Clips match DeAndre Jordan offer

Updated: December 12, 2011, 11:10 PM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

The Los Angeles Clippers matched the four-year, $43 million offer sheet restricted free agent center DeAndre Jordan signed with the Golden State Warriors on Sunday afternoon.

The teams announced the move Monday.

Jordan, 23, averaged 7.1 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.8 blocks last season. Although they are paying a high price, retaining Jordan was considered a key for the Clippers long-term strategy because of his defensive abilities and close relationship with star forward Blake ...

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