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Clippers eliminate Mavericks; Celtics win

Miami---Kawhi Leonard finished with 33 points and 14 rebounds as the Los Angeles Clippers advanced to the second round of the NBA playoffs with a 111-97 victory over the injury-hampered Dallas Mavericks on Sunday......»»

Category: sportsSource: thestandard thestandardAug 31st, 2020

Doncic nails epic game winner, Celtics, Raptors advance

Luka Doncic wasn't about to let a sprained ankle slow him down, nailing a game-winning three pointer at the buzzer to lift the Dallas Mavericks to a 135-133 overtime playoff win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 24th, 2020

2020 NBA Champion doesn t deserve dreaded 'asterisk'

Take your asterisk and file it somewhere else. For former NBA champion Glen Rice, the winner of the 2020 NBA title will be a deserving one. It certainly shouldn't be subject to to any asterisks even as the NBA season was postponed for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If anything, the season delay and the fact that NBA teams had to be subjected inside the bubble for the duration of the playoffs plus an additional eight seeding games makes this year's champion all the more celebrated. "When you have what's going on around everyone, trying to maintain a safe lifestyle in the bubble, at the same time staying aware of what's going on outside the bubble and the nuances that can go as far as COVID creeping in there, if you can get champion out everything that's going on that's really easy to distract you from basketball, I think that's a huge plus for these guys," Rice said in an interview set up by NBA Philippines. "That just goes to show you how determined and focused they were," he added. The 2020 NBA Champion will be one of the few crowned during a season where teams played less than then 82 regular season games. The 2012 Miami Heat and 1999 San Antonio Spurs won their respective titles during lockout-shortened seasons. Still, those teams don't deserve asterisks shouldn't they? Do the 2019 Raptors deserve an asterisk because Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson were injured in the last two games of the Finals? Do the mid-1990s Houston Rockets deserve an asterisk because Michael Jordan chose to play baseball? Each NBA champion will be unique in their own way, Rice says there should be no reason why the 2020 NBA winner should be looked at any differently just because of the current world circumstances. "I think you will see a lot of people saying something different, perhaps having that asterisk. But I think more importantly, people need to realize is that this is different and I'm talking about in a positive way," he said. "This is something that we've never seen in sports. To crown a champion in this environment right now, I think that says a lot about the players and coaches who go out there and do what they gotta do," Rice added. The 2020 NBA playoffs tip off Monday (Tuesday in Manila) with the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers leading the East and West, respectively. The Bucks open round 1 against the Orlando Magic while the Lakers battle the Portland Trail Blazers. Defending champion Toronto Raptors take on the Brooklyn Nets while the Boston Celtics meet the Philadelphia 76ers. The Indiana Pacers and the Miami Heat complete the East bracket. In the Western Conference, the no. 2 Los Angeles Clippers open things up against the Dallas Mavericks. The Denver Nuggets take on division rival Utah Jazz while the Houston Rockets and the Oklahoma City Thunder duke it out in a best-of-7.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 17th, 2020

Clippers barge into win column vs Mavericks on the road

After going down 0-2 and losing both their games at Staples, the Clippers were able to recover in time to avoid a 0-3 hole on the road......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 29th, 2021

Nets Big 3 tow Brooklyn past Celtics; Blazers draw first blood vs Nuggets

In the other games of the day, the Milwaukee Bucks and the Dallas Mavericks also took 1-0 leads over their respective match-ups earlier Saturday (Sunday, Manila)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2021

Ravena joins Jordan family

NLEX ace guard Kiefer Ravena has signed with the Jordan Brand, becoming the first Filipino athlete in an elite circle that includes NBA superstars Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics, Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks and the New Orleans Pelicans’ Zion Williamson......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 4th, 2021

Clippers forward George fined $35K for ripping referees

Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George was fined $35,000 for public criticism of officiating by the NBA on Friday. George made his comments to reporters on Wednesday after the Clippers lost 105-89 at Dallas. George was upset that the Clippers went to the free throw line only 11 times against the Mavericks, with 46 drives to […] The post Clippers forward George fined $35K for ripping referees appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 20th, 2021

Doncic hits last-second 3 as Mavs edge Celtics

LOS ANGELES—Luka Doncic nailed two clutch three pointers, including the game winner with one second left, to lift the Dallas Mavericks to a thrilling 110-107 victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday in Texas......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2021

Mavs crush Clippers; Nets absorb 1st loss

Los Angeles---The Dallas Mavericks powered to an NBA-record 50-point halftime lead on the way to a 124-73 demolition of the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 29th, 2020

Mavs set first-half record in 124-73 NBA rout of Clippers

The Dallas Mavericks powered to an NBA-record 50-point halftime lead on the way to a 124-73 demolition of a Los Angeles Clippers team floundering without injured Kawhi Leonard on Sunday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 28th, 2020

Mavs rout Clippers, 124-73

LOS ANGELES, United States — The Dallas Mavericks powered to an NBA-record 50-point halftime lead on the way to a 124-73 demolition of a Los Angeles Clippers team floundering without injured Kawhi Leonard on Sunday. Mavs point guard Luka Doncic scored 18 of his 24 points in the first half, when Dallas essentially put it out of […] The post Mavs rout Clippers, 124-73 appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 28th, 2020

Leonard felled by teammate but Clippers hold on to win

Los Angeles, United States---Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard suffered a cut in his mouth that required eight stitches to seal but should be ready to face the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday (Monday Philippine time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 27th, 2020

Clippers’ star Leonard gets cut in mouth

LOS ANGELES, United States — Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard suffered a cut in his mouth that required eight stitches to seal but should be ready to face the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday. Leonard was injured in a collision with teammate Serge Ibaka in the fourth quarter of the Clippers’ 121-108 NBA victory at Denver. […] The post Clippers’ star Leonard gets cut in mouth appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 27th, 2020

Underdog Nuggets stun Clippers in game seven, Heat edge Celtics opener

Jamal Murray scored a game high 40 points and Nikola Jokic had a triple double as the Denver Nuggets stunned the Los Angeles Clippers 104-89 in game seven to reach their first Western Conference finals in 11 years......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 16th, 2020

Raptors, Celtics in do-or-die Game 7; LA Clippers one away from West Finals

The Toronto Raptors forced a Game 7 and the Los Angeles Clippers are a game away from advancing in NBA second round playoff games Wednesday in Orlando. TORONTO, BOSTON IN DO-OR-DIE GAME 7 The defending champion Toronto Raptors edged the Boston Celtics in double overtime 125-122 in Game 6 of their Eastern Conference semifinals series […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsSep 10th, 2020

Nuggets,  Raptors match wins

The Denver Nuggets bounced back with a vengeance on Saturday, powering to a 110-101 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers to even their NBA playoff series 1-1. It was all-square between the Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics, too, after the Raptors notched a second straight win, 100-93, to knot their Eastern Conference semi-final series 2-2 […] The post Nuggets,  Raptors match wins appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 6th, 2020

Anunoby’s buzzer-beater rescues Raptors from 0-3 hole; Clippers rout Nuggets

The Raptors made it a series after losing their first two matchups with the Celtics......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 4th, 2020

Morris fined $35K, Doncic $15K

Los Angeles Clippers forward Marcus Morris was fined $35,000 by the NBA on Wednesday for a reckless blow to Dallas guard Luka Doncic, who was fined $15,000 for throwing a ball into a referee. The punishments were handed down for incidents that took place in Sunday’s 111-97 Clippers’ victory over the Mavericks, which advanced Los […] The post Morris fined $35K, Doncic $15K appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2020

Celtics put Raptors in trouble; Denver advances, faces Clippers next

    The Boston Celtics continues to be successful against the Toronto Raptors and the Denver Nuggets advanced to the Western Conference semifinals in NBA playoff games Tuesday. DENVER ADVANCES AND MAKES HISTORY Nikola Jokic scored 30 points, including the tiebreaking basket, to lead the Nuggets past the Utah Jazz 80-78 in Game 7 of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2020

Celtics rout Raptors in NBA series opener, Clippers advance

Jayson Tatum and Marcus Smart each scored 21 points to lead the Boston Celtics over defending champion Toronto 112-94 in Sunday's opening game of their second-round NBA playoff series......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 31st, 2020

Leonard leads Clippers past Doncic, Mavs to reach 2nd round

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Kawhi Leonard had 33 points and 14 rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers eliminated Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks from the playoffs with a 111-97 victory Sunday in Game 6 of the first-round series. Doncic capped a superb first postseason with 38 points, nine rebounds and nine assists, keeping […] The post Leonard leads Clippers past Doncic, Mavs to reach 2nd round appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 31st, 2020