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Los Angeles Clippers visit Boston Celtics

Los Angeles Clippers visit Boston Celtics

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Former Celtics coach Doc Rivers was in Boston on Sunday for the Paul Pierce retirement ceremony. His visit was not purely ceremonial and also gave him an interesting perspective on the game. "I was more of a coach because we play Boston Wednesday, so I was sitting there as a complete coach and scout," Rivers said Monday, when his Los Angeles Clippers won in Brooklyn. "But it still was really interesting to do that. I may have to do that more. It was really cool. I got a lot out of it, I really did." The Clippers have won four of their last five games and are 4-2 since the mega deal that sent Blake Griffin to the Detroit Pistons, for a package that included former Celtic Avery Bradley, who makes his second return of the season to the TD Garden.DeAndre Jordan, the big man and center of all k...
Pistons' Blake Griffin faces former team in matchup with Los Angeles Clippers

Pistons' Blake Griffin faces former team in matchup with Los Angeles Clippers

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Blake Griffin re-signed with the Los Angeles Clippers last July with the understanding that he'd be a 'Clipper for life.' His tenure with the Clippers after inking the five-year, $ 171 million contract lasted just over half a season. Griffin was blindsided when he was dealt to the Detroit Pistons late last month, claiming he found out about the trade on Twitter. He'll get a chance to exact a little revenge on Friday night when the Clippers play at Little Caesars Arena. Griffin has already had a major impact on his new team. The Pistons carry a five-game winning streak into the game, the last four with the five-time All-Star power forward in their lineup. He supplied 11 points and two assists during the fourth quarter of a 115-106 victory over Brooklyn on Wednesday. After finishing with a t...
Los Angles Clippers compare Blake Griffin to MLK in recruiting pitch

Los Angles Clippers compare Blake Griffin to MLK in recruiting pitch

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July 2 (UPI) --Blake Griffin joined JFK, Martin Luther King Jr., and other icons on a shirt worn by Los Angeles Clippers employees after his free agency meeting.President Barack Obama, Mohammad Ali, Abraham Lincoln, Gandhi, Michael Jackson and Nelson Mandela were also on the shirt. ESPN reported the recruiting tactic.The shirt read: "Pioneers" and is now available online for $ 25.A source close to the Clippers told ESPN that the shirt was first given to players in the preseason, without Griffin's image, to encourage the team to live like those in the photo.Griffin, 28, averaged 21.6 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game in 61 games last season for the Clippers. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft shot a career-high 76 percent from the free throw line.Clippers employees wor...