Suns’ Deandre Ayton welcomes Clippers’ small-ball challenge — Press Telegram

PHOENIX — To their credit, the Phoenix Suns didn’t spend their week between games frittering away their advantage. While the Clippers labored against top-seeded Utah Jazz for six second-round games, the Suns spent their six days of downtime after sweeping the Denver Nuggets doing homework. 1,181 more words

Suns’ Deandre Ayton welcomes Clippers’ small-ball challenge — Press Telegram

Clippers hope adjustments will improve outlook vs. Suns — Press Telegram

PHOENIX — One “good, feel-out game” in the books, as Paul George called it, and this Western Conference finals between George’s Clippers and the Phoenix Suns is about as hard to gauge as it was before Sunday’s game, which… 994 more words

Clippers hope adjustments will improve outlook vs. Suns — Press Telegram

Clippers coach Tyronn Lue proving as good as advertised at game of adjustments — Press Enterprise

By going small, altering personnel and refining tactics, the coach has helped the Clippers dig out of a hole to even a playoff series at 2-2 – again.

Clippers coach Tyronn Lue proving as good as advertised at game of adjustments — Press Enterprise

Whicker: Clippers slow Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell enough in Game 3 win — Orange County Register

Donovan Mitchell was no longer playing solo on the Bonneville Salt Flats. Paul George was no longer playing against his own shadows. Kawhi Leonard was no longer using the Oliver Twist approach, taking only what he was given. 838 more words

Whicker: Clippers slow Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell enough in Game 3 win — Orange County Register

Clippers center Serge Ibaka undergoes back surgery — Press Enterprise

Clippers center Serge Ibaka underwent back surgery in Los Angeles on Thursday and will miss the remainder of the playoffs, the team said in a news release Friday. 495 more words

Clippers center Serge Ibaka undergoes back surgery — Press Enterprise

Alexander: Clippers’ image rehabilitation tour on hold — Press Enterprise

The world according to Jim: • Suggested title for the Clippers’ 2021 postseason: The Reputation Salvation Operation. Of course, that only works – maybe – if they’re still playing deep into next week and in position to reach their first conference final. 915 more words

Alexander: Clippers’ image rehabilitation tour on hold — Press Enterprise

Clippers, down 2-0 to the Utah Jazz, have issues on both ends — San Bernardino Sun

The Clippers have to figure out a way to cool down Donovan Mitchell, who has almost as many points (82) as Kawhi Leonard and Paul George combined (91) through the first two games

Clippers, down 2-0 to the Utah Jazz, have issues on both ends — San Bernardino Sun

Mike Conley ruled out for Game 2 against Clippers — ABC4 Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Sports) – The Utah Jazz will be without starting All-Star point guard Mike Conley again, as he will miss his second straight playoff game with a hamstring strain. Conley missed Tuesday’s Game 1 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers, which the Jazz won, 112-109 after straining his hamstring in Utah’s series-clinching […]

Mike Conley ruled out for Game 2 against Clippers — ABC4 Utah

Alexander: Clippers still have a lot to prove — San Gabriel Valley Tribune

The Clippers might have proved something to themselves Sunday afternoon. They still have to prove it to everybody else. Their rousing Game 7 victory over the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center, finally holding serve at home after the road team had won each of the first six games, was an internal reminder of what they…

Alexander: Clippers still have a lot to prove — San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Clippers vs. Jazz: Second-round schedule, scouting report, prediction — Orange County Register

SERIES SCHEDULE (best-of-seven, all times PT) Game 1: Tuesday at Salt Lake City, 7 p.m. (TNT) Game 2: Thursday at Salt Lake City,  7 p.m. (ESPN) Game 3: Saturday at L.A., 5:30 p.m. (ABC) Game 4: June 14 at L.A., 7 p.m. (TNT) *Game 5: June 16 at Salt Lake City, time TBD (TNT) *Game…

Clippers vs. Jazz: Second-round schedule, scouting report, prediction — Orange County Register

Clippers show resiliency they had lacked, overcome Doncic, Mavs to win Game 7 — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Doncic still finished with 46. Leonard finished with 28 points, 10 rebounds, 9 assists — but he had help.

Clippers show resiliency they had lacked, overcome Doncic, Mavs to win Game 7 — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Clippers’ stone-cold superstar Kawhi Leonard leading the charge — Orange County Register

Leonard has been efficient and effective in leading the Clippers to tie their first-round series at 2-2 with the Dallas Mavericks

Clippers’ stone-cold superstar Kawhi Leonard leading the charge — Orange County Register