From the NBA: NEW YORK, Feb. 18, 2009 – Zach Randolph of the Los Angeles Clippers has been suspended two games without pay for striking Louis Amundson of the Phoenix Suns in the face, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations. The incident, in which R[...]
One of the maxims of NBA basketball is that no matter how heated things get on the court, punches never find their intended target. Players dance around, jaw at one another, but relative peace prevails. Tonight, Zach Randolph flouts that unwritten law, and connects with a left-handed jab to Louis A[...]
Michael Lewis’ piece from the Sunday New York Times on Shane Battier and the Rockets has made the rounds, but I wanted to zero in on a particularly insightful morsel buried deep in the article: I spent the second half with Sam Hinkie, the vice president of basketball operations and the head of[...]
Scores have been corrected during regulation summary. One of the hazards of playing a team like New York or Golden State is that gluttonous chuckers treat the game like an all-you-can-shoot buffet, launching unconscionable jumpers with :19 left on the shot clock. For much of the night, the Clippers[...]
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — While it’s always frustrating when a game isn’t televised in Los Angeles, rest assured that those of you without League Pass missed one of the least telegenic games of the season. Those low double-teams that fueled the Clippers’ ball movement in Atlanta on S[...]
ATLANTA — Ball movement is a beautiful thing. That Spalding moves faster than a human being, faster than even Josh Smith. When it goes into the right player in the right place at the right moment, it can produce miracles. To wit: The Clippers generate 38 assists on 49 field goals tonight.[...]
“This is borderline embarrassing” –- Ralph Lawler [2nd, 6:25] Want to watch something truly embarrassing? Take a look at Baron Davis and Marcus Camby defend a high screen by Rashard Lewis at the top of the arc: [2nd, 0:40] In the pantheon of NBA power forwards, Lewis isn’t exactly a bruiser. [...]
You want the long view or the short one? Let’s start with the big picture. Zach Randolph returns for the Clippers tonight. For the first time in weeks, the team manages to put a lineup of Baron Davis, Eric Gordon, Al Thornton, Randolph, and Marcus Camby on the floor for a few abbreviated stret[...]
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