Submitted by mburke on October 19, 2012 - 1:20pm
The Annual Clippers Charity Golf Classic at Trump National Golf Course
Jamal Crawford says his fourth-quarter success just comes naturally.
You could see it when he somewhat casually glanced at the shot clock in the final minute of Wednesday night’s preseason game against the Jazz, rocking the ball back and forth as he approached DeMarre Carroll in the middle of the floor. The game was tied at that point; the operative word being “was.”
Submitted by mburke on October 17, 2012 - 11:45pm
The Clippers host the Jazz for their first home preseason game
LOS ANGELES–After the Clippers missed their first four shots Wednesday at Staples Center against the Utah Jazz Blake Griffin chased down a miss along the baseline and dribbled into a layup.
He also slammed into the scorer’s table diving for a loose ball, crashed to the floor after a rough foul from Marvin Williams, and nabbed a steal and dribbled up the sideline to spin into a running bank shot on his way to 23 points in 29 minutes.
The ball came out of Chris Paul’s right hand as he drove to the basket and it looked like it was destined to be a turnover. It just floated about 2 feet above the rim, a defender within inches of leaping and snatching it away.
That’s when DeAndre Jordan emerged. He was sprinting the floor a step or two behind Paul, who left the ball on a platter for his exuberant young center. Jordan rose up, grabbed the ball with two hands, and in seemingly one motion dunked it and swung off the rim. The defender never had a chance.
It was a golden evening outside of Beijing, a breeze ridding the air of the hazy gray-brown that sometimes suffocates the valleys around China’s capital city. The Clippers were more than 1,700 feet above sea level at the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall and the sun had reached that position in the sky where the horizon seems to glow.