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2009-04-11 00:04:40

Brian Skinner paced Los Angeles to a 23-point lead after one period Friday and the Clippers coasted to a 109-78 victory over Sacramento. The Clippers ended a six-game losing streak by hitting 53 percent of their shots from the field in a meeting of the two worst teams in the Western Conference -- and two of the three worst in the NBA. Skinner made 9-of-12 shots and scored 21 points. Eric Gordon had 20 for the Clippers. With two games remaining away from home this season, Sacramento is in...

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...

2009-01-15 00:01:49

Josh Smith and Joe Johnson combined for 47 points Wednesday and Atlanta breezed past the struggling Los Angeles Clippers 97-80. Los Angeles has lost 12 consecutive games, last winning at Indiana Dec. 19. Atlanta halted a four-game skid by hitting 47 percent of its shots from the field and limiting the Clippers to three three-pointers in 14 attempts. Smith scored 24 points and Johnson contributed five assists to go with his 23 points. They teamed to make 17-of-31 shots. The Clippers were...

2009-01-09 22:08:26

Rasual Butler made six three-point shots Friday and produced 27 points to send the New Orleans Hornets coasting past the Los Angeles Clippers 107-80. The Hornets had lost two of their previous three games, but made 51 percent of their shots from the field and had no problem with the struggling Clippers after opening a 10-point lead through one period. James Posey added 16 points for New Orleans and Tyson Chandler had 13. The Clippers have lost 10 in a row and are one of four teams in the NBA...

2008-12-20 22:35:43

Richard Jefferson led eight Milwaukee players in double figures with 22 points Saturday night and the Bucks beat the Los Angeles Clippers 119-85. Jefferson also pulled down nine rebounds. Luke Ridnour had 18 points and seven assists, and Michael Redd scored 14 for Milwaukee, which has won two straight games and four of its last five. Al Thornton led the Clippers with 20 points. Steve Novak scored 14 and Marcus Camby finished with eight points and 11 rebounds for the Clippers, who have lost...

2006-05-14 23:58:37

By Bernie Woodall LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sam Cassell drove the Los Angeles Clippers to a 114-107 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday, leveling their best-of-seven playoff series at 2-2. Cassell said before the game he would be more aggressive against the taller, heavier Shawn Marion, who shut down the Clippers guard in the Suns' victory on Friday. Cassell was good to his word, scoring 28 points overall and 11 straight during one stretch in the third quarter. The Suns recovered...

2006-03-26 01:39:51

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Shawn Marion and Steve Nash each scored 21 points to guide the Phoenix Suns past the Denver Nuggets 107-96 on Saturday, while Amare Stoudemire struggled in his second game back from injury. Stoudemire, who scored 20 points in his first appearance of the season on Thursday, was not nearly as dominant against the Nuggets and managed just six points on two-of-seven shooting in 17 minutes of work. The all-star underwent knee surgery last October and is just making...

2005-11-16 01:41:24

NEW YORK (Reuters) - LeBron James scored a season-high 37 points and Larry Hughes added 22 points against his former team to lead the Cavaliers to a 114-99 win against the Washington Wizards in Cleveland on Tuesday. The streaking Cavaliers (6-2) won their fifth straight game and improved to 4-0 at home, while the surprising Wizards lost for just the second time this season to slip to 5-2. Hughes, who joined the Cavs in the off-season as a free agent, dished out eight assists and...

2005-07-07 14:02:41

By Frank Pingue TORONTO (Reuters) - The lawyer for three National Basketball Association players charged with assaulting a former male stripper outside a Toronto club told a court on Thursday the alleged victim is using the players as a lottery ticket. Boston Celtics' Gary Payton, Sam Cassell of the Minnesota Timberwolves and free agent Jason Caffey are charged with assaulting Adrian Cimpean, his wife, who is also a stripper, and a bouncer outside the strip club in April 2003. Defense...

2005-07-06 17:08:55

By Frank Pingue TORONTO (Reuters) - A former male stripper told a Canadian court on Wednesday that he has been unable to work since an alleged assault by National Basketball Association star Gary Payton and two other players outside a Toronto strip club. Adrian Cimpean, 31, told the court that Boston Celtics' Payton, Sam Cassell of the Minnesota Timberwolves and free agent Jason Caffey, punched and kicked him after he tried to defend his wife, who is also a stripper, from insults. Payton...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.