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2015-16 Schedule
32-17, 2nd in Pacific
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36mRamona Shelburne

Sources: Griffin has second surgery on broken hand

Clippers star Blake Griffin underwent a second surgery on the broken right hand he suffered during an altercation with equipment manager Matias Testi. The surgery is not considered a setback.

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Clippers forward Blake Griffin underwent a second procedure this week on his broke right hand, sources told ESPN. The procedure was a part of the original surgery last week, so sources said the 4-6 week timeframe for his return remains unchanged.

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Nuggets talking Blake Griffin trade? (1:18)
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'Hack' flak: NBA commish wants change to rule

NBA commissioner Adam Silver said changes are likely coming after the season to the "hack-a-player" rule as the number of intentional fouls has skyrocketed this season.

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Clippers Daily Links: Friday

Top Headline: DeAndre Jordan: 'In order to be a great team, you have to have focus no matter what is going on.'

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Why Blake REALLY punched Matias Testi (1:57)
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Curry, Thompson commit to 3-point contest

The Splash Brothers will continue their All-Star Saturday rivalry, highlighting next weekend's Foot Locker Three-Point Contest in Toronto.

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Wiley: '100 percent' ref had it out for Chris Paul (1:19)

NBA 3-point competition contestants

  • Kyle Lowry, Raptors
  • Khris Middleton, Bucks
  • Stephen Curry, Warriors*
  • Klay Thompson, Warriors
  • Devin Booker, Suns
  • J.J. Redick, Clippers
  • Chris Bosh, Heat
  • James Harden, Rockets
*2015 champion

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Did ref have too short of a leash on Chris Paul? (2:04)
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Michael Smith thinks Paul deserved technical (1:06)
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2dKevin Arnovitz

CP3's late tech on 'overt clap' costly for Clippers

Point guard Chris Paul was assessed a costly technical foul in the the Clippers' loss to the Timberwolves on Wednesday night by the female referee with whom he shares a year-old history.

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LaVine drops in on Wiggins' postgame interview (1:18)
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Wiggins drops 31, Wolves snap 14-game slide (1:38)

J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

The Clippers' 108-102 loss to the Timberwolves included a pivotal technical foul on Chris Paul right after J.J. Redick fouled Ricky Rubio with 20 seconds remaining and Minnesota leading, 102-100. Asked what was said, Paul said: "Nothing." Coach Doc Rivers said he was told the technical was called for an "overt clap." Rubio made the technical free throw, then missed one of the two free throws for the common foul, leaving the Timberwolves' lead at four points. There's a backstory to the technical foul: it was called by second-year official Lauren Holtkamp. Last season Paul was fined $25,000 by the NBA after he criticized her for a technical she called on him and said "this might not be for her."

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Questionable technical foul on CP3? (0:48)
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Wolves snap losing streak to the Clippers

Minnesota ends a 14-game losing streak to L.A. with a 108-102 victory that saw Austin Rivers get ejected and Chris Paul pick up a late, crucial technical foul. Andrew Wiggins led all scorers with 31 points. Box score

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Rubio winds up with popcorn in his hair (0:33)

Clippers taking Wolves down to wire

Minnesota had a 4-point lead with 37 seconds to go, but Los Angeles got a quick dunk and the Wolves are up 102-100 with 27 seconds remaining. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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DeAndre Jordan puts down the alley-oop (0:08)
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Wolves stymie Clippers in third

Andrew Wiggins is up to 25 points as Minnesota put together a 14-0 run to take the lead in the third quarter. Chris Paul is up to 17 points, while L.A.'s bench has chipped in for 31 as the Clippers trail 76-74 with one frame to play. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Towns connects on dunk from pretty Rubio pass (0:18)
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Clippers hold slim lead over Wolves

Andrew Wiggins is blistering. The 2014 No. 1 overall pick is 9-for-12 from the floor for 21 points. He needs help, though. Balanced scoring gives L.A. the 55-53 lead. Halftime stats

Team Stats

Points Per Game104.37th
Rebounds Per Game42.124th
Assists Per Game22.98th
Points Allowed100.510th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-163217.653
2014-155626.683
2013-145725.695
2012-135626.683
2011-124026.606

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