GRIFFIN DAZZLES WITH DUNKS & CHEMISTRY WITH PAUL

HOUSTON – The first two baskets of Sunday’s All-Star Game came off feeds from Chris Paul, each pass resulting in something familiar, a Blake Griffin dunk. It sent Paul in motion to his first-ever All-Star MVP and set Griffin on his way towards 19 points on 9-for-11 shooting (nine dunks), three rebounds, three assists and two steals in 27 minutes.  READ MORE

CHRIS PAUL: NBA ALL-STAR GAME MVP

HOUSTON – Twice in the fourth quarter Chris Paul sized up big men from the Eastern Conference, dragging them to the 3-point line before burying a jumper over them. The two shots, as well as a right-handed layup and a lob to regular-season teammate Blake Griffin, helped Paul carry the Western Conference down the stretch and capture his first All-Star Game Most Valuable Player award. The West won, 143-138, Sunday at Toyota Center READ MORE

INSIDER BLOG: ALL-STAR SATURDAY NIGHT

HOUSTON – All-Star Saturday night usually goes one of two ways. It is either a massive letdown, lacking energy and drama. Or it is full of intrigue, leaving a permanent stamp on the weekend.  READ MORE

GRIFFIN’S THIRD ALL-STAR WEEKEND OFFERS A CHANCE TO "RELAX"

After competing in nearly every facet of All-Star weekend his first two season, Clippers superstar Blake Griffin said this year’s event gives him a chance to “just relax a little.” It’s something of a unique experience for one of the hardest working players in the league.  READ MORE

CLIP-BOARD: PART 2

Throughout All-Star Weekend Clippers.com will be talking to players and coaches about the Clippers. Here is part one of the 2013 edition of the Clip-Board, featuring comments from 76ers All-Star Jrue Holiday, Grizzlies All-Star Zach Randolph, Warriors point guard Stephen Curry and former Clippers floor general Sam Cassell.  READ MORE

BLEDSOE EARNS PERFECT SCORE ON SECOND DUNK

More from Sprite Slam Dunk: Eric Bledsoe earned one of four perfect scores in Saturday’s Sprite Slam Dunk. Despite being eliminated by a single point, the athletic Clippers guard said the contest was a “great experience.” READ MORE

PAUL SHOWS COMPETITIVENESS, SHARES MOMENT WITH SON AT ALL-STAR PRACTICE

HOUSTON – During Saturday’s All-Star practice at George R. Brown Convention Center, Clippers point guard Chris Paul showed why he is considered one of the most competitive players in the NBA, and also one of its most likeable. READ MORE

INSIDER BLOG: DAY 2

HOUSTON – The East and West went through a 45-minute combined practice Saturday afternoon in preparation for Sunday’s 62nd All-Star Game. To some extent, practice might be a bit of a loose term. Effectively, the two squads talked briefly about inbounds plays and put up a few shots before taking part in two competitions geared towards entertaining the few thousand fans in attendance at the makeshift Sprint Arena at George R. Brown Convention Center downtown. READ MORE

INSIDER BLOG: DAY 1

HOUSTON – To call the All-Star festivities crazy would be like calling Michael Jordan a basketball player. The description is technically accurate but doesn’t necessarily do justice. Houston is bustling. The Clippers were here a month ago and there were already signs of the city getting prepared for the extravaganza which ramped up Friday with the BBVA Rookie-Sophomore Challenge and culminates on Sunday with the 62nd NBA All-Star Game. READ MORE

ALL-STAR MEDIA SESSION: DAY 1

Chris Paul and Blake Griffin were sitting on opposite sides of an overcrowded ballroom at the Hilton Hotel a couple blocks away from Toyota Center. Despite being separated by a patrician, a throng of people around hometown star James Harden, and about 50 feet of real estate, there is no question the Clippers’ two superstars knew exactly how the other was feeling. “I’m delirious right about now,” Paul said. READ MORE

BLEDSOE PREPARES FOR DUNK CONTEST

Whether it’s a prop that is wheeled out on a final attempt, two baskets, two basketballs, or a guest appearance by Spud Webb, the premier event of All-Star Saturday Night often calls for something unexpected. Clippers guard Eric Bledsoe, one of six contestants in the 2013 event, may be going that route this year. “I’ve got something pretty interesting and pretty exciting for the fans that’s going to be classic,” Bledsoe said Friday. READ MORE