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Report: Clippers would like to re-sign Montrezl Harrell and Marcus Morris as free agents

The Los Angeles Clippers will have to focus on building their roster around Kawhi Leonard and Paul George moving forward. They locked up several role players to long-term contracts over the summer, but face two critical free agent situations this offseason with Montrezl Harrell and Marcus Morris. Jovan Buha of The Athletic reports that the Clippers would like to re-sign both players.
Tags: News, Los Angeles Clippers, Paul George, Clippers, Athletic, Marcus Morris, Kawhi Leonard, Montrezl Harrell, Marcus Morris Jovan Buha

Whicker: John Beilein the latest to learn that NBA, NCAA share little but leather

Nine months ago there was no more respected college basketball coach than John Beilein. Nine months from now you might be able to say the same thing. As of now, Beilein joins the battered list of those entranced, and capsized, by the NBA’s siren song. At 66 he ended his 12-year tour at Michigan to become the coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. After they lost 40 of 54 games he walked away from the rest of his contract. Beilein and Michigan were in the 2013 and 2018 NCAA championship games. His pla...
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Clippers playing winning defense with their full roster

Opponents are going to have issues beating the Clippers if they’re going to have this much trouble scoring on them. In their past two games, the Clippers held both Memphis and Phoenix to fewer than 100 points. (That, after giving up an average of 121 points in the three-game losing streak immediately prior.) L.A. stifled the Grizzles’ ball movement on Monday, limiting Memphis to 20 assists — 7.1 off their league-leading average. And they kept it up against the Suns on Wednesday, holding their ho...
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LeBron James out for Lakers-Warriors (groin injury)

The NBA can't drop the Warriors from nationally televised games quickly enough. Now, not even the Lakers will hold up their end of the bargain for tomorrow's matchup. Lakers: LeBron James has presented himself as a foil to Kawhi Leonard, as someone who won't rest when healthy enough to play.
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Clippers snap 3-game skid with 124-97 rout of Grizzlies

Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers served notice on Monday night just how dominant they can be with a healthy roster. Leonard scored 25 points in three quarters as the Clippers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 124-97 rout of the Memphis Grizzlies. Montrezl Harrell had 22 points for Los Angeles, which led throughout and was up by 35 early in the second quarter.
Tags: News, Memphis Grizzlies, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Clippers, Clippers, Grizzlies, Kawhi Leonard, Leonard, Memphis Grizzlies Montrezl Harrell

Giannis And The Bucks Spank The Sixers

Saturday's seven-game slate provided plenty of highlights, including Giannis and his Bucks demolishing the Sixers, Harden & Westbrook combining for 72 points in Utah, while both John Collins and Deandre Ayton put up massive lines in wins for their respective squads. Kawhi Leonard scored 31 points and tacked on eight rebounds, five assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 37 minutes on Saturday afternoon, but it was enough to prevent the Clippers from falling at home to the Kings. Collins ...
Tags: Utah, News, Collins, Philadelphia 76ers, Hawks, Clippers, Kawhi Leonard, Giannis, John Collins, DeAndre Ayton, Sixers Harden Westbrook

Sacramento Kings Beat Clippers At Staples Again, 112-103

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kent Bazemore scored a season-high 23 points, Bogdan Bogdanovic added 20 and the Sacramento Kings beat the Los Angeles Clippers on the road for the second time in less than a month, winning 112-103 on Saturday. De’Aaron Fox had 20 points and eight assists for the surging Kings. They have won two straight out of the All-Star break and eight of 12 overall. Sacramento blew a 14-point lead in the second half to a Clippers lineup missing injured stars Paul George and Patrick Beverl...
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Clippers enjoy a full complement at practice, at least

PLAYA VISTA — Everyone, old and new, was present and accounted for – and on the court – Thursday and Friday. Key cogs Paul George and Patrick Beverley joined newcomers Marcus Morris and Reggie Jackson among the participants at practices Thursday and Friday, as the Clippers (37-18) prepare for the final 27-game regular-season push that begins with a Saturday matinee against the Sacramento Kings (22-33) at Staples Center. George and Beverley both are listed as “out” for Saturday, but George’s part...
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Clippers prepare for stretch run, in flux but formidable

In the immediate aftermath of a stinging 141-133 overtime loss in Boston, even Amir Coffey, a young guard on a two-way contract, seemed to be channeling some of the angst associated with this season’s Clippers, telling reporters on the scene: “We have a lot to work through.” That might be true: The Clippers limped into the All-Star break, losing three of four on their road trip and without knowing when they’d get Paul George (that nagging hamstring) or Patrick Beverley (that nagging groin) back ...
Tags: Boston, Sports, Sacramento Kings, DeMarcus Cousins, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Kansas, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Kobe Bryant, Reggie Jackson, Detroit Pistons, Lakers, Paul George, George

Clippers’ JaMychal Green takes pride in providing a spark off bench

PLAYA VISTA — Kawhi Leonard and Paul George clicked the heels of their New Balance and Nike sneakers, no-place-like-homed their way back to Southern California and – poof! – turned the Clippers into title contenders. The superstars wished to be near family and friends, to be able to inspire and give back in the Moreno Valley and Palmdale communities where they grew up, to deliver with backpacks and basketball courts and just by being around – and to try to lead the Clippers to their first NBA ti...
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Kawhi Leonard: "Kobe es una inspiración en mi vida"

El jugador americano recuerda a su amigo.
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Kawhi Leonard named All-Star Game MVP

All-Star Weekend in Chicago reached its climax Sunday night, with the game matching Team LeBron and Team Giannis providing drama that the in-season showcase had not seen in quite some time. The fourth quarter was played without a clock, instead going with the “Elam Ending” made famous in The Tournament (a winner-take-all tournament played every summer). Kawhi Leonard was named the first winner of the Kobe Bryant All-Star Game MVP award, as he finished with 30 points, seven rebounds, four assists...
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Kawhi Leonard Becomes First to Win All-Star MVP Award Named for Kobe Bryant

(CHICAGO) — Kawhi Leonard made it look effortless, nailing one 3-pointer after another and nearly matching an All-Star Game record. The tough part came afterward. Finding the right words to express how he felt after becoming the first Kobe Bryant MVP award winner wasn’t so easy. Leonard scored 30 points and hit eight 3-pointers to lead Team LeBron to a 157-155 victory over Team Giannis on Sunday night. He was presented the MVP trophy that the league renamed after Bryant on Saturday, three w...
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'It just means a lot to me': Kawhi Leonard wins inaugural Kobe Bryant All-Star MVP Award

Kawhi Leonard was the recipient of the newly-renamed Kobe Bryant All-Star MVP Award with a 30-point performance in Team LeBron's victory.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Kawhi Leonard wins first Kobe Bryant All-Star MVP award

Leonard scored 30 points and hit eight 3-pointers to lead Team LeBron to a 157-155 victory over Team Giannis on Sunday night. He was presented the MVP trophy that the league renamed after Bryant on Saturday, three weeks after the Lakers great and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were among the nine people killed when their helicopter crashed near Los Angeles. It's very special,'' Leonard said.
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Kawhi Leonard shines. When he wants to

Leonard just lets his game do the talking. Especially on the biggest stages. I always just want to play on an MVP level so my team can win,” Leonard said.
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Kawhi Leonard Wins Kobe Bryant MVP Award: 'Words can't even explain' what this means

Kawhi Leonard wins the first NBA All-Star Kobe Bryant MVP Award at the 2020 NBA All-Star Game.
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Kawhi Leonard named the first winner of the Kobe Bryant MVP Award at the NBA All-Star Game

Kawhi Leonard was the first recipient of the Kobe Bryant MVP Award Sunday.
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Kawhi Leonard wins inaugural Kobe Bryant All-Star MVP Award

Kawhi Leonard was the recipient of the newly-renamed Kobe Bryant All-Star MVP Award with a 30-point performance in Team LeBron's victory.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Team LeBron tops Team Giannis in energy-filled All-Star Game

CHICAGO — The All-Star Game had a charge, coach’s challenges, and needling of the referees, composing perhaps the most entertaining quarter anyone will see before April. In short: It had real, authentic competition — something that has always felt lacking year after year. A format change putting money on the line for charity and a fourth-quarter race to 24 points (in honor of Kobe Bryant) gave the All-Star Game on Sunday in Chicago a needed jolt: Team LeBron topped Team Giannis, 157-155, and Kaw...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Nba, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Kobe Bryant, Lakers, Kyle Lowry, United Center, Bryant, All Star, Dwight Howard, Rudy Gobert, Kawhi Leonard

Leonard, LeBron, Davis lead Team LeBron over Team Giannis

The Latest on Sunday night's NBA All-Star Game (all times local): 10:35 p.m. Kawhi Leonard scored 30, LeBron James scored 23 and Chicago product Anthony Davis finished with 20 points after hitting the winning free throw to lift Team LeBron to a 157-155 victory over Team Giannis in the All-Star game. Leonard, who was named the Kobe Bryant All-Star MVP, made eight 3-pointers to finish one shy of Paul George's All-Star record in 2016.
Tags: News, Chicago, Nba, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers, Paul George, All Star, Kawhi Leonard, Leonard, Kobe Bryant All Star MVP

Team Giannis, Team LeBron play to tie; Giannis leads 133-124

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 25 points and Team Giannis leads Team LeBron 133-124 after three quarters even though Kawhi Leonard is closing in on the record for most 3-pointers in an All-Star Game. The teams tied 41-all in the third quarter, after Team LeBron matched an All-Star scoring record while taking the first quarter 53-41 and Team Giannis bounced back in the second 51-30. Rudy Gobert scored 21 points in all and 12 in the quarter, including a a tying alley-oop dunk off a feed from Trae Y...
Tags: News, Los Angeles Lakers, Rudy Gobert, Kawhi Leonard, Giannis, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Trae Young, Team Giannis, Giannis Team LeBron

Ben Simmons puts on early show, Joel Embiid comes on late as Team LeBron beats Team Giannis in NBA All-Star Game

The Sixers were well represented by Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons at the 2020 NBA All-Star Game in Chicago Sunday. Ultimately, Team LeBron won a thrilling - well, at least the fourth quarter was - game over Team Giannis, 157-155, on an Anthony Davis free throw. Kawhi Leonard won the newly named Kobe Bryant All-Star Game MVP Award scoring a game-high 30 points.
Tags: News, Chicago, Nba, Anthony Davis, Kobe Bryant, Philadelphia 76ers, Ben Simmons, Kawhi Leonard, NBA All Star Game, Joel Embiid

Team Giannis rebounds, beats Team LeBron in 2nd quarter,

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 14 points and Team Giannis took the second quarter 51-30 after dropping the opener even though Kawhi Leonard closed in on the record for most 3-pointers in an All-Star Game. After Team LeBron matched an All-Star record for scoring while winning the first quarter 53-41, Team Giannis returned the favor in the second. Antetokounmpo, the reigning league MVP, threw down dunk after dunk and ended the half with 20 points in all.
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Clippers’ Pat Beverley lives childhood dream at All-Star weekend in hometown

CHICAGO — Patrick Beverley is nothing if not ambitious. On Saturday morning, sitting on a dais for the first All-Star Game in his hometown in 32 years, Beverley laid out two of the goals that he reputedly scribbles down on Post-Its at his L.A. home – a long-term one, and one for the short-term. “First, being an NBA champion,” he said. “But first, right now, being a skills champion.” The short-term goal turned out to be short-lived: Beverley did not survive the first round of the NBA Skills Chall...
Tags: Sports, Toronto, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Michael Jordan, Nba, Miami, Philadelphia, Jordan, Raptors, Paul George, Bulls, Clippers, Beverley, Pat Beverley

Doncic, 20, grabs All-Star spotlight

Luka Doncic appears to be growing more comfortable as the center of the basketball world. The Dallas Mavericks' second-year guard was mobbed by media and rushed by fans Saturday at NBA All-Star Game Media Day at Wintrust Arena on the shores of Lake Michigan, and the signs that Doncic has entirely arrived as one of the game's best were undeniable. LeBron James paid Doncic big respect by drafting him with his third pick -- behind Anthony Davis and Kawhi Leonard -- to Team LeBron despite ...
Tags: News, Dallas Mavericks, Nba, Anthony Davis, James, Lake Michigan, Kawhi Leonard, Luka Doncic, Doncic, Wintrust Arena

Kawhi Leonard praises Jayson Tatum after Celtics star's epic game vs. Clippers

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum showed the NBA world he is ready for superstardom Wednesday night in a career performance against the Los Angeles Clippers. Tatum dropped 39 points and played fantastic defense to lift the Celtics to a 141-133 victory in double overtime at TD Garden. Perhaps the most impressive part of Tatum's epic game was his success against one of the league's best players in Kawhi Leonard.
Tags: News, Nba, Boston Celtics, Celtics, Clippers, Kawhi Leonard, Tatum, Jayson Tatum, Los Angeles Clippers Tatum

Raptors' 15-game win streak snapped with 101-91 loss to Nets

The Toronto Raptors were hoping to keep rolling right into the All-Star break. Instead, they had their franchise-record winning streak stopped at 15 games with a 101-91 loss to the Brooklyn Nets. Still, the reigning NBA champions are 40-15 despite losing Kawhi Leonard last summer and battling injuries all season, so they could easily shrug off a poor performance Wednesday.
Tags: News, Nba, Brooklyn Nets, Toronto Raptors, Kawhi Leonard

James Harden and Russell Westbrook 'scary' in matching Leonard and George feat

James Harden believes his partnership with Russell Westbrook can be "pretty scary" after they became only the second team-mates this season to score at least 35 points each in the same game. The two combined for 78 points as the Rockets recorded a 116-105 home win over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday that ended their opponents' run of seven straight victories. Harden scored 42, including seven three-pointers, with Westbrook adding 36 as they followed Los Angeles Clippers duo Kawhi Leonard and...
Tags: News, Nba, Rockets, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers, Russell Westbrook, Paul George, George, James Harden, Westbrook, Harden, Kawhi Leonard, Leonard

Simmons triple-double helps 76ers take down Clippers, Rockets end Celtics streak

A Ben Simmons triple-double inspired the Philadelphia 76ers to a 110-103 victory at home to Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers in the NBA. Simmons posted his second successive triple-double, finishing with 26 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists for the 76ers in Philadelphia on Tuesday. It was his sixth triple-double of the season and 30th of his career as the 76ers – who already boast the NBA's best home record at 25-2 – won their third straight to improve to 34-21 for the campaign.
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