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  • Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook goes up for a dunk in the first half of Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers, Sunday, May 11, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Clippers stun Thunder 101-99 to tie series

    After being thoroughly outplayed for over 40 minutes, the Los Angeles Clippers fought back.

  • Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul, center, puts up a shot between Oklahoma City Thunder defenders Serge Ibaka, left, of Congo, and Russell Westbrook in the first half of Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, Sunday, May 11, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Clippers rally past Thunder late to pull even in series

    Russell Westbrook, who scored 27 points, missed a 3-pointer and Serge Ibaka's tip attempt was too late at the buzzer, allowing the Clippers to salvage a game they trailed until the final 1:23.

  • Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin celebrates with guard Jamal Crawford during the second half in Game 7 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Golden State Warriors, Saturday, May 3, 2014, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 126-121. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Clippers survive and advance in Game 7 after trying week

    They had just persevered through seven exhausting playoff games amid enormous distractions leading to their owner's lifetime banishment from the NBA. A franchise that once redefined losing was a winner despite it all — and there's no telling how much farther these new Clippers can go.

  • Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford, left, goes up for a shot as Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green defends during the first half in Game 7 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series, Saturday, May 3, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Clippers hold off Warriors 126-121 to win Game 7

    When the final buzzer sounded on the longest week of the Los Angeles Clippers' careers, they felt more exhaustion than elation. While coach Doc Rivers high-fived fans and pumped his fist at the crowd, Blake Griffin and Chris Paul quietly congratulated each other.

  • The Rev. Jesse Jackson, center, talks to Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul and Jamal Crawford before Game 5 of the Clippers' opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in Los Angeles. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced Tuesday that Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned for life by the league. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

    Jordan, Paul lead Clippers over Warriors, 113-103

    On an exceptional, emotional night, the Los Angeles Clippers returned to their "safe haven" and moved to the brink of winning just their third playoff series since Donald Sterling bought the team in 1981.

  • Griffin, Jordan carrying Clippers past Warriors

    Blake Griffin buried bank shots, turnaround jumpers and spinning layups. DeAndre Jordan gobbled up rebounds and opposing shots, often flexing his muscles and letting out a roar.

  • Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin, shoots over Golden State Warriors' David Lee (10) during the first half in Game 3 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series, Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Clippers beat Warriors 98-96 for 2-1 series lead

    Chris Paul pounded his chest and shouted toward the Golden State Warriors' bench. Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan high-fived, and the Los Angeles Clippers soaked in the silence of the once-roaring, gold-shirt wearing crowd as they walked off the court together.

  • Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, left, puts up a shot as Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan defends during the first half in Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series, Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Warriors beat Clippers 109-105 in playoff opener

    The Golden State Warriors stumbled out of the gate, missing their first eight shots while falling behind by 11 points and forcing coach Mark Jackson to call two timeouts to steady his young team.

  • Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, right, goes up for a dunk as Denver Nuggets forward Jan Vesely, of the Czech Republic, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Clippers beat Nuggets 117-105 for record 57th win

    Blake Griffin won't be playing in Portland, regardless of whether his 16th technical of the season is rescinded.

  • Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul (3) drives against Minnesota Timberwolves forward Robbie Hummel (6) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Minneapolis, Monday, March 31, 2014.  (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

    Blake-less Clippers beat Timberwolves 114-104

    The excuses came ready made for the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night. Blake Griffin and Jamal Crawford were out with injuries. They were playing their fourth game of a five-game road trip.

  • Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, left, goes up for a dunk as Detroit Pistons guard Rodney Stuckey watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Paul leads Clippers past Pistons

    The Clippers' success isn't just because of Blake Griffin's scoring and Chris Paul's playmaking. The dramatic improvement in rebounding has been an integral part as well.

  • Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap (4) and Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) reach for a rebound in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 8, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)

    Clippers outlast Hawks for 7th straight win

    Coming off a resounding victory over the Lakers in which they posted the largest winning margin in franchise history, the Los Angeles Clippers had to fight to the bitter end against the Atlanta Hawks after squandering an 11-point lead in the fourth quarter.

  • Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, left, puts up a shot as Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Griffin, Collison help Clippers top Rockets 101-93

    The Clippers proved again that they can go nose-to-nose with the Houston Rockets and defend their 1-2 punch of Dwight Howard and James Harden.

  • Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, left, puts up a shot as Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Griffin's 36 lead Clippers past Raptors 118-105

    Blake Griffin has become the first player in the history of the Los Angeles Clippers' franchise with three consecutive games of 30 or more points. And he's made it look easy, even without Chris Paul's help.

  • Los Angeles Clippers forward Hedo Turkoglu, top, of Turkey, rips the ball away from Utah Jazz guard Gordon Hayward during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in Los Angeles . (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Crawford, Griffin power Clippers over Jazz 102-87

    Despite playing their 10th game in 16 nights, the Los Angeles Clippers were able to shrug off a sluggish start and find enough energy to pull away from the Jazz.

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