SACRAMENTO — Blake Griffin made a 10-foot jumper with 3.2 seconds remaining and had a season-high 33 points to lead the Clippers over the Sacramento Kings, 97-95 on Saturday night.
The Clippers squandered a 10-point, fourth-quarter lead, but Griffin sent them home from their five-game road trip with a pair of victories.
Lou Williams made four 3-pointers and had 18 points for the Clippers, who have beat the Kings 10 straight times in Sacramento. Austin Rivers added 14 points and DeAndre Jordan had 16 rebounds.
LOS ANGELES — It rhymes with indeed, or friend in need.
The NBA has enough under-25 stars to fill up several red carpets. Maybe the league can loan Joel Embiid to the NFL, or some other distressed business that seeks a savior.
On Wednesday night, in a building that has celebrated two NBA championships, two Stanley Cups, Adele and Taylor Swift, Embiid stapled a new page in league history. He also punched a hole in the Lakers, or at least in their delusions that they’re anywhere close to catching up to the times.
Ordinarily you’d need a whole frontcourt to put together
LOS ANGELES – In more than two years as a Laker, things had never been going better for Larry Nance Jr. He won a starting job in training camp, had embraced and thrived in Coach Luke Walton’s system and had begun to show he may have a future beyond an NBA glue guy.
Then he bit on a pump fake and all of that was put on hold.
“It was one of those immediate (things),” Nance said. “I knew what happened.”
What happened was that in the third quarter of Thursday’s loss in Portland, Caleb Swanigan got Nance off his feet. When