Mar, 21, 2012; Oklahoma City OK, USA; Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (6) fights for position against Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins (5) and small forward Kevin Durant (35) during the third quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena Mandatory Credit: Richard Rowe-US PRESSWIRE
Here are some Clipper tidbits and news to get you through the day:
Clippers fall to Derek Fisher and Thunder, 114-91 - latimes.com
Vinny Del Negro was mad — mad enough to be heard yelling at his Clippers in the locker room after the game, mad enough to admit to the media that he expressed his anger at his players.
Clippers Not Quite Ready for the Big Time: Fan Reaction - NBA - Yahoo! Sports
The Los Angeles Clippers are a really good team. Unfortunately, the Thunder are just better. On March 21, Oklahoma City showed why they are 35-12 overall, including 20-4 at home.
Thunder: Chris Paul takes blame for Blake Griffin's subpar game | NewsOK.com
During his two appearances in OKC last season, former Oklahoma great Blake Griffin star strutted the stuff that made him the unanimous selection as NBA Rookie of the Year.
During the game between the Clippers and the Timberwolves, some curious coaching patterns emerged from both sides. On the the Clippers bench, the game was decided during a crucial stretch of the fourth quarter, when the score went from 78-78 with 10:16 left to 90-82 in favor of the Timberwolves with 6:58 left.
And a tweet already posted but worth posting again:
Heard today that Vinny Del Negro is on super-thin, could-go-any-day ice. A blowout loss in OKC tonight won't exactly help.
Funny and yet sad but true tweet?
Vinny Del Negro is Coaching the Clippers out of the Playoffs. Your fan base will be very upset. Tickets are to rise 15% next season.
Coack Nick's take on Vinny Del Negro's defensive scheme (or lack of )
Around the League
NBA Rumors: J.J. Hickson To Sign With Golden State Warriors - SBNation.com
J.J. Hickson didn't have the most wonderful career with the Sacramento Kings, but he's set for a new beginning following the agreement of a contract buyout on Monday. That new beginning will reportedly come with the Golden State Warriors.
Spurs hold strong lead for Boris Diaw - NBA - Yahoo! Sports
San Antonio is looking to bolster its playoff run by signing Boris Diaw, who recently fell out of favor in Charlotte. - National Basketball Association news
Ronny Turiaf bolsters Miami Heat's depth - NBA - Yahoo! Sports
Veteran forward Ronny Turiaf and Miami finalized a deal, giving the Heat a boost down the stretch. - National Basketball Association news
Derek Fisher signs with Oklahoma City Thunder, in uniform Wednesday night - ESPN
Derek Fisher has chosen the Oklahoma City Thunder as his spot to pursue a sixth NBA championship. Takes a bit of a shot at Lakers?