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V-Ice » 12/14/17 » 2:59pm
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12/15/17 » 11:27pm
#27 - LA Clippers @ Washington Wizards
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12/15/17 » 10:00pm
NBA League Pass Free Preview 1/18/16 thru 1/24/16
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12/15/17 » 3:42pm
The NFL Network suspends 3 and ESPN suspends 2 for sexual harrassment.
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12/15/17 » 12:01pm
#26 - LA Clippers @ Orlando Magic
JGlanton » 12/13/17 » 11:13am
27 SamIAm19
12/15/17 » 7:49am
LATimes Clipper News
Clippers take cautious approach with Milos Teodosic

The Clippers prefer to be safe with Milos Teodosic in his return from a foot injury that sidelined him almost two months.

Perhaps he could have played Friday night against the Washington Wizards at the Capital One Arena, but the Clippers decided hold him out until Saturday night’s game at Miami.

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Five Takeaways: The Clippers fall in Washington
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Jawun Evans’ Heroics Can’t Lift Clippers, Who Lose 91-100

The short-handed Clippers had to once again get creative with their lineup, including playing many of their rookies. Jawun Evans stole the show, but the Wizard eventually evened the season’s series.

The Clippers ended up using an unconventional lineup to start the game, even for this ever-shorthanded Clippers team. Milos Teodosic, who had just come back to the lineup from injury, ended up being a late scratch, sitting out for “rest.”

Doc Rivers said Milos Teodosic will not play tonight vs Wizards because they don’t want him playing in back to back games yet. Milos will play vs Miami Saturday night

— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) December 15, 2017

In his place, Sindarius Thornwell got the start, along with Jamil Wilson, Wes Johnson, Lou Williams, and DeAndre Jordan.

1st Quarter

The game started slowly for both teams: The Wizards had committed 5 team fouls by the 8:00 mark of the game, putting the Clippers in the bonus. And the Clippers likewise provided the Wizards the bonus by the end of the first quarter.

The only excitement in the first quarter was prompted by Lou Williams, who served up a nice lob to DeAndre Jordan. Watch:



#PrimeTicket pic.twitter.com/n1h2cV2M07

— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) December 16, 2017

The Clippers ended the quarter down seven (25-18), barely escaping a double-digit deficit with the help of a C.J. Williams three pointer as time expired. Williams led the team in scoring with five, in the first quarter. Mike Scott and Bradley Beal led the Wizards in scoring with five a piece.

2nd Quarter

The second quarter began just as the first ended — with a C.J. Williams three pointer. The next four minutes, however, were scoreless for the Clippers. Dekker missed two shots, Wes Johnson missed a three, and Willie Reed missed two free throws (among other things but you get the point).

Meanwhile, the Wizards’ second unit kept pushing, expanding the lead to 16 at the 7:13 mark, prompting a Doc Rivers timeout. At this point, the Clippers were shooting about 30% and the Wizards were just under 50%.

Mike Scott still collecting buckets just because they are there.

Scott's up to 10 points (4 for 4) and #Wizards lead 37-21 at the 7:13 mark

— Candace Buckner (@CandaceDBuckner) December 16, 2017

After the time out, Doc brought the starters back in, who brought some quick relief: Lou Williams hit a shot, while Jamil Wilson knocked down a three pointer.

Jawun Evan stood out this quarter, as he would from here on. He had two nice steals and hit a few shots, including a three point shot.

But, by end of the second quarter, the Clippers’ FG% was up to 40% — eclipsing the Wizards’ percentage. As of half time, the Clippers were also out pacing the Wizards in free throws (10/18 to 9/14) and from behind the arc (5/11 to 3/15).

Nonetheless, the Clippers still found themselves down by five points (43-48). This, in part, had to do with the Clippers turning the ball over 13 times to the Wizards’ seven.

3rd Quarter

I would say that the third quarter started slow, but that would not be quite right: Both teams were indeed moving quickly and the pace was aggressive, yet it didn’t seem like anyone hit a shot for the first 6 minutes (sarcasm, of course).

The Wizards increased their lead to 12 by the 6:00 mark, but the Clippers, for the most part, held their lead to single-digits through the first half of the 3rd quarter.

The quarter ended with the Wizards leading by 11 (75-64). As of the end of the third quarter, Mike Scott (22 pts.) and Bradley Beal (15 pts., 10 rbs.) continued to lead Washington.

4th Quarter

Brice Johnson started the fourth quarter, along with Harrell, Evans, Dekker, and C.J. Williams. Harrell, the biggest scoring threat of that lineup, hit the Clippers’ first two baskets. Meanwhile, the Wizards second unit hit too few shots to maintain the 11 point lead.

After Evans scored and assisted on two straight possessions, Scott Brooks asked for a timeout, his team only up 5 with 8:40 left in the game. But the timeout didn’t seem to fix much, as Jawun Evans immediately forced a turnover, got a basket, and then the Clippers got another steal, leading to Harrell free throws, cutting the lead to two.

A few minutes later, Evans would tie the game at 79 with 6:52 left in the game.

But, after another time out, the Clippers’ momentum began to fade. Or, one could say, John Wall and the Wizards finally woke up. By 1:50 to play, it was Doc Rivers who was calling timeout to stop a run, as the Clippers were down 12 and running out of time to rebound once again.

The Clippers could not respond, and lost the game by nine (91-100). Jawun Evans finished with a career high 15 points and ended up planing an exciting 40 minutes.

On a non-basketball related note, the Clippers took advantage of their time in the Nation’s capitol by visiting the new National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). The players enjoyed their visit, according to the Fox Sports broadcast. And, if they made it to the sports portion of the museum, they got to see a video of the Clippers from 2014 during the Donal Sterling debacle.

Here is a video (of the video) I took while I was in D.C. myself:

LATimes Clipper News
Wizards' John Wall helps holds off the Clippers 100-91

Mike Scott tied a season-high with 22 points while Bradley Beal added 20 as the Washington Wizards held off the Clippers 100-91 on Friday night.

Scott scored 10 points in the third quarter, hitting four of his five shots from the field. Scott, who averages 8.4 points per game, made nine of 10 from...

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Game Preview: Clippers vs. Wizards
One of the most unique endings to an NBA game this season happened last Saturday, when the Clippers narrowly defeated the Wizards at STAPLES Center, 113-112.
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Game Thread: Clippers at Wizards

Can the Clippers sweep the Wizards? Will they get to four wins in a row?

Comments below. Go Clippers!

LATimes Clipper News
Clippers guard Milos Teodosic not likely to play against Wizards tonight

Clippers coach Doc Rivers said “most likely no” when asked if Milos Teodosic would be suiting up for the Friday night’s game against the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena.

Teodosic has played in the last two games after missing the previous 22 recovering from a plantar fascia injury to his...

Clips Nation
Game Preview: Clippers go to Washington

The Wizards get a chance to get even with the Clippers, who devastated Washington with late game heroics just six days ago. Can the Clippers finish the sweep?

The LA Clippers started their current three game winning steak against the very team against whom they could make it four. Last Saturday, the Clippers put the Wizards away with the help of two huge three point shots by Austin Rivers and Lou Williams.

After Williams’ three-pointer, which left 1.2 seconds on the clock, the Clippers were able to fend off two chances by the Wizards to steal a win (how did the Wizards get two chances in 1.2 seconds? I am still not entirely sure, but it had something to do with a clock malfunction).

Because this game comes so near to their last meet up, one would be inclined the say that the dynamics should be fairly similar — save for the flipping of home court advantage — but there will in fact be a few key personnel differences in this game: Milos Teodosic will be back in the lineup, while Austin Rivers, one of the aforementioned heros of game 1, will be out with a concussion and Gallinari will miss the show as well. As for the Wizards, they will have John Wall back in their lineup.

L.A. CLIPPERS INJURY UPDATE - 12/15 at WASHINGTON WIZARDS:

OUT: Patrick Beverley (right knee surgery)
OUT: Danilo Gallinari (left glute contusion)
OUT: Blake Griffin (left MCL sprain)
OUT: Austin Rivers (concussion)

— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) December 15, 2017

With Gallinari’s absence, the Clippers will hope to see Sam Dekker build on his nice game against the Magic on Wednesday. Taylor Smith, of ClipsNation, summarized Dekker’s game well in our most recent recap:

Not for nothing, the Clippers also got a good effort out of Sam Dekker, who had struggled tremendously all season. Dekker scored 12 points and grabbed four rebounds in 26 minutes off the bench. He played with confidence, too, which is something we haven’t seen from him since he came over from Houston last summer. Hopefully this was a game to build on for the youngster.

The Wizards are also coming off a win, beating the Grizzlies by 6 at home on Wednesday. Check out the NBA’s recap of their recent win:

One last note: This game will be an early one for California viewers, with a 4pm tip off. The game can be viewed on Prime Ticket.

LATimes Clipper News
Milos Teodosic feeling better, likes how Clippers are playing

Milos Teodosic stood outside the Clippers’ locker room late Wednesday night talking to friends and well-wishers, and signing autographs.

He saw reporters approaching and pretended to run away, laughing, enjoying the moment.

He wanted to avoid talking about how his game and body have been progressing...

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Clippers! C.J. Williams has traveled a long path to get here

Hi, my name is Broderick Turner, and welcome back to the Los Angeles Times’ Clippers newsletter.

He has gone to immeasurable lengths to turn his childhood dream into a reality and to hopefully find job security in the NBA with the Clippers.

And at times that has meant criss-crossing the United...