On Thursday night against the Clippers, it felt for the first time like last year's Sixers decided to show up. They were comfortably the better team for the first 24 minutes, and then slowly let their opponent claw back into the game, making a blowout closer than it should have been. The Sixers are back, baby.In all seriousness, Philadelphia's 122-113 win over the Los Angeles Clippers felt like a return to the form most expected and a potential turning point for the team, with encouraging performances coming all over the court. The Sixers have a pair of winnable games this weekend – a home matinee against Detroit on Saturday, and a Sunday evening date with the Brooklyn Nets — which can serve as a potential launching pad for their season if they carry over the positives from Thursday's win.But let's focus on that game before we start looking too far ahead. It all starts with the star of the show.Joel Embiid forces a personnel change all by himselfThe Clippers had absolutely … [Read more...] about Sixers show signs of turning the corner in win over Los Angeles Clippers
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The NBA is back, for another nine months of glory. After a short offseason the Nuggets are back and ready to chase their first postseason appearance since the 2012-13 season when they lost to the Warriors in the first round. There is a lot to look forward to this season for Denver. There is a new face in town with veteran Isaiah Thomas. Will Barton is set to start after signing a four-year, $54 million contract over the summer. You also can’t forget about the $148-million-dollar man, Nikola Jokic, who agreed to a five-year max deal that will keep him in Denver through the 2022-23 season. So enjoy the ride this season, there are sure to be many ups and downs as the Nuggets aim to be one of 16 teams in the playoffs. Here is a look at everything Nuggets related you may have missed. Nuggets’ Jamal Murray growing into leadership role: I need to show everybody how it’s done Meet the Denver Nuggets: 2018-19 roster, player profiles, season expectations Nuggets coach … [Read more...] about Denver Sports Omelette: A roundup of Nuggets news leading up to the season opener at Los Angeles Clippers
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Sports Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByKevin Draper Sept. 18, 2018 Every N.B.A. team is looking for the slightest edge, the smallest piece of data or advantage that will help it win or sign the right players. The Los Angeles Clippers believe they found that something special in an unexpected place: the pages of Sports Illustrated. The magazine announced Monday night that one of its stars, Lee Jenkins, who covers the N.B.A. and has written some of the magazine’s most popular profiles, was leaving after a decade, to join the Clippers in a newly created post called executive director of research and identity. “I was offered an extraordinary opportunity to work in the front office of an N.B.A. team and see the league I cover from a different angle,” Jenkins said in the announcement. A number of writers have crossed … [Read more...] about The Los Angeles Clippers Signed a Big Star. From Sports Illustrated.
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Sports NBAThe Los Angeles Clippers will reportedly drop Bruce Bowen as their TV analyst following remarks he made about Kawhi Leonard.According to sources quoted by ESPN, the franchise has told Fox Sports West it does not consider it appropriate to extend Bowen’s contract, which was due to be renewed before he made his comments on Leonard.Like any other NBA franchise, the Clippers play a significant role in deciding who networks hire as their analysts.A three-time NBA champion with the San Antonio Spurs and a former ESPN analyst, Bowen landed himself in hot water with the Clippers when he suggested Leonard was being “badly advised.”Recommended Slideshows76In Pictures: the Biggest Stadiums in the World51In Pictures: 50 Highest-Paid Athletes in the World32World's Most Valuable Sports TeamsThe 2014 NBA Finals MVP had revealed he wanted to leave San Antonio and move to Los Angeles, while the Clippers looked to set up a trade to acquire him."I think there's nothing but … [Read more...] about Los Angeles Clippers Drop Bruce Bowen After Kawhi Leonard Remarks