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2009-03-19 00:33:34

Eric Gordon scored 26 points Wednesday and the Los Angeles Clippers came alive in the second half to pull away from Washington 123-108. The Clippers scored 67 points in the second half and dominated the fourth period after rallying to tie the game after three quarters. Los Angeles won for just the second time in 10 games while the Wizards remain stuck on five road victories for the season. Al Thornton made 9-of-12 shots from the field and scored 21 points for the Clippers, who shot 58 percent...

2009-03-18 01:15:22

Monta Ellis scored 29 points Tuesday as Golden State raced past the Los Angeles Clippers 127-120. Ellis also contributed six assists and five rebounds. Corey Maggette added 21 points and Anthony Morrow 20 for the Warriors, who have won three of four. Baron Davis, playing his first game in Oakland since leaving the Warriors last off-season for a $65 million contact with the Clippers, scored 29 points with seven assists. Al Thornton had 25 points with nine rebounds. Golden State's Stephen...

2009-03-16 00:12:08

Steve Novak's 3-pointer at the buzzer Sunday night gave the Los Angeles Clippers a 107-105 win over New Jersey to halt a seven-game losing streak. Novak led LA with 21 points. Al Thornton and Baron Davis scored 20 points apiece, Eric Gordon had 17 and Chris Kaman finished with 10 points and eight rebounds for the Clippers. Vince Carter led the Nets with a season-high 41 points to go with seven rebounds and six assists. Devin Harris had 13 points but he had to leave the game due to a shoulder...

2009-03-14 23:57:20

Renaldo Balkman had 22 points and 11 rebounds Saturday night and the Denver Nuggets logged a 107-94 win over the Los Angeles Clippers. Carmelo Anthony had 18 points and Nene finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Nuggets, who won their second straight game. J.R. Smith had 17 points and Chauncey Billups scored 10 to go with nine assists. Al Thornton led the Clippers with 19 points. Eric Gordon and Steve Novak had 17 points apiece for LA, which has lost seven straight games. The...

2009-03-08 00:56:12

Jarrett Jack had 25 points and Indianapolis held the Clippers without a field goal for most of the fourth quarter Saturday night in a 106-105 win over LA. Jack put the Pacers ahead on a three-point play with 44.5 seconds left to play and the Clippers failed to get off a shot after inbounding the ball with 5.2 seconds remaining. Indiana picked up its third win in four games. Troy Murphy finished with 22 points and 15 rebounds and T.J. Ford had 17 points and eight assists for the Pacers. Eric...

2009-03-05 00:22:35

Rudy Gay produced a season-high 35 points Wednesday and Memphis ran away in the fourth quarter to down the Los Angeles Clippers 118-95. Gay made 12-of-21 shots from the field and all of his nine free throw attempts to help the Grizzlies halt an eight-game losing streak. He managed six points in the final period, during which the Grizzlies turned an 11-point lead into a blowout. It was only the fourth road win of the year for Memphis, which had been last by itself in the NBA in that category...

2009-03-03 00:28:49

Tony Parker had 26 points and 10 assists Monday night and the San Antonio Spurs rang up their 11th straight win over the Los Angeles Clippers, 106-78. Tim Duncan finished with 18 points, 12 rebounds and six assists in his second game back following a three-game absence due to a right quad injury, and the Spurs won for the first time in three games. Michael Finley had 14 points -- 12 of them on 3-pointers -- and Matt Bonner also scored 14 for San Antonio. Al Thornton led the Clippers with 14...

2009-03-01 01:03:08

Emeka Okafor had 28 points and nine rebounds Saturday night and the Charlotte Bobcats beat the Los Angeles Clippers 100-95. Raja Bell had 21 points and Boris Diaw scored 15 for the Bobcats, who won their third straight game. Zach Randolph led all scorers with 33 points and pulled down nine rebounds for the Clippers, who lost for the fifth time on their last seven games Al Thornton scored 16 points, Baron Davis finished with 14 points and six assists, and Marcus Camby grabbed 13 rebounds for...

2009-02-24 00:36:21

Eric Gordon had 27 points on 6-of-7 shooting from beyond the arc Monday night to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a 118-105 win over Golden State. Baron Davis finished with 25 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds and Zach Randolph had 27 points and 11 rebounds for the Clippers, who connected on 13-of-24 3-point shots and won for the first time in four games. Stephen Jackson led all scorers with 28 points for the Warriors. C.J. Watson scored 16 and Jamal Crawford had 15 for Golden State, which...

2009-02-22 01:06:43

Stephen Jackson had 26 points and nine assists Saturday night and the Golden State Warriors beat Oklahoma City 133-120. Corey Maggette had 25 points and eight rebounds, and Jamal Crawford had 24 points for Golden State, which won for the fourth time in five games and handed Coach Don Nelson his 1,300th NBA victory. Kevin Durant led the Thunder with 32 points, Jeff Green had 27 points, 15 rebounds and six assists, and Russell Westbrook had 31 points and 11 assists, but Oklahoma City lost its...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'