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Los Angeles Clippers shoots head coach Vinny Del Negro yells out to his team in the first half against the Atlanta Hawks at Staples Center on November 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The Clippers defeated the Hawks 89-76. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Del Negro Proud Of Season, Uncertain About Future With Clippers

Coach Vinny Del Negro is proud of the Los Angeles Clippers’ breakthrough season, even though he doesn’t know if he’ll be around for the next one.

05/06/2013

Head Coach Mike D'Antoni of the Los Angeles Lakers draws up plays for his team against the San Antonio Spurs in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on April 28, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lakers Move Toward Uncertain Future After Trifling Season

Dwight Howard’s unrestricted free agency, coach Mike D’Antoni’s job status, Pau Gasol’s tenuous future, Metta World Peace’s amnesty possibilities and the injury comebacks of Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash are only the biggest issues facing the Lakers as they decide whether to try this grand experiment again.

04/29/2013

APRIL 27: The Los Angeles Clippers stand during the national anthem before Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Memphis Grizzlies during the 2013 NBA Playoffs on April 27, 2013 at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. (credit: Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

Clippers Prepare For Key Game As Playoffs Move Back To LA

Now that they’ve had a couple of days to digest those back-to-back losses the suddenly rejuvenated Grizzlies shoved down their throats in Memphis, the Clippers are back home and eager to swing the momentum back in their favor in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series.

04/29/2013

Serge Ibaka #9 of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers reach for the ball at Staples Center on March 3, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (credit: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Ibaka Won’t Be Suspended For Hit On Griffin

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka will not serve suspension time after hitting the Clippers’ Blake Griffin in the groin during Sunday’s game at Staples Center.

03/05/2013

Metta World Peace #15, Kobe Bryant #24, and Dwight Howard #12 of the Los Angeles Lakers wait to resume play action against the Atlanta Hawks at Staples Center on March 3, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (credit: Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Kobe Leads Lakers Over Hawks 99-98 In Exciting Ending

Kobe Bryant scored 11 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter and hit the go-ahead layup with 9 seconds left, leading the Los Angeles Lakers back to .500 for the first time in more than two months with a 99-98 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night.

03/03/2013

Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers addresses the crowd in a ceremony honoring Lakers late owner Dr. Jerry Buss before the game with the Boston Celtics at Staples Center on February 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Cannon, Fans Pay Respects At Laker Game

For Dr. Jerry Buss, it was hard to beat watching his Lakers take on the Celtics. Wednesday night at the Staples Center, he would have been proud and honored, not only by the 113-99 victory the Lakers earned over the Celtics, but by the touching tribute given back by the city, and the people who loved him.

02/21/2013

Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers looks on February 10, 2013 in a game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (credit: Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/ Getty Images)

Clippers Reportedly Staying Quiet At Trade Deadline

As Thursday’s NBA trade deadline approaches, it appears the Clippers have no intention of making any moves.

02/20/2013

New Orleans Hornets v Los Angeles Lakers

Photos: Lakers Beat New Orleans, 102-84

The hottest team in the NBA, the Los Angeles Lakers host the New Orleans Hornets at Staples Center.

03/27/2011

Marcin Gortat #4 of the Phoenix Suns dunks during the game against the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staple Center on March 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Mel Blackmon/CBS)

Nash, Frye Lead Suns Past Clippers

Steve Nash had 23 points, 13 assists and seven rebounds, Channing Frye added 19 points and the Phoenix Suns surged early in the fourth quarter for a 108-99 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.

03/20/2011

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