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It's Not Chris Paul's Fault - FiveThirtyEight

The Los Angeles Clippers are accustomed to things not going their way, but that doesn't make this most-recent era of futility any easier to explain. Sunday's Game 7 loss to the Utah Jazz meant the Clippers had done what seemed impossible but felt ...and more »

Warriors preferred the Clippers: 'There's no nightlife in Utah' - ESPN

OAKLAND, Calif. -- It's safe to say that the Golden State Warriors were pulling for the LA Clippers to advance past the Utah Jazz in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. Their rooting interest, however, had nothing to do with matchups on ...and more »

Klay Thompson needs his game-day nap 'just to get my mind right' - The Mercury News

After games, Klay Thompson has been known to scarf pizza and sip beer. The Warriors star's pregame regimen is more rigorous, though — and it apparently requires a nap. Maybe it's because Thompson has taken the advice of his father, former Lakers ...and more »

Clippers' Chris Paul on Game 7 loss to Jazz: 'I've got to be better. - OCRegister

LOS ANGELES – The smallest man on the court had always carried the biggest load. Chris Paul made shots when the Clippers needed them. He set up his teammates when they were open. And no sizable lead or nifty defensive coverage ever left the Jazz ...and more »

Sisyphus in the NBA: The end of Lob City? - ESPN

THE CARAVAN WILL BEGIN DEPARTING the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City at 5:30 p.m. and pull into the loading dock in the bowels of Vivint Smart Home Arena soon after. One by one, they'll disembark into the NBA's loudest concrete bunker where, ...and more »

Chris Paul's Ceiling with the Clippers - GQ Magazine

Paul Pierce's didn't get a finale. The 39-year-old swingman, who likely played his last game on Sunday, put up a scant 6 points in 21 minutes in the Clippers' loss to Utah. While acknowledged, this curtain call was unceremonious. Most athletes hang on ...and more »

Same old song for LA Clippers as they endure another quick playoff exit - NBA.com

LOS ANGELES – Doc Rivers dropped into the rolling chair behind the folding table with a plastic surface, his long-sleeve white dress shirt unbuttoned at the collar, the red tie with diagonal pinstripes loosened about a half-inch. “Doc,” a reporter said ...and more »

Clippers need right pieces to make a championship run - Los Angeles Times

When the Clippers had an NBA-best 14-2 record, the talk of them being true championship contenders seemed appropriate. But it was a mirage. Advertisement. Now the Clippers must set their sights on how they will put the right pieces together to make a ...and more »

Let This Be The End Of The Clippers - Deadspin

The Los Angeles Clippers got eliminated on their home court by the Utah Jazz yesterday, in Game 7. The Jazz were the lower-seeded team, so nominally this qualifies as an upset—though of course it wasn't really, in the dual sense that, A) even before ...and more »

Kawakami: My 2nd-round series prediction–Warriors in 5 over Utah - The Mercury News

If the Warriors play like they did the last time they hit the court–that would be their Game 4 stampeding-brahmas masterpiece in Portland– then forget about the rest of the postseason, and maybe a few more postseasons. Just toss the confetti and put ...and more »