Chris Paul hit a free throw with 18.3 seconds left, and the Los Angeles Clippers edged the Memphis Grizzlies 91-87 Saturday night in a preview of a possible first-round playoff series.
The Clippers won their fifth straight overall and took the season series 3-1 for what could be a crucial tiebreaker giving Los Angeles home-court advantage in the postseason even though the teams now are tied at 54-26. That puts them both one-half game behind Denver for the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference.
The Clippers got their franchise-record 50th victory in their fourth try. It didn’t come without some fireworks that had nothing to do with celebrating.
Jeremy Lin was among Houston’s top scorers as the Rockets beat the Los Angeles Clippers 98-81 on Saturday to firm their grip on seventh place in the NBA Western Conference playoff race.
Chris Paul had 20 points and eight assists, Caron Butler added 14 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the injury-depleted New York Knicks 93-80 Sunday in a meeting of division leaders.
The Denver Nuggets routed the surging Los Angeles Clippers 107-92 on Thursday night, riding 21 points from Ty Lawson and 20 from Danilo Gallinari to their 12th straight home win.
The Los Angeles Clippers held off Indiana’s late charge to beat the Pacers 99-91 in Thursday’s clash of NBA divisional leaders and win their seventh game out of eight.
LeBron James scored 26 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and the Miami Heat beat the Chicago Bulls 86-67 Thursday for their season-high ninth straight win.
LeBron James made sure the flu-hit Miami Heat had more than enough to get past a Los Angeles Clippers team finally playing at full strength on Friday.
The way Blake Griffin saw it, a sloppy effort by the Los Angeles Clippers only made things easier for Rudy Gay and the fired-up Raptors.
Rudy Gay wowed a sellout crowd by scoring 20 points in his Toronto debut, leading the Raptors to a 98-73 rout of the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night.
The Los Angeles Clippers won again in the absence of the injured Chris Paul on Tuesday as Jamal Crawford scored a season-high 30 points, including 12 straight to start the fourth quarter, in a 117-109 victory over the struggling Houston Rockets.
J.J. Redick gave Orlando its first lead on a 3-pointer with 42 seconds left, Arron Afflalo tied his season high with 30 points, and the Magic beat the Los Angeles Clippers 104-101 on Saturday to snap a 10-game skid.
Chris Paul had 19 points and 16 assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers held on to beat the Dallas Mavericks 99-93 on Wednesday night, extending their franchise-record home winning streak to 13 games.