CLIPPERS RECOGNIZED AT 2012 L.A. SPORTS AWARDS

CLIPPERS AT 2012 L.A. SPORTS AWARDS

The Clippers had two of the 10 greatest sports moment of 2012 in Los Angeles/Orange County, according to the Los Angeles Sports Council.

The council, which is a non-profit organization which supports the economic and community development through the promotion of spectator sports, presented awards to nine Los Angeles-area athletes and teams Sunday, March 3, at the 8th annual L.A. Sports Awards.

Clippers play-by-play voice Ralph Lawler, Vice President of Basketball Operations Gary Sacks and forward Grant Hill were at the gala to receive two awards for the Clippers.

The team had the No. 4 moment for their franchise record 17-game winning streak from Nov. 28 to Dec. 30. They also were presented an award for the No. 9 moment, which the council selected as the Clippers’ seven-game series victory over the Memphis Grizzlies in May. The series included an historic comeback from 27 points down in Game 1 and a decisive 10-point victory in Game 7 at FedEx Forum in Memphis.

The No. 1 moment went to the Los Angeles Kings, who won their first-ever Stanley Cup by beating the New Jersey Devils in six games. The Clippers were the only team or athlete to have two moments in the top 10, which according to the council, is selected by a “blue-ribbon media panel.”

Prime Ticket will televise the awards show Sunday, March 10 at 9:30 p.m. PST, following the Clippers matchup with the Detroit Pistons.

The council’s press release said, “A “moment” refers to anything from a specific instant in time -- such as a winning goal, hit or shot -- to a special event, individual or team record, or career achievement.  Nominated moments must have taken place in the local area or have involved a local athlete or team.”