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The Clippers fall for the first time out of season @ Detroit

The Clippers fall for the first time out of season @ Detroit

The Clippers lost their third game of the season, losing to the Pistons 108-97. The Californians were offensive and leading up until the 4th quarter but the Pistons ended up winning. Blake Griffin (24 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists) and J.J Redick (24 points, 3 rebounds, 1 pass) finish best scorers of the team. In front, Detroit was more effective (52.2% on shots against 47.9% for Clippers, 47.4% at 3 points against 33.3%).


The start of the match is clearly to the advantage of the Pistons who lead in mid-first quarter 25-11 and pocketed 35-23. On two shots of Chris Paul, the Clippers return to 8 points 49-41 in the second (22-25), but the Pistons are still ahead at pause 57-48.

The Clipper will return to the score after the break (32-25), although the Pistons recover 18 points in the first minutes of the third quarter. J.J Redick scores 10 points in the last moments of the period, and the Clippers are only two points at the start of the last quarter 82-80. The Clippers pass 84-82 in the latter by scoring the first 4 points, but the Pistons will eventually regain the lead and then widen the gap until the end of the fourth quarter (26-17). The Clippers fall for the first time out of season.

With 14 wins and three defeats, the Clippers lose 1 place to the West in favor of Golden State which takes the lead. The Clippers continue their road trip with a stop at the Indiana Pacers on Sunday, November 27th.


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Clippers win against the Kings

Clippers win against the Kings

The Clippers dominated the Kings throughout the game (52.6% shootout success against 44.2% for Sacrameno, 70% in the first period), despite a return of the premises at the end of the match. From the side of Sacramento, DeMarcus Cousins ​​achieves a big performance with 38 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists. Blake Griffin (29 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists), JJ Redick (26 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists), DeAndre Jordan (16 points, 12 rebounds) and Luc Mbah a Moute, Always valuable in defense (7 points, 1 rebound, 1 pass).


The Clippers made the match easy from the start, winning in the first quarter-time 40-24. They confirm their lead in the second by pocketing 33-30 and have 19 points ahead at break 73-54.


In the second half, the Kings returned to 12 points in the middle of the third quarter 88-76. But the Clippers respond with a 10-0 that gives them air again. Both teams scored 31 points in this period and the Clippers retain 19 points at the start of the last 104-85. Twelve last minutes in which Sacramento believes and is gradually getting back (30-17), so much so that on two shots of Barnes, the premises are only 2 points of the Clippers 117-115 on a big series (30-13). Finally, in the final two minutes, the Kings will not score any more due to several misses and losses of ball, contrary to the Clippers who master the money time with a Jordan dunk, and 2 shots of Chris Paul.

The first Clippers in the West (11 wins, 2 defeats) will receive the Bulls tonight at the Staples Center.


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The Clippers lose at home against Memphis

The Clippers lose at home against Memphis

The Clippers were surprised at home by Memphis, which ended a series of 7 victories of the Californians. Despite a big performance by JJ Redick (29 points, including 22 after the break) and Blake Griffin (25 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists), facing the Grizzlies were able to count on a big attack (48.8% success against 45.7% For the Clippers) with Conley scoring 30 points for 5 rebounds and 8 assists, and Marc Gasol with 26 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists.


The Clippers start the game well by picking the first quarter 28-26, but lack efficiency in the second, unlike previous encounters. The Grizzlies take off on a 35-18 and are leading at halftime 61-46.

At the back of the locker room, JJ Redick began the climb of the Clippers by scoring 13 points including 4 shots at 3 points. Revenged to 6 points, the locals face a new offensive from the Grizzlies who pass a 10-0. Fortunately, Redick is still there and the Clippers pocket the third quarter-time 30-22, to be only 7 points late at the start of the last 76-83. In the money time, the substitutes do the job and with the address of Redick to 3 points, the Clippers go back in front 101-100 to 3’30 of the term. Each team takes turns advantage and the Clippers lead 107-105 in the last minute thanks to Chris Paul. A period that will turn to the advantage of the Gizzlies, who put on a free throw, then a 3 points by Gasol to 14 seconds of the buzzer. The Clippers lose their last possessions and Conley completes the game on two free throws that give the victory to Memphis 107-111.

Despite this, the Clippers remain 1st in the West (10 victories, 2 home losses). Next meeting Friday, November 18 at the Sacramento Kings.


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Another win @ Timberwolves 119-105

Another win @ Timberwolves 119-105

The Clippers continue to shine, with a great Luc Mbah a Moute, once again had a superb game. Doc Rivers said at the end of the meeting: « At the moment there is no better defender in the league than Luc. What he does… And besides when you have him and DJ (Jordan) together, it makes our defense special. Then the fact that it also scores is the icing on the cake.  » Indeed, in addition to his defense on Andrew Wiggins, limited to 8/24 shooting, Luc scored 15 points to 6/8. Chris Paul added, « He’s a unique player, and we could not do what we do without him. » This performance allowed the team to win a sixth consecutive victory, with a shooting success at 52.6% against 44.9% for the Wolves. Blake Griffin reached 20 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, DeAndre Jordan 18 points, 16 rebounds. JJ Redick adds 18 points, Chris Paul 19.

The Californians still started the game very well, picking up the first quarter-time 34-21. In the second, the Wolves restarted and returned tied 43-43 after a good sequence on their part (22-9). But the Clippers understood the message and realized in 4 minutes a 17-8 which replaces them at the break 60-51.


In the second period, the Clippers kept their opponent at a distance and widened the gap at the end of the period (28-22). At the start of the last quarter, they lead 88-73, 15 points ahead. A good control of the ball during the last twelve minutes (31-32) to win for the 9th time of the season for a single defeat.

First in the West, the Clippers come home Monday to host the Nets of Brooklyn.

Great Win @ OKC

Great Win @ OKC

The Clippers also made a great match, winning on the floor of the Thunder. Unbeaten in their 4 trips, the Californians are the only ones in the lead in the West with a record of 8 victories for 1 defeat. At OKC, it was a tough battle to get a victory at the end of the game (45.3% success on the shots against 43.2% for the Thunder, 45 rebounds on each side). (25 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists), Chris Paul adds 17 points, 6 rebounds, 10 assists, Jamal Crawford 19 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds. Luc Mbah has Moute in the 5, played 31 min, for 7 points, 6 rebounds, 2 interceptions. Opponent, the Thunder was able to count on 29 points, 14 rebounds, and 9 assists from Russell Westbrook.


After a complicated first quarter (22.7% of shooting success) during which OKC took control of the match (24-16), the Clippers took second place (34-26). On a 3 points JJ Redick, both teams are tied 45-45, then 50-50 at the break.


The Clippers attack the third quarter on an 8-1, and take the lead until the end of period 32-24. At the beginning of the last, Luc and his are in front of 82-74. The end of the game is exciting, OKC re-joining 102-102 on a 3-point Westbrook 2 minutes from the buzzer. The Clippers take the lead on a Jordan dunk and a Crawford 3-point (109-104). At 11 seconds, Westbrook between 2 free throws (108-109), before Jamal Crawford transforms 1 out of 2. Russell Westbrook tries a final 3 points that misses, thus giving the narrow victory to the Clippers 108-110 !

The Clippers remain first in the West, with the best start of their 8-1 history! Next math this evening at the Wolves.

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Another Win against the Blazers

Another Win against the Blazers

We do not stop the Clippers who realize a beginning of madness season, with this seventh victory in eight encounters. The physiognomy of the match is the same as the previous ones, with a first half crushing the opponent (62-31). Thanks to his good defense with Luc Mbah a Moute in the 5 (23 minutes of play, 5 rebounds, 3 points) and points against (17 points to 2 in turnovers), the Clippers also count on a good success on shots 43.7% compared to 35.2% for Portland). Blake Griffin scores 22 points with 13 rebounds and 5 assists, Chris Paul 19 points, 4 rebounds, 7 assists, DeAndre Jordan 16 points, 9 rebounds, 1 pass. In front, only Shabazz Napier crossed the 10-point mark.

The Californians started the game on a 26-10, before winning the first quarter with already 20 points 36-16! They chain the second on a 14-2 to win 25-16, widening the gap at the break of 29 points 61-32.

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In the second period, the Clippers are up to 48 points 93-45, thanks to a third quarter as mastered as the others (32-18). They then leave a few crumbs to the Blazers (30-18) in the last twelve minutes, and finish the game with a win 111-80.

The Clippers will travel Friday to OKC.

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Taking on the Spurs

Taking on the Spurs

The Clippers were brilliantly on the floor of the Spurs, who in 21 seasons had never conceded so many points (73) at halftime. Blake Griffin made a superb match with 28 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists, while Jamal Crawford added 16 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists. Luc Mbah a Moute scores 13 points, with 1 rebound, 1 pass, 1 interception. Marreese Speights stands out with 15 points, 8 rebounds, 1 pass. The Clippers made an exceptional first half to lead to the break 73-55. With a shooting success of 51.6% against 40% for the premises, Los Angeles took advantage of the numerous interceptions and balls lost to lead the whole of the meeting.


Despite an 8-0 start to San Antonio, the Clippers chained 8 consecutive stops to pass 16-8. They quickly widen the gap to already lead 39-24 out of the first quarter. The Spurs try to react at the beginning of the second, returning to 31-41. But the Clippers continue to dominate the game to pocket this period 34-31 and lead to 18 points at break 73-55.


The third quarter is tighter and less prolific, with a 17-16 for San Antonio. But the advance is sufficient and the important thing is to keep the lead, which Luc and his family perfectly do. They even aggravated the score in the last quarter, realizing a real demonstration to the end. The Clippers won the last quarter 27-20 and the match 116-92, or 24 points!

In the West Conference, the Clippers occupy the first place with 5 victories for 1 defeat, ahead of OKC and the Spurs. Next meeting Monday, November 7 against Detroit.

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Victory against the Suns

Victory against the Suns

Californians will offer a third consecutive win, with superb performances of Chris Paul (24 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists), Blake Griffin (21 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists) and DeAndre Jordan (19 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists). The Clippers quickly took control of the match to pocket the first half and win the rest of the game.

After taking the lead early in the first Quarter 15-9, join the Clippers are 21-21 and are tied 24-24 at period end. In the second, the match to the advantage of Luc Mbah a Moute (20 min game) and his family. On a beautiful series 18-3, the Clippers take over the second quarter 24-12 and 48-36 are before the break.


In the beginning of the third quarter (34-34), the Suns back in the game with a 19-8 and are just one point of 56-55. Fortunately, the Clippers found a pace for their game and resume with leading 82-70 at the start of the last quarter. A sufficient lead to hold off Phoenix until late in the game. The Clippers win 34-28 during the last quarter led them to a score of 116-98, for a balance of 3 wins 0 losses.

Next meeting face OKC Wednesday, November 2nd.

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Loss against Utah Jazz 10-78

Loss against Utah Jazz 10-78

Utah dominated from start to finish during this game, the Clippers were not able to come back at anytime during the game. With only 39.2% field goal, 19% 3-point, Californians could expect better. Without DeAndre Jordan or Blake Griffin, the Clippers have aligned their replacements struggled. Brandon Bass is is doing good with 12 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, Austin Rivers with 15 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists. Luc Mbah a Moute, still in the starting five, added 6 points and 2 defensive rebounds.


In a one-sided game, the Jazz have quickly moved ahead and won the first quarter time 32-16. The Clippers closed the gap on a 24-21 in the second quarter, but the Utah are leading 53-40.

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The gap widened considerably in the second half, the Jazz outdid themselves in the third quarter 25-16 and the last 26-22. Jazz Rudy Gobert (17 points, 10 rebounds and 3 blocks) outweigh the 104-78

Next game for Clippers is tonight against the Sacramento Kings.

Press review : Basketball Without Borders Holds Special Meaning To Mbah A Moute

Press review : Basketball Without Borders Holds Special Meaning To Mbah A Moute

Basketball without Borders is more than an NBA community outreach program to Clippers forward Luc Mbah a Moute.

It’s, in some ways, where his basketball dreams became tangible.

The Cameroon native was a camper at the inaugural BWB Africa camp in 2003. Given what it meant to him, Mbah a Moute always makes it a point to stay involved in the program, which this summer meant traveling to Angola to help teach at the camp.

“I go back every year and talk to the kids,” Mbah a Moute said. “You know, just kind of keep the dream alive for them, and make sure they understand the dream is true. I’ve done it; I’ve gone through the whole path, being in their shoes, then going to high school here in the U.S., college, and then being in the NBA now.”

BWB’s goal is to promote the NBA while encouraging positive social change in education, health and wellness worldwide. It brings the top youth players from the area together to receive training from current and former NBA players and coaches.

This summer, the top 87 boys and girls from 27 African countries traveled to the first BWB Africa camp in Angola from Aug. 31-Sept. 3 at Pavilhão Multiusos do Kilamba in Luanda.

Mbah a Moute, who still remembers being a teenage camper with NBA aspirations when he attended 13 years ago in South Africa, was among a group of NBA and FIBA players and coaches teaching the kids, which also included Bismack Biyombo, Eric Bledsoe, Salah Mejri, Thabo Sefolosha and Cody Zeller.

They were joined by NBA Global Ambassador Dikembe Mutombo, as well as former NBA players Charlie Bell, Jason Collins and Olumide Oyedeji and former WNBA players Astou Ndiaye-Diatta and Jenn Lacy. In addition, Pelicans general manager Dell Demps and Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri served as camp directors.

Mbah a Moute said he spent about a month and a half in Africa this summer, and every year he tries to make it a point to return, largely to help with camps.

“It’s always great when you see the kids,” Mbah a Moute said. “They identify with you, because you’ve actually been there. You know what they go through on a regular day, whether it’s basketball-wise, lifestyle-wise, you know because you’re from there.”

And that’s not an anomaly.

Mbah a Moute is one of 21 former BWB campers and one of a record 10 African players who were on opening-night NBA rosters last season. The BWB program began in 2001 in Europe and has since staged 46 camps in 23 countries on six continents, hosting more than 2,500 participants.

Rowan Kavner Digital Content Coordinator

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Clippers win at the end 109-108 against Portland

Clippers win at the end 109-108 against Portland

The Clippers are on the rise and have established themselves in this game with 109-108 thread tonight against Portland, with the last point of Jamal Crawford. A game in which Blake Griffin has delivered with 26 points, 5 rebounds, and 1 assist, supported by Marreese Speights with 16 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist and Brandon Bass with 16 points and 6 rebounds. Luc Mbah a Moute in the major 5, played 25 minutes 6 points, 2 rebounds and 1 steal. Portland most accurate 3-point (41.7% against 28.6%) lost more balls that benefited Californians (19 points and 30 points lost).


After a balanced first quarter (27-24 for Portland), the Clippers have come off in the second (34-19), beginning the period on a 18-0. The Clippers led 42-27 then, thanks to the good work of Griffin. At the break, the Clippers are in front 58-46.


After the break, Al-Farouq Aminu was expelled for a challenge. The Clippers lead 15 79-64 points on a layup from Luc Mbah a Moute, although Portland Grapille 1 point during this period (32-31), with the pair Lillard (20 points) and McCollum (19 points) . At the start of the last quarter, Los Angeles is in front 89-78. The Blazers have not said their last word and a 9-0 return 2 89-87 points. The two teams are, Portland passes before a 107-107 tie with 36 seconds buzzer. Jamal Crawford then releases his a shot at the entrance of the racquet at the last second.

The next pre-season game will be held Monday, October 17 at the Utah Jazz.


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The Clippers lost at the end vs the Utah Jazz 96-94

The Clippers lost at the end vs the Utah Jazz 96-94

The Clippers, lost at the end of the game that night, their third pre-season game against a Utah team who was very present in rebounds (28 to 23 def, 13 offensive to 7). Rodney Hoof finished top scorer of the game with 17 points and 3 rebounds, while side Clippers, Jamal Crawford scored 16 points and Chris Paul Marreese Speights 14 points, Blake Griffin 13 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists. Luc Mbah a Moute added 4 points and 1 rebound in 10’47.

The first quarter kicks off quietly, in favor of Utah, who is soon to 14-5 lead. Blake Griffin allows to pick at 19-14 before a late period poor in points scored. The Jazz were ahead 24-19 at the start of the second quarter. Twelve minutes during which the Clippers continue to have a bit of trouble scoring, even if the Jazz are not prolific either. 22-20 for the Jazz, who saw at halftime 46-39 in head.


The Clippers back in the second half with the best intentions and property back on top thanks to Blake Griffin 50-46. Luc Mbah a Moute with a layup brings the score to 52-48 and Californians are leading the third quarter 30-20 with their three-point lead before the last 69-66. Utah 85-85 at 3’46 tie the game with 92-92 on a launch Johnson franc. A foul from Jamal Crawford 30 seconds from the buzzer offer two new successful throws to Johnson (94-92 to Utah). The last few seconds are punctuated by fouls and shots, and smile to the Jazz who eventually prevail 96-94. Second defeat for a victory in the NBA preseason.

Next meeting Thursday, October 13 against Portland.

The Clippers win against the Toronto Raptors 104-98

The Clippers win against the Toronto Raptors 104-98

After their disappointment in the first match of pre-season with the Warriors, the Clippers had a better outcome at the Staples Center winning against the Toronto Raptors 104-98. Californians came back in the game (52.2% to 2 points against 44.2%, 85.2% to the free throws) and dominated the game with 46 rebounds to 32. Blake Griffin had a good performance with 24 points to 10/13, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, Raymond Felton added 17 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists, DeAndre Jordan 14 points and 10 rebounds.

The Clippers stand in middle of the first quarter 23-13 and win with 33-21. The Raptors are maintained remotely in the second despite a good DeMar DeRozan who chained 18 points so far. At the break, the Clippers lead 62-51.


In the second half, the Clippers widen the gap in the third quarter with a 23-15 offering those 17 points ahead with 85-68. The Raptors are leading with 91-90. While we thought the game folded, the Clippers must rely on the of Felton free throws in the last 3 minutes (8/8 on the game). In the end, the Raptors pare close to winning the last 12 minutes 30-19, but the Clippers were able to get back on and win 104-98.

Next meeting Monday, 10 October, against the Utah Jazz.

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