How to Watch the Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Clippers (6/26/21) - NBA Western Conference Finals (Game 4) | Channel, Stream, Time
The Los Angles Clippers’ win over the Phoenix Suns in game three of the Western Conference Finals on Thursday night was incredibly important, especially given the fact that the Suns have seemed almost unbeatable as of late. Now, the Clippers are feeling good heading into game four, as they are back in the series after their 106-92 victory. L.A. started off strong in the opening quarter, but the Suns rallied back to take a 48-46 lead into halftime. Watch the NBA Playoffs on FuboTV (7-day free trial)Three performances stood out for the Clippers in game three. What: NBA Western Conference FinalsWho: (2) Phoenix Suns vs. (4) Los Angeles Clippers (Suns lead 2-1)When: Saturday, June 26Time: 9:00 p.m.mlive.com
How ex-Pistons have fared in the 2021 NBA playoffs
In his second postseason appearance, Brown has averaged 7.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists on 48.8 percent shooting overall. Andre Drummond -- He signed with the Lakers in March and averaged nine points and 11 rebounds in the five games he started in the playoffs. Markieff Morris -- He played in four of the six games in this series and averaged 2.3 points in the playoffs. He averaged 8.8 points on 38.5 percent shooting from the field and 34.5 percent shooting from distance. He played roughly 35 minutes a night, scoring 19.4 points per game and averaged four rebounds and five assists per game.mlive.com
Clippers beat Mavs 104-97, force Game 7 in another road win
Kawhi Leonard tied his playoff career high with 45 points and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Dallas Mavericks 104-97 on Friday night, forcing a Game 7 in the first postseason series in NBA history with the road team winning the first six games.
Pistons’ Killian Hayes settling in, but focused on development in remaining games
DETROIT -- Much of the 2020-21 season has been dedicated to developing the Detroit Pistons’ young core. Unlike his rookie teammates, much of point guard Killian Hayes’ advancement happened from the sidelines as he recovered from a hip injury. After earning the chance to close out the game, Hayes was tasked with guarding Reggie Jackson. Jackson backed Hayes up with plenty of space between them before stepping back for the jump shot. The young team experienced things that can’t easily be simulated in practice, like time-score scenarios.mlive.com
‘Closing quarters,’ limiting L.A. from three and other takeaways from Pistons close loss to Clippers
Three days after giving away a solid lead to the Los Angeles Clippers midway through the third quarter, the Detroit Pistons did it again. Detroit called time out when Los Angeles pulled within three points, but two more turnovers sealed the Pistons’ fate. Then, former Pistons guard Reggie Jackson iced the game with a pull-up jumper with 2.8 seconds left in the game. Heading into the night, Los Angeles made on average 48.7 percent of its shots on 86.9 attempts. Los Angeles went to the free-throw line 21 times.mlive.com
Pistons handed loss from familiar face in a Clippers sweep
With 2.3 seconds left in the game, former Pistons point guard Reggie Jackson hit a pullup jumper to dash Detroit’s (16-39) hopes. Roughly 13 seconds before that, the Pistons had a three-point lead, but two costly turnovers allowed the Clippers (39-18) to capitalize. After strong defensive play for much of the night, the Pistons allowed the Clippers to go on an 18-5 run to close the game. The Pistons had been able to score 14 of their points off of 11 Clippers’ turnovers. The Clippers have swept their two-game season series with the Pistons after beating them at Staples Center on Sunday.mlive.com
Leonard, Clippers bounce back with 109-99 win over Mavericks
Los Angeles Clippers guard Paul George (13) attempts a layup as Dallas Mavericks forward Maxi Kleber (42) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 15, 2021, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)DALLAS – Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers answered a couple of low moments in their season — and kept rolling on the second night of back-to-backs. Leonard scored 22 points, Marcus Morris Sr. added 14 in a rare start and the Clippers beat the Dallas Mavericks 109-99 on Monday. The Clippers won for the second time in six games while Dallas lost for just the second time in its past seven. Paul George scored 15 as seven Clippers finished in double figures.
Antetokounmpo, Bucks rally late to to beat Clippers 105-100
Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo dunks during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the LA Clippers Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)MILWAUKEE – Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks showed they can still rally in the fourth quarter to win games with their defense. Antetokounmpo scored 36 points and sparked a game-closing 9-0 run as the Bucks rallied to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 105-100 on Sunday for their fifth consecutive victory. The Bucks generally haven’t performed quite as well on defense this season but stifled the Clippers down the stretch. Bucks: Antetokounmpo has scored at least 35 points in four straight games, making him the first Bucks player to accomplish that feat since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar from Jan. 6-14, 1973.
Leonard, Clippers pull away from Knicks for 129-115 win
(Brad Penner/Pool Photo via AP)NEW YORK – Kawhi Leonard scored 28 points and the Los Angeles Clippers rang up the highest point total of the season against the NBA's leading defense, beating the New York Knicks 129-115 on Sunday for their 10th win in 11 games. The Clippers shredded the NBA leaders in fewest points per game allowed to break away after leading by one after two quarters. Los Angeles came back from the locker room with seven straight points and didn't slow down the rest of the third quarter. Leonard and Jackson each scored 10 points in the period, when the Clippers made five 3-pointers and scored 35 points, taking a 101-91 lead to the fourth. Knicks: Reggie Bullock, who missed the last three games with a sore neck, returned to the starting lineup and scored eight points.
Clippers beat Thunder 108-101, tie for NBA's best record
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Theo Maledon (11) defends against Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)LOS ANGELES – Kawhi Leonard scored 34 points and the Los Angeles Clippers beat Oklahoma City 108-101 on Sunday for their seventh consecutive victory and second straight over the Thunder. Serge Ibaka added 17 points. At 13-4, the Clippers are tied with the Lakers for the best record in the NBA. Oklahoma City has lost three in a row and five of six.
George scores 39 points, Clippers hold off Suns 112-107
(AP Photo/Ralph Freso)PHOENIX – Paul George scored 39 points and the Los Angeles Clippers held on to beat the Phoenix Suns 112-107 on Sunday night after nearly blowing a 31-point lead in a matchup of two of the Western Conference's top early season teams. At 5-2, the Clippers are tied with the Suns and Los Angeles Lakers for the West lead. George was 7 of 10 from 3-point range and Los Angeles was 17 of 29 overall. Chris Paul, who played six seasons for the Clippers, had 15 points, nine rebounds and six assists. Los Angeles opened the second quarter with 15 straight points to make it 50-24.
NBA Draft: Why the Pistons should trade up to No. 1 and draft LaMelo Ball
The Detroit Pistons have a very important decision to make in the upcoming NBA Draft. And they should draft point guard LeMelo Ball. (They are reportedly interested in doing so)Pistons need a point guardThe Detroit Pistons need a point guard to build their future around. The best bet for the Pistons is to swing hard in the NBA Draft. 1 and draft Ball: “The Timberwolves reportedly want to trade down, and the Pistons reportedly want to trade up with a close eye on Ball, so this makes sense.
Leonard leads Clippers past Doncic, Mavs to reach 2nd round
Los Angeles began putting the ball in Leonards hands and he delivered with eight straight Clippers points before consecutive 3-pointers by Reggie Jackson pushed it to 105-89. TIP-INSClippers: Patrick Beverley had a pregame workout before sitting out for the fifth straight game with a left calf strain. Mavericks: Porzingis missed his third straight game with torn cartilage in his right knee. It was the first game Rivers attended in the bubble but hardly his first time watching his son play at Disney. I just kind of sat and watched the game, Rivers said.
Mavs pull away while Doncic sits, beat Clippers 127-114
Two nights after scoring 42 points in the highest-scoring debut in postseason history, Doncic played just nine minutes in the second half. They beat the Clippers for the first time in five meetings this season and earned their first playoff victory since 2016. Kawhi Leonard had 35 points and 10 rebounds, but Paul George had a mostly miserable performance for the second-seeded Clippers. Clippers: Reggie Jackson started in place of Beverley and scored 11 points. The Clippers noticed the guard wasn't moving well at their shootaround and decided to scratch him.
Doncic's debut good enough for history, but not for a win
Doncic is out for wins, not stats, and the Dallas Mavericks weren't good enough to get one in the opener of their series against the Los Angeles Clippers. They climbed back from a dismal start caused in part by Doncic's carelessness, but ended up losing 118-110 on Monday night. Both players were hit with technical fouls and because it was Porzingis' second of the game, he was automatically ejected. Doncic bettered John Williamson's 38 points in 1979 for most in an NBA playoff debut and was the first 21-year-old to score 40 since LeBron James in 2006. "I thought as good as he played tonight, we could have limited some of the stuff.
McGruder's late 3 helps Clippers edge Trail Blazers 122-120
Portland led by as much as 10 in the first quarter and was up 37-34 at the end of the quarter. They also outshot the Trail Blazers outside the arc hitting 15 of 34 (44.1%) compared to 17 of 43 (39.5%). Trail Blazers: Outscored Los Angeles 46-38 in the paint. HEY YOUThe Trail Blazers had some regional support with Blitz the Seahawk, mascot for the NFLs Seattle Seahawks, sitting in the virtual seats, for the early afternoon game. Trail Blazers: Play Philadelphia on Sunday.
George, Clippers rain 3s on Pelicans in 126-103 blowout
Kawhi Leonard and Beverly kept the barrage going for six straight 3s before Leonard had the Clippers first miss. With the Clippers well on their way to a blowout win, it was an opportunity for the Pelicans to get Williamson out of the game. We had a rough start, Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. The Clippers have already clinched a playoff spot in their first season with Leonard and George playing together. Clippers: L.A. led 103-63 late in the third quarter when George and Leonard were taken out.
A look back at big hits, bad calls as MLB eyes new draft era
(AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)NEW YORK Baseballs amateur draft is about to enter the next phase of its ongoing development same as all those young prospects picked every year. Even before the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 version was ticketed for a move to Omaha, Nebraska, to coincide with the College World Series there. But with the top pick in the second June amateur draft in 1966, the New York Mets swung and missed. All that hype came to full fruition a decade later, when he was the World Series MVP as the Nationals won the franchises first championship last year. Prior to Appel, the only top overall picks who failed to reach the majors were Chilcott and left-hander Brien Taylor (Yankees, 1991).
Could Chauncey Billups be next Detroit athlete to return? Pistons reportedly search for GM
DETROIT Remember the day Steve Yzerman was hired to run the Detroit Red Wings? We dont know how Yzermans return to his old team will work out, but it sure gave a boost to a struggling Detroit sports scene. ESPNs Adrian Wojnarowski reported this week that the Detroit Pistons have started a search for a general manager, a position that has been filled by senior adviser Ed Stefanski for the last two years. The NBA season, currently suspended due to COVID-19, was, for intents and purposes, over for the Pistons, even before the suspension. There are two former Detroit Pistons who fit the job description: Chauncey Billups and Tayshaun Prince.
Healthy Denver Nuggets Thump Pistons 115-98
DENVER (AP) Nikola Jokic could hardly recall the last time the Denver Nuggets were at full strength. Jerami Grant scored a career-high 29 points and Jokic had a season-best four steals to help the healed-up Nuggets beat the Detroit Pistons 115-98 on Tuesday night. Nuggets: Malone used his challenge at 6:22 of the first quarter after Jokic was called for an offensive foul. BOL BOL UPDATENuggets rookie center Bol Bol took the court about two hours before the game to practice his 3-point shot. Bol, whos currently sidelined with a left foot injury, has yet to play for the Nuggets this season.detroit.cbslocal.com
Pistons Win Back To Back For First Time
The Detroit Pistons are suddenly on a roll. Blake Griffin scored 24 points, Andre Drummond had 17 points and 14 rebounds, and the Pistons routed the Cleveland Cavaliers 127-94 Tuesday night to win consecutive games for the first time this season. The Pistons thumped San Antonio 132-98 on Sunday and put together another dominant performance, shooting 54% and hitting 18 of 35 3-point attempts. The Pistons and Cavaliers played for the first time this season and will meet three times in January. Cavaliers: Cleveland didnt shoot a free throw until the 2:29 mark of the second quarter when it trailed 59-40.detroit.cbslocal.com
Snell perfect from field as Pistons rout Knicks 122-102
DETROIT Tony Snell connected from beyond the arc to open the scoring in the first few seconds of the game. Snell scored 24 points on 9-of-9 shooting, and the short-handed Detroit Pistons had little trouble with New York, beating the Knicks 122-102 on Wednesday. Im confident as well.Andre Drummond had 27 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists, and Markieff Morris added 22 points for Detroit. Detroit still shot 56 percent from the field and dropped the Knicks to an NBA-worst 1-7. They hit shots, Knicks guard RJ Barrett said.
Pistons Rout Knicks 122-102
Snell scored 24 points on 9-of-9 shooting, and the short-handed Detroit Pistons had little trouble with New York, beating the Knicks 122-102 on Wednesday. Im confident as well.Andre Drummond had 27 points, 12 rebounds, and seven assists, and Markieff Morris added 22 points for Detroit. Detroit still shot 56 percent from the field and dropped the Knicks to an NBA-worst 1-7. SHARING THE BALLThe Pistons had a season-high 37 assists, even though they were playing without some of their most experienced playmakers. They hit shots, Knicks guard RJ Barrett said.detroit.cbslocal.com
Pistons Hoping To Show Progress
In a league with so many teams either contending or rebuilding, the Detroit Pistons havent been doing much of either. That obviously wasnt ideal, so keep an eye on his minutes this season as the Pistons try to keep him as fresh as possible. OTHER ADDITIONSAside from Rose, the Pistons also added a potential contributor in Tony Snell, who averaged 6.0 points for Milwaukee a season ago. The Pistons have been loath to give up on their current path, sticking with the trio of Griffin, Drummond, and Jackson, but a poor start this season could bring about a tipping point. It may now be a bit easier for the Pistons to move on from Drummond and/or Jackson if things are clearly going south.detroit.cbslocal.com
Detroit Pistons open preseason: 5 way-too-early observations
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - OCTOBER 07: Derrick Rose #25 of the Detroit Pistons shoots a free throw while playing the Orlando Magic during a pre season game at Little Caesars Arena on October 07, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by GregoryThe Detroit Pistons played basketball on Monday. The Pistons opened preseason on Monday night at Little Caesars Arena against the Orlando Magic. Here are some way-too-early observations:Christian Wood deserves a roster spotWood, a free agent pickup from the Pelicans, led the Pistons in points with 19, adding eight rebounds and a block in 19 minutes. Tony Snell is a good fitSnell started the game in the three spot and showed how badly the Pistons needed a swing shooter last year.
Pistons have third best odds to land Russell Westbrook: What a trade could look like
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 02: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder dribbles the ball up court during a 107-100 win over the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo byThe Russell Westbrook rumor mill is churning and Detroit Pistons fans are continuing to debate if their team should make a move. Story filed to ESPN: In aftermath of Paul Georges departure, OKC star Russell Westbrook is welcoming to idea of Sam Presti engineering a trade that would bring an end to his illustrious 11-year Thunder tenure. Odds Shark released odds for teams to land Westbrook by the first game of next season. Andre Drummond is another candidate, and so is Tony Snell.
Pistons have third best odds to land Russell Westbrook: What a trade could look like
The Russell Westbrook rumor mill is churning and Detroit Pistons fans are continuing to debate if their team should make a move. The only definitive news we've heard in the last day or so is from ESPN's Woj, who reported Miami as the "favorable" target for Westbrook. Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 8, 2019Nevertheless, the Pistons are in the mix or are at least considering the move, according to reports. Odds Shark released odds for teams to land Westbrook by the first game of next season. Andre Drummond is another candidate, and so is Tony Snell.
What Detroit Pistons trade for Russell Westbrook could look like
(Photo by HarryWith one of the league's best on the trading block, Pistons fans are swarming,While the argument to trade for Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook is split among fans, there's no debate that the Pistons are one of a few teams who could pull the trigger. Sam Amick of The Athletic reported over the weekend that Detroit and Miami are on the list of potential suitors. Summing up the debate among fans and pundits, here are the major pros and cons of a potential Russell Westbrook trade to Detroit:ProsDetroit gets another much-needed star to pair with Blake Griffin and/or Andre Drummond. ConsWestbrook has three more years left on his deal for $124 million, plus a $47 million player option for a fourth year. Pistons would have to give up young assets, draft picks for a 30-year-old star with a massive contract.
What Detroit Pistons trade for Russell Westbrook could look like
With one of the league's best on the trading block, Pistons fans are swarming,While the argument to trade for Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook is split among fans, there's no debate that the Pistons are one of a few teams who could pull the trigger. Sam Amick of The Athletic reported over the weekend that Detroit and Miami are on the list of potential suitors. Summing up the debate among fans and pundits, here are the major pros and cons of a potential Russell Westbrook trade to Detroit:ProsDetroit gets another much-needed star to pair with Blake Griffin and/or Andre Drummond. ConsWestbrook has three more years left on his deal for $124 million, plus a $47 million player option for a fourth year. Pistons would have to give up young assets, draft picks for a 30-year-old star with a massive contract.