooters, February Was the Hottest Month

    For Miami Shooters, February Was the Hottest Month

    nytimes.com Mar 1, 2013
    The Heat’s effective field goal percentage in February was 57.1 percent, the best mark since the Suns effectively shot 57.4 percent in March 2008 after adjusting for 3-pointers.
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  • Kobe ‘Dominates’ The Timberwolves; Chris Paul Dices Up A Vaunte…

    Kobe ‘Dominates’ The Timberwolves; Chris Paul Dices Up A Vaunted Defense

    dimemag.com Mar 1, 2013
    Now this is more of what we expected of L.A. basketball this season. In the Midwest, the Pacers could have filed a claim with Cliff Paul for the damage point god Chris Paul did to their defense in the fourth quarter of the Clippers’ road win. Out West,
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  • Lakers top Wolves, inch closer to West's top 8

    Lakers top Wolves, inch closer to West's top 8

    ESPN.com Mar 1, 2013
    Kobe Bryant scored 33 points and Antawn Jamison added 17 in the Los Angeles Lakers' 21st consecutive victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves, 116-94 on Thursday night.
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  • Paul scores 29 as Clippers cool off Hibbert-less Pacers

    Paul scores 29 as Clippers cool off Hibbert-less Pacers

    CNNSI.com Mar 1, 2013
    Paul scores 29 as Clippers cool off Hibbert-less Pacers
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  • Best B.S.: Blake Griffin and Bill Simmons

    Best B.S.: Blake Griffin and Bill Simmons

    grantland.com Mar 1, 2013
    Blake Griffin discusses his current role on the Clippers, how he felt about the James Harden trade, and the Clippers' chances of winning a championshi...
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  • Video - Clippers Crush Cavs, 105-89 01:22

    Clippers Crush Cavs, 105-89

    Mar 1
    Clippers earn first win in Cleveland since 2002.
  • Video - ATH Showdown 04:02

    ATH Showdown

    Mar 1
    Kevin Blackistone and Jemele Hill faceoff in the Around The Horn Showdown.
  • Video - More Dangerous LA Team In Playoffs 05:37

    More Dangerous LA Team In Playoffs

    Mar 1
    Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless debate whether the Lakers or the Clippers are the more dangerous team to face in the playoffs.
  • Video - Pierce, Celtics Pace Past Warriors 01:22

    Pierce, Celtics Pace Past Warriors

    Mar 1
    Paul Pierce scores 26 points and the Celtics hand the Warriors their third straight loss.

Sports Columnists

  • Lou Amundson to sign 10-day contract with Chicago Bulls

    Mar 1
    Former Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Lou Amundson will sign a 10-day contract with the Chicago Bulls, according to his agent, Mark Bartelstein.
  • Lou Amundson signs 10-day contract with Chicago Bulls

    Mar 1
    Former Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Lou Amundson signed a 10-day contract with the Chicago Bulls.
  • Andrew Bynum of Philadelphia 76ers suffers another setback after practicin…

    Mar 1
    Andrew Bynum doesn't want to play in pain. After yet another setback in his recovery from knee injuries, there's dwindling hope of him playing at all for the Philadelphia 76ers this season.
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    Mar 1
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