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Lebron & Love Top Timberwolves Tickets in January

There are few bright spots this season for the Minnesota Timberwolves. In a season in which Ricky Rubio goes down with injury, the most important aspect for the Wolves is the growth of their young players. One of the bright spots is Shabazz Muhammad, who is arguably the best player on the team. Other young players such as Wiggins and Bennett show glimpses of what they can become, and Zach Lavine is becoming a good point guard. The Timberwolves look to the future, and with their positioning in the West, they are settled for a top 3 pick at least. The Wolves will probably end up with the worst record in the West, but the problem is that Eastern Conference teams, namely Philadelphia and Detroit are worse. They are mostly playing on the road in January, which for a team looking to lose more games than it wins, is a good thing. Not that the Wolves are purposely tanking, but their talent is not on pair with NBA teams. Here is the Timberwolves Schedule for January games at the Target Center preview.

Timberwolves vs Kings, January 1, Starting price $7, Average price $44

The first duel between the two ended with a win for Sacramento. However, the Sacramento Kings are on a downfall lately, and after firing their coach, they are in a mess. The game is poised to be high scoring game, as the Kings will try to run more, and the Timberwolves always run with their young guys.

Timberwolves vs Jazz, January 3, Starting price $14, Average price $25

The two teams actually play in Utah few days before. The duel between the Jazz and the Wolves is an interesting one, since it is a direct duel for the last spot in the West. It seems unconventional for teams to be fighting for a last spot, but in the case of Utah and Minnesota, the lower the seed, the better the pick.

Timberwolves vs Nuggets, January 5, Starting price $8, Average price $27

In a span of 3 weeks, the teams will play three times, with the Nuggets hosting two games, the one on December 26 and on January 17. The first week of January, however, is reserved for a matchup in the Twin City. The Nuggets are a mystery team this season, as they’ve had both winning and losing streaks. Just when you think they are getting things together, the Nuggets lose 4-5 in a row. Minnesota, on the other hand, doesn’t have a long winning streak on its resume this year. The Nuggets and Timberwolves will play at the Pepsi Center on Jan 17th as well.

Timberwolves vs Suns, January 7, Starting price $9, Average price $52

If nothing else, this game should provide ton of excitement, since both teams play at an extremely fast pace. And both teams have high flying athletes on their roster for some dunks and alley ops. Wiggins and Thad Young on the Timberwolves, and Green on the Suns side are more than enough reason to tune in.

Timberwolves vs Spurs, January 10, Starting price $21, Average price $39

The San Antonio Spurs already routed Minnesota two times this season. Now, in a game when the Wolves play on the second night of a back to back set, things should not be different. At least Zach Lavine will enjoy playing versus some of his teammates from the National team. And he might pick up some tricks from Tony Parker on the way.

Timberwolves vs Mavericks, January 21, Starting price $8, Average price $43

The Timberwolves manage to score 101 points per 100 possessions. But the problem is, they allow opponents to score 112 points per 100 possessions. And with the high scoring Mavs in town, and their top notch offense, the Wolves are in trouble. One silver lining might be the chance for Gorgui Dieng to go head to head with Mavs big men. Considering the talent and the skill of Nowitzki and Tyson Chandler, Dieng might be in for a lesson of his life.

Timberwolves vs Pelicans, January 23, Starting price $11, Average price $23

The first time the teams met, the Pelicans scored 139 points, probably the highest in their history. On the bright side, the fans will get to see Anthony Davis in live, which is always fun and entertaining. And it would also be a chance for Dieng to show his skills versus the player he missed playing during the World Cup in Spain.

Timberwolves vs Celtics, January 28, Starting price $18, Average price $38

Depending whether Rondo will still be in Celtics uniform or not, the matchup might turn out to be a duel of two rookies at the point guard position. Marcus Smart vs Zach Lavine is an interesting duel, and both players will get a chance to learn. Lavine is already taking full advantage of the injury Ricky Rubio suffered, and Smart will get even more playing time if Rondo is traded.

Timberwolves vs Cavs, January 31, Starting price $59, Average price $77

The homecoming for Kevin Love. After playing for the Timberwolves the past 6 seasons, Love was traded to the Cavs in what was a rebuilding move by Minnesota. The Wolves got young players and draft picks, and the Cleveland Cavaliers got a running mate for LeBron James. In the end, everyone are happy, but the Wolves will have to wait few years for their prize to achieve greatness. You can also purchase Cavaliers vs Timberwolves tickets for the Quicken Loans Arena starting at $35.00.

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Warriors ticket prices for January

Thunder & Cavaliers Top Warriors Tickets In January

The Warriors are starting the New Year with their first four games playing at home, in Oracle Arena. The team that is hottest in the NBA, and arguably looking like the best title contender, will host some of the better quality teams in January. But with the way Stephen Curry, Clay Thompson and Co. are playing, it looks like nothing can stop them. They are winning ugly games, they are winning high scoring games, and everything in between. Curry is a legitimate MVP candidate, and Steve Kerr has made some adjustments that has placed the Warriors in top 10 for both offensive and defensive rating. Here is the Warriors ticket prices and schedule for their home games at the Oracle Arena in January.

Warriors vs Raptors, January 2, Average price $104

If DeMar DeRozan is healthy and ready to go, this might be the duel of the two best teams from each conference. The Raptors might still be No.1 in the East, but without DeRozan, they are a different team. And with him in the lineup, fans will get a chance to see two of the best backcourts in the league: Curry + Thompson vs Lowry + DeRozan.Warriors vs Raptors tickets start at $58.00.

Warriors vs Thunder, January 5, Average price $113

The Warriors won the first matchup, but that was without Durant and Westbrook in the lineup. With its dynamic duo back and healthy, the Thunder are rolling. Games versus the Warriors and other elite teams in the West are measuring stick, and Durant would sure love to send a message. OKC might not be in the top 4 in the rankings by then, but they will be there by the end of the season.Warriors vs Thunder tickets start at $52.00.

Warriors vs Pacers, January 7, Average price $67

Even without Paul George, the Pacers are a good defensive team. Roy Hibbert is back to his usual self, and under Coach Frank Vogel, the Pacers will defend. The problem is their scoring, and versus the defense of the Warriors, points do not come easy. This should be an easy win for the Warriors, but you never know.Warriors vs Pacers tickets start at $31.00.

Warriors vs Cavaliers, January 9, Average price $200

The Cavs are starting to figure things out, which should serve as a great building block for an amazing game. Throw in the fact that the Warriors had the chance to trade for Kevin Love, but choose to stick with the Splash Brothers instead, and there is enough intrigue to make this game one for the ages. And we haven’t even got to the point guard duel of two magicians with the ball.Warriors vs Cavaliers tickets start at $145.00.

Warriors vs Heat, January 14, Average price $185

As with many other teams they faced this season, the Warriors routed the Heat in their first matchup. This time, they will be playing on a second night of a back to back set, having played in Utah the previous night. But with the way the Heat are playing, and the injuries they are facing, they might be an easy prey for the Warriors.Warriors vs Heat tickets start at $25.00.

Warriors vs Nuggets, January 19, Average price $45

The game will feature two point guards selected in the 2009 draft, with Curry going 7th and Ty Lawson going 18th to the Nuggets. It was a point guard heavy class, and five years later, we see how good some of the prospects have developed. Lawson and Curry are arguably the two best point guards of the class, and they will have the chance to go head to head.Warriors vs Nuggets tickets start at $29.00.

Warriors vs Rockets, January 21, Starting price $32, Average price $80

The teams meet two times this season, and GSW won both duels by a wide margin. However, things will be different now with Dwight Howard in the lineup, and looking spry as ever. James Harden couldn’t take the Warriors by himself, but he will have his big guy helping him in this one. The duel between Harden and the Splash brothers is interesting enough, with all three players able to go 30+ points on a given night, but toss in Howard and things are even more interesting.Warriors vs Rockets tickets start at $32.00.

Warriors vs Kings, January 23, Average price $75

How quickly things change in the NBA. The Kings were looking great in November, and were challenging for a playoff spot. Then Demarcus Cousins got hurt, and the Kings are falling. They fired their coach, and until they hire new one and install an identity, they will be an easy target for all teams, especially title contenders such as the Warriors.Warriors vs Kings tickets start at $44.00.

Warriors vs Celtics, January 25, Average price $67

If Rajon Rondo is still wearing green by this time, this will be one hell of a matchup. While nothing is imminent, there are rumors the Cs might trade him. But while in green, he lives for moments and matchups like these. Rondo loves going versus the elite point guards, and Curry is a challenge enough to motivate Rondo, the triple double machine.Warriors vs Celtics tickets start at $44.00.

Warriors vs Bulls, January 27, Average price $70

Two days after facing Rondo, Curry will have to face Derrick Rose, another great point guard. But Curry is no stranger to facing elite guards and shooting all over them. He has become so versatile and impossible to guard, as he can shoot, pass, dribble, drive to the basket and everything in between. The Bulls however, pose a challenge due to their stiff defense. Another interesting matchup is Butler vs Thompson, two young shooting guards on the rise. Warriors vs Bulls tickets start at $27.00.

Warriors vs Suns, January 31, Average price $84

Playing on the second night of a back to back is a challenge enough. Going against three guards and their fast tempo is even more challenging. An added bonus for the matchup is the first duel between the two. Phoenix is one of the few teams to have beaten the Warriors this season. Warriors vs Suns tickets start at $45.00.

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LA Clippers ticket prices for January

Cavaliers & Lakers Highlight Clippers Top Tickets In January

For the first two weeks of January, the Clippers are playing at home. They won’t have to leave Los Angeles starting from Christmas, when they host the Warriors, and play 9 games at home from there on. That will be a great chance for the team to pile up some wins, and rise up in the rankings. They have small chance to win the division and catch the Warriors, but this was supposed to be the year they are legitimate title contender. The Clippers showed flashes of their potential during a long winning streak in late November – early December, but then lost few games. One thing is certain, their pick and roll offense with CP3 and Blake Griffin is deadly, but the problem are role players, and their lack of true small forward.

Clippers vs Sixers, January 3, Starting price $16, Average price $49

The chance to rack up wins starts with the first game of 2015, when the Clippers host the lowly Sixers. There is no worse team than Philadelphia for the past two seasons. However, the Sixers have scared few teams here and there, and even pushed Memphis to OT once. Michael Carter Williams is playing better and better, and his duel with CP3 is bound to bring entertainment.

Clippers vs Hawks, January 5, Starting price $12, Average price $63

Both teams are playing good, unselfish basketball at the moment. There are few direct matchups worth watching, such as Teague vs Paul, Griffin vs Millsap, and even how will Deandre Jordan handle Al Horford. With both teams pushing the tempo, this one might turn into a highlight reel.

Clippers vs Lakers, January 7, Starting price $60, Average price $163

The Clippers won the first matchup, but it was a close game. Every time the teams meet, history and fate haunts them. CP3 could have been a Lakers player if it wasn’t for Donald Sterling. Now, he has transformed the Clippers into a championship contender, while the Lakers are headed for the lottery. There was a time the Lakers were the talk of the city, but things have changed.

Clippers vs Mavericks, January 10, Starting price $26, Average price $72

The West is so crowded, that games like this might decide whether a team ranks in the top 4 or not. While there is a notion that positioning is not much important in the West, since teams 1-8 are legitimate contenders, having home court advantage helps. Both the Mavs and the Clippers are bound for the playoffs, but their positioning is unknown. .

Clippers vs Heat, January 11, Starting price $30, Average price $147

The last game of the home streak for the Clippers is a second night of a back to back set and the visitors are the Miami Heat. No longer a championship contender, the Heat are a dangerous team nevertheless. Griffin has increased his midrange game, and expanded his range, just like Chris Bosh did few years ago. Now, two players that were bangers in the post shoot mid-range jumpers and 3s. But Griffin still dunks, and Bosh might find himself on the opposite side of a poster.

Clippers vs Cavaliers, January 16, Starting price $118, Average price $133

Kyrie Irving is becoming one of the best point guards in the league, a scary thought for teams other than the Cavs. With LeBron there to guide him, Irving can take his game to a level that few can imagine, maybe even greater than CP3. For the time being, Chris Paul is the best point guard in the league. But the Clippers might have problems in this game, given their lack of small forward. James might have a layup fest if there is no one to check him. Matt Barnes sure is not that player anymore.

Clippers vs Celtics, January 19, Starting price $20, Average price $70

In terms of controlling the tempo, passing and defense, Rajon Rondo and CP3 are very close. They are true floor generals, and point guards in the rightful sense. Which one will manage to prevail and assert his dominance is left to be seen. But Rondo is known to get extra motivation when going against players such as Paul.

Clippers vs Nets, January 22, Starting price $17, Average price $103

Whether this will be a Deron Williams vs CP3 duel is left to be seen. The Nets have placed their entire roster on the trading block. The team is in a mess, and the Clippers would be wise to take full advantage of the situation.

Clippers vs Nuggets, January 26, Starting price $14, Average price $55
The Nuggets are the Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde of the season. They go on a winning streak, then on a losing streak in a matter of days. They play inspiring basketball, then the next few games, they look like they are waiting for the summer. Depending on which team shows up, this might be extremely entertaining duel between CP3 and Lawson, and Faried and Griffin. Or, the Clippers might roll over the Nuggets.

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The Lakers Without Kobe Bryant

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The six-month wait for Kobe Bryant to return from his Achilles injury was short-lived. The Lakers superstar was slowly working his way back into shape before injury struck again a week ago Tuesday versus the Memphis Grizzlies. Bryant’s knee injury was suffered in the third quarter. The optimism the Lakers saw in Bryant’s improved play has he rounded into form was quickly scuttled once again. Bryant’s fracture of the lateral tibial plateau in the same leg he suffered his Achilles tear has put Bryant on the shelf for an additional six weeks that will carry through into the All Star break. The injury has made many question the wisdom of Bryant returning at all this season. The Lakers superstar reiterated his determination to play again this season, which he will likely do. The latest injury, although clearly not season ending, has once again made many question the Lakers decision to extend Bryant for two additional seasons beyond this year.

The Lakers have re-upped Bryant so it’s pointless to debate the merits of the deal. The club may have over-paid for the player that Bryant is at this point in his career, but you have to admire their interest in rewarding their superstar for what he’s done for the franchise. In a difficult Western Conference it’s difficult to see the Lakers competing for one of the final playoff spots. Los Angeles currently sits at 12th in the west, in a solid group of teams that includes Denver, Minnesota, New Orleans and Memphis. The Dallas and Phoenix greatly improved the already competitive west has become even tougher. With the Lakers playoff chances dim does it make sense to sit Bryant the entire regular season?

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Actually getting the famously competitive Bryant to sit out the season is a challenge in itself, but the idea of sitting Bryant does make some sense. Without Bryant the Lakers were surprisingly competitive due to the roster decisions they made in the offseason. An entire year off would give Bryant the ability to truly recover, both from the knee injury and the Achilles. There is no indication that the two injuries are related but Bryant has now suffered two major injuries on the same leg in the past eight months. A fully recovered Bryant, even if he’s diminished athletically, will allow the Lakers to achieve the max value out of his two-year extension. During the remainder of the regular season the club can take a long look at some of the younger players (Wes Johnson, Nick Young, Jordan Farmar) that have helped ignite them this season. The combination of a potential lottery big and any value the club can get for Pau Gasol in a potential trade will give the Lakers even more versatility next season.

The Lakers fan base can tolerate a subpar season to build for the future. A fully recovered Bryant and a solid draft pick can do wonders for the franchise as they move into next season. Meanwhile let’s sit back and enjoy this year’s team, who though far less talented are a lot more entertaining than last year’s Dwight Howard centered club. By:Chris Michaels.

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Do the Lakers Need Some Love?

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The Los Angeles Lakers are constantly searching for ways to shake things up. They are exploring trade scenarios, they are looking for their next superstar. They will have to find a way to turn things around and stop their descent.

The team might make a move soon, this summer or eventually the next one. But it will make a move, a big move, that’s what the Lakers have always done. LA needs to find the player who will lead the franchise to the post-Kobe Bryant era. Kevin Love might be exactly that player.

Love could be the perfect fit for the Los Angeles Lakers. He could be the superstar the team needs.

The 25-year old power forward has a contract that expires no sooner than the summer of 2016, but he does have a player option for the last year of his contract. If he chooses to opt-out, he could be a really hot target for the Lakers.

Although the Lakers would be eager to land him sooner, the team doesn’t have the assets to offer the Timberwolves. So such a deal would never work.

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Nevertheless, Minnesota signed Love to a four-year deal, when they could have offered him a maximum five-year contract. That seemed to bother Love a bit, whilst he wasn’t dissatisfied with the deal, of course. Nonetheless, Love certainly is not 100 percent happy in Minnesota. It’s not just about money. The team still hasn’t found a way to reach the highest level of competiveness.

Love’s addition by the Lakers only makes sense for the team. The departure of Dwight Howard and the rejection of the Chris Paul trade from the NBA left the Lakers with little hopes of finding the next big thing, their next superstar.

Love has many ties with Los Angeles. He was born in Santa Monica and he attended UCLA. There is an obvious link between the Lakers and Love. It’s growing constantly. However, Lakers fans will have to wait for this process to evolve.

For now, Love is just showing a bit of his talents to the Lakers fans, to the entire franchise. That’s what he did during the Lakers – Wolves meeting, earlier this season, when he put up points in bunches and sank one three-pointer after another.

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There not many more options for the Lakers in the market. LeBron James most probably will stay in Miami, where he will have the chance be a member of a winning organization and play alongside his buddy, Dwyane Wade.

Carmelo Anthony is another tough case. Melo is in the middle of his prime and the last thing he wants is to become a part of a one-star franchise. That’s what the Lakers are projected to become after Kobe retires. Melo has been in a similar situation, when he was a member of the Denver Nuggets.

The addition of Kevin Love is one that only makes sense for both the Lakers and the 25-year old superstar. Time will tell if this will become reality. By:Chris Michaels.

Western Conference Contenders and Pretenders

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Western Conference

Two weeks into the 2013-2014 NBA season the Western Conference is taking shape. The usual contenders, San Antonio and Oklahoma City are at the top, but with Denver and the Los Angeles Lakers struggling there’s an opportunity for some new contenders to make a playoff run. Here’s a look at the elite, contenders and pretenders of the early NBA season.

The West Elite: (San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State Warriors)

The veteran San Antonio Spurs picked up where they left off and are off to a fast start to begin the season. They’re well coached, experienced and deep and should contend for the top record in the NBA all season. If Tim Duncan and Tony Parker can stay healthy the Spurs are the favorites for a return trip to the finals. The Oklahoma City Thunder welcomed back Russell Westbrook early and their star point guard seems to be the same explosive player he was before his meniscus tear. The Thunder is 5-1 on the season with their lone loss versus the Minnesota Timberwolves. The presence of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook guarantees 55 to 60 wins—how that translates into the postseason is the big question. The Thunder still misses that extra scorer that James Harden once provided. The Los Angeles Clippers are still adjusting to the coaching style of Doc Rivers, but have a deep lineup and bench and an elite point guard in Chris Paul.

The Next in Line: (Minnesota, Memphis, Dallas, Houston)

The Minnesota Timberwolves are finally healthy and displaying the potential that many predicted when Ricky Rubio arrived in the United States. In Rubio, Kevin Love and Nikola Pekovic the Wolves have one of the best trios in basketball and an elite Head Coach in Rick Adelman. The Wolves acquisition of Kevin Martin, who thrived under Adelman in Sacramento, has given the club the strong perimeter shooting two guard they missed. Look for the Wolves to challenge the 50 win mark and reach the playoffs for the first time under Love. Memphis switched Head Coaches, with Dave Joerger taking over for Lionel Hollins. They’ve struggled initially in the transition but still feature the same big and physical lineup that’s worked for them the past three seasons. Marc Gasol is one of the league’s best centers and he forms perhaps the best center/power forward combination in basketball with Zach Randolph. The Dallas Mavericks, who missed the playoffs last season, have rebuilt to make another run. The newly minted backcourt of Monta Ellis and Jose Calderon is working so far, giving Dirk Nowitzki the guard play he hasn’t had since the Mavs title run. The key for Dallas, like San Antonio, is the health of their veteran players. Over in Houston the Rockets have the potential to be in the elite group, but have struggled defensively so far this season. Dwight Howard is showing many of the same inconsistencies he displayed in Los Angeles last season and he’s not yet providing the interior defensive presence the Rockets desperately need. Houston can score points on anybody; the big question is whether or not they can defend like an NBA title contender. Right now the jury is still out.

On the Upswing: (Portland)

The Blazers are off to a fast start (5-2), although only one victory is over a legit playoff contender (San Antonio). That being said the Blazers look to be a club that can occupy the playoff position(s) that the Lakers and/or Denver may be vacating. LaMarcus Aldridge is one of the premier power forwards in the game, while Damian Lillard and Nicolas Batum are consistently improving their game. The Blazers have been efficient, reducing turnovers, and are second in the conference in field goal attempts per game. Their +4.0 scoring margin is good for 5th in the conference.

Bubble Teams: (Los Angeles Lakers, New Orleans)

Putting the Lakers in the bubble team category may be a stretch. Their success hinges on how close to .500 they are when Kobe Bryant returns. Los Angeles has improved their overall depth and the youth of their roster, but still lacks the quality depth of most playoff contenders. It’s questionable whether or not Steve Nash has anything left in the tank as he battles persistent injuries. If Nash can’t provide the minutes the Lakers need they may plummet down the standings. The Pelicans are an interesting club. They’ve had some good victories this season as well as some bad performances. They’ve injected some talent into their roster but it’s still not clear how the backcourt trio of Tyreke Evans, Eric Gordon, Jrue Holliday will co-exist due to their high ball usage rate. Inside though the Pelicans have the emerging Anthony Davis who’s quickly becoming the superstar many predicted. Davis alone could be the difference maker that vaults the Pelicans into playoff contention.

The Pretenders: (Sacramento, Denver)

The Sacramento Kings have a talented roster that once again looks like a bunch of spare parts. DeMarcus Cousins is one of the most talented big men in the game, putting together a solid season. His checkered past though makes it hard to rely on him day in and day out. Ben McLemore has great potential but he’s young and finding his place in the NBA. The Kings have nice depth inside and some solid role players, but due to the consistent roster overhaul it’s been hard for them to find consistency. They’ll be a lottery team again. Denver, a Western Conference power last season is off to a slow start in the post-George Karl era. Losing several key roster components, like Andre Iguodola, Corey Brewer and Kosta Koufus has disrupted their rotation. They still have Ty Lawson to lead the team but the recent injury to Javale McGee is another blow to their depth. Denver has a significant home court advantage at Pepsi Center that could make them a fringe playoff contender, but it’s hard to see them making much of a run.
Andrew Wiggins Contenders: (Utah)

The Jazz are the NBA’s worst right now. With Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson playing for other teams the Jazz are relying on the young of Derrick Favors, Gordon Hayward and Enes Kanter to provide the bulk of the scoring. The trio has potential but they’re young and overmatched against the rest of the Western Conference. Utah is solidly positioned to get a high lottery pick with the ability to add a significant piece next June.

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The LA Clippers defeat the Utah Jazz to finish the year with the best possible way and record their 17th consecutive win

The LA Clippers defeat the Utah Jazz to finish the year with the best possible way and record their 17th consecutive win
Caron Butler with 29 points and 6/6 from beyond the arc lifted the Los Angeles Clippers over the Utah Jazz, 107-96. It was the second straight win in 3 days against Utah for LA, who have now won 17 in a row and finished the whole December unbeaten. Despite the difficulties they faced in the previous close game against the Jazz, this time the Clippers had no problem to smash their opponents. They now enter the New Year with the best momentum that any team has in the league and can finally praise themselves for their achievement.

Only two other teams in the entire NBA history have managed to stay unbeaten for an entire month, them being the 1995-96 San Antonio Spurs, which included Del Negro, and 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers. Commenting on the run, All-Star guard Chris Paul commented “I am amazed because I haven’t done it since I’ve been in the league” while Head Coach Vinnie Del Negro stated “I want to do this every year. This has got to be a staple of how we go about doing our business. We’re thinking bigger than the streak.” It’s clear that despite of all the enthusiasm and the fireworks around the streak, the Coach tries to keep things under control so his team does not rest on it and keep pushing forward for the first games in 2013.

Butler, who led his team in scoring, had 17 points in the first 12 minutes going 5 from 5 beyond the 3 point-line. Paul finished with 19 points and 9 assists and Jamal Crawford had 19 off the bench. The Clippers managed to get a double digit win and score over 100 points even with Blake Griffin staying cold, just 7 points for him and 5 shooting attempts. DeAndre Jordan had an impressive performance with 14 points and 3 blocks, including one highlight spike stop to a layup attempt from Jamal Tinsley. He also had a couple of nice alley-hoop dunks plus he makes them look so easy, because with his long wingspan he can catch the ball literally from anywhere it’s thrown.

For the Utah Jazz it was Al Jefferson who led his team with 30 points and 8 rebounds, but this wasn’t enough for them to escape with a win. Gordon Hayward finished with 16 off the bench and Derrick Favors added 11.

The Clippers are now 25-6, 15-3 at home and they enter 2013 with the greatest expectations for more. They surely are one of the most enjoyable teams to watch, not only for the team’s fans, but for any basketball and sports fan.

This first week in the New Year the Clippers will have a tough schedule. They host the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday and then the Golden State Warriors. On Friday night they play as the away team against the Los Angeles Lakers and on Saturday they face the Warriors once again.

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Nash is back are the Lakers back on track?

Steve Nash back in action for the Lakers

After a long period of difficulties the Lakers got back in the victories this last week. Finally resurrection time may have come for LA, who last Thursday was at a tough position with a 9-14 record. 10 days and four wins after, the team has finally broken out of the slump and is happy to welcome Steve Nash back.

Nash, who missed 24 games with a broken leg returned in the starting lineup at Saturday’s match against the surprising Warriors. It has been a really long wait for the two-time MPV but his impact on the team’s playing style was obvious right from the start. He finished with 12 points to go along with many assists. But the truth is that the numbers don’t tell the whole story. The whole style changes on offense with Nash on the floor who does what he knows best, creating plays for his teammates and the Lakers in fact do have some of the greatest finishers in the league in Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard.

The victories started even before Nash’s return. The Lakers survived in late game situations in most of their last wins. First one against the Wizards last Friday when they won 102-96 holding off a 27 point fourth quarter from their opponents. Lakers scored only 19 during the last 12 minutes. Next stop was Philadelphia against the Sixers, when LA broke out and won easily 111-98. Bryant finished had another high scoring game with 34 and Metta World Piece had a career high 16 rebounds to go along with 19 points, quite a performance for him. Then it was a comeback in the last quarter that saved the day for the Lakers, who took 101-100 the Bobcats at a game with a dramatic finale. The Bobcats had the chance to win the game but missed on 3 consecutive tries in the last 10 seconds thus throwing the victory to their opponents. Last game of the week came on Saturday night for the Lakers. It came down to the overtime but the Lakers escaped with a 118-115 win against the Warriors. It was another good game from Kobe Bryant who led all scorers with 34 points and of course noticeable for the night, Steve Nash’s return to the team.

The encouraging fact for Lakers fans is that things may actually get better for the team. Now, with Nash and also Gasol back from injuries, the team may show its real capabilities. Now it’s time for them to prove that the expectations during the off-season, when all the stars met in LA, were not too high. They are just one win behind the psychological border of 0.500 that could trigger a burst of momentum for the Lakers. They will surely need that going in 2013 and as playoff time is approaching. Of course there is a lot of work ahead and the road will not be easy for them.

Next up for the Lakers they play on Christmas day against the New York Knicks at home and then travel to Denver to face the Nuggets. Last game of the year is Friday night in front of the Staples Center crowd against the Portland Trailblazers.

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LA Clippers Returning to Playoffs for First Time Since 2006

Los Angeles Clippers Offical Partner Barrys Ticket Service

Los Angeles Clippers Offical Partner Barrys Ticket Service

The second-longest active postseason drought is over. The Clippers are officially in the NBA playoffs this year. They had more than just making the NBA playoffs on their minds after defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder Monday night,

Monday night’s heavyweight Western Conference bout ending in a surprising manner, as the LA Clippers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder, 92-77. The game locked up Lob City’s postseason bid, marking the first time the Clippers have made the playoffs since 2006.

Los Angeles was lead by Blake Griffin who had 17 points and 11 rebounds, but got some serious support from Nick Young off the bench who went for 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting and 3-of-4 from downtown.

The real turning point in the game came in the 3rd quarter where L.A. topped Oklahoma 23 to 14. Durant mustered 24 points, but James Hardin only had 12 while Russell Westbrook only managed nine points to go along with five turnovers.

The L.A. faithful were in attendance to celebrate their playoff qualifying night as the franchise enjoyed their 32nd consecutive sellout crowd.

There was a time, for example, the bulk of the team’s existence that simply making the NBA playoffs would have been the most a Clippers fan would dare to expect from a team that has finished with a record above .

The Clippers’ 2005-06 playoff appearance represents the only time they’ve won a playoff series while playing in Los Angeles, and even then they didn’t get beyond the second round.
The playoff berth was actually sealed in the first half when the Houston Rockets lost to the Denver Nuggets, but give the Clippers some style points for the win over the Thunder.

The Clippers rank first in the league in points per possession (PPP) on shots the ballhandler takes in the pick-and-roll, while Paul ranks sixth among all players. Point being, if Paul gets a favorable switch or the space to operate coming off a screen, he’s one of the best point producers in the league.

To properly blow up a pick-and-roll, you need to have mobile, intelligent big men. The Lakers are a perfect example of this. Pau Gasol is one of the best in the business at showing hard on a screen, then recovering properly. He’s a big reason the Lakers rank 9th in pick-and-roll ballhandler defense, even with the molasses-like duo of Derek Fisher and Steve Blake covering the ball most of the year.

Although they probably won’t meet in the first round, offensively the Clippers would love a matchup against the San Antonio Spurs, who rank as the league’s worst defensive team in PPP allowed to ballhandlers in the pick-and-roll. The Spurs have immobile bigs and lack the ability to switch their bigs on to guards — a huge reason why the previous meetings between these two teams have been so high scoring.

The Denver Nuggets would be another favorable matchup, as they check in as the 20th best team in spot-up PPP, and 23rd in 3-point percentage. However, both the Grizzlies and Nuggets pale in comparison to one of the best matchups for the Clippers and one of the worst shooting teams in the league — the Utah Jazz. The Jazz are 28th in the league in spot-up opportunities and 29th in 3-point shooting at a woeful 30.7 percent, which is almost ten percentage points lower than the first place Spurs. The Jazz are on the outside looking in at this point, but the Clippers would love to somehow see them in the first round.

The NBA playoffs begin April 28. The Clippers will play four of their remaining five games on the road, including visits to Denver, Phoenix and Atlanta before closing out the regular season April 25 in New York.

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