With a big matchup in Portland versus the Trail Blazers followed by a home date with Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers it was a big week of basketball for the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers split with the Blazers and Cavs. The Clippers defeated the Sacramento Kings to finish 2-1 during the week.
Week Recap: Wednesday night the Clippers made the trip to Portland to face the Trail Blazers, who are currently in second place in the Western Conference behind the Golden State Warriors. Los Angeles prevailed 100-94, earning a big road victory behind a big effort off the bench by Jamal Crawford. The long-time 6th man scored 25 points off the bench, including a big three pointer to give the Clippers the lead for good with 3:55 left. Chris Paul had 23 points with DeAndre Jordan adding 17 points and 18 rebounds. The victory over Portland set up a highly anticipated nationally televised game versus Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night at STAPLES Center. After losing 7 of 8 games with James resting due to multiple injuries, the Cavaliers were in turmoil coming in with many questioning the long term future of first year head coach David Blatt. As he has done so many times before, James had a big effort at STAPLES Center, leading the Cavaliers to a 126-121 victory in a wild game. The Clippers had six players in double figures with Blake Griffin leading the way with 34 points and 19 rebounds. Center DeAndre Jordan added 19 rebounds and 12 rebounds. It was a frustrating loss for the Clippers who gave up a season-high in points versus a Cavs team that had been struggling. The Clippers had very little rest, heading north to Sacramento to face the Kings on Saturday night with just a nights rest. The game was tied at halftime, but the Clippers pulled away with a solid second half. Blake Griffin led five Clippers in scoring with 30 points, with Matt Barnes adding 26, including four three-pointers. Chris Paul, JJ Redick and Jamal Crawford also scored in double figures for the Clippers.
Up Next for the Clippers: The Clippers have a winnable a game with the struggling Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night. The Clippers cap off the week with a big Sunday game versus the talented Phoenix Suns in Phoenix. With some winnable games coming up the Clippers will look to build some real momentum and perhaps an extended winning streak. Although they are in the thick of playoff contention in the Western Conference, Los Angeles hasn’t had the extended winning streaks that they’ve had in recent seasons. The can kick that off with wins in favored games versus the Celtics and Nets and a big road victory in Phoenix on Sunday night.
Clippers February Schedule
There is only four games on the Clippers February Schedule for 2015 at the Staples Center.
Houston Rockets @ Clippers Feb 11th 2015 7:30pm
Get In’s $22.00 | Average $75.00
The Houston Rockets and Clippers will start off the Clippers February Schedule at the Staples Center on Feb 11th. Currently the Rockets are in 4th place in the Western Conference. Houston is 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Clipppers won their first meeting with the Rockets on Nov 28th 102-85. View all Rockets vs Clippers Tickets for the Staples Center.
San Antoino Spurs @ Clippers Feb 19th 2015 7:30pm
Get In’s $29.00 | Average $85.00
The toughest game in the Clippers February schedule at home will be the San Antonio Spurs. Los Angeles has lost twice to them already this season. The Spurs are currently winners of 7 of last 10 games. San Antonio has also won 4 straight. This Feb 19th game at the Staples Center will be a great test for the Clippers. View all Clippers vs Spurs Tickets at the Staples Center.
Sacramento Kings @ Clippers Feb 21st 2015 7:00pm
Get In’s $26.00 | Average $93.00
The Sacremento Kings will be the third game in the Clippers February Schedule of games at the Staples Center. The Kings are pretty much done for the season currently at 16-25. Sacramento could play spoiler to the Clippers as they beat LA at the Staples Center on Nov 2nd. View all Clippers vs Kings tickets for the Staples Center.
Memphis Grizzlies @ Clippers Feb 23rd 2015 7:30pm
Get In’s $12.00 | Average $66.00
If the NBA Playoffs started today the Grizzlies and Clippers would be facing each other in the first round. Memphis is currenlty 3rd in the Western Conference and 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Grizzlies already beat the Clippers at the FedEx Forum in Nov. Marc Gasol and Zack Randoff will be a tough game for the Clippers February Schedule at home but a must needed win as well. View all Clippers vs Grizzlies Tickets for the Staples Center.
The Clippers February Schedule hasn’t been great for them in the past. In 2014 Los Angeles was 7-4 in February. In 2013 the Clippers were just 4-7 in February and in 2012 just 5-9. All four games on the Clippers Staples Center schedule in February are definitely winnable if LA can pull it together.
The Clippers February Schedule of away games doesn’t get much better for the LA. The Clippers face the Nets in Brooklyn on Feb 2nd. Lebron James and the Cavaliers in Cleveland on Feb 5th. The Toronto Raptors the next night Feb 6th in Canada. The Oklahoma City Thunder on Feb 8th at the Chesapeake Energy Center. The Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center on Feb 9th will close out the Clippers February Schedule of road games.
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BY: Chris M.