The Daily Clipper for April 12, 2012

April 11, 2012; Oklahoma City OK, USA; Los Angeles Clippers power forward Kenyon Martin (2), center DeAndre Jordan (6), point guard Chris Paul (3), and head coach Vinny Del Negro celebrate after the win against Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena Mandatory Credit: Richard Rowe-US PRESSWIRE

Clips Nation,

It was a great win against the Thunder and we should be proud of the way the guys, especially CP3, fought back. But now is time to look ahead to tonight's game against the Wolves. Here is some Clipper related information (in other words, your fix for the day until game time) as well as some information from around the League.

Clippers

NBA Sunday: Can Blake Griffin Get Better? | HOOPSWORLD | Basketball News & NBA Rumors
L.A. Clippers forward Blake Griffin is, undeniably, a superstar, but can he show the same growth in his game we've seen from Kevin Love?

Nick Young is trying to find shooting touch with Clippers - latimes.com
In 15 games with the Clippers, Nick Young's shot has failed him. Young was acquired from the Washington Wizards to provide the Clippers with a scoring punch, but the 6-foot-7 guard has mostly struggled to find his shooting touch.

CP3's Clutch Shot Spoils Usual KD Ending
CP3's Clutch Shot Spoils Usual KD Ending

The L.A. Clippers and 1-800LoanMart Slam Dunk Sponsorship - BroadcastNewsroom
The L.A. Clippers and 1-800LoanMart have joined up in a new sponsorship for the 2012 season that is a slam dunk for both parties. The L.A. Clippers are the NBAs hottest team...

Wolves-L.A. Clippers game preview | StarTribune.com
Preview: The Wolves can sweep a four-game season series for the first time since they swept both New Orleans and Portland in the 2004-05 season...

Clippers' Blake Griffin isn't earning any A's for his 'D' - Los Angeles Times
The question posed to Blake Griffin was direct. How does he rate himself as a defender? "I don't think I'm as bad of a defender as some people try to peg me as," Griffin said. But? "

ESPNChrisPalmer chris palmer
But Chris Paul probably had the best night. Ran a 4th quarter clinic on how to close games and play PG.

CP3 Chris Paul
RT @PaulEgan65: @NickSwagyPYoung Nick Young aka @CP3 look-a-like (NOPE, Nick cant get a compliment like that...he's NEVER lookd this good!)

Clips Nation, feast your eyes on the Dunk of the Night...

Around the League

OKC Thunder notebook: Nick Collison soars as Thunder's top shooter | NewsOK.com
The Thunder shot poorly in its 100-98 loss Wednesday night to the Los Angeles Clippers at Chesapeake Energy Arena, and that even included reserve forward Nick Collison.

Los Angeles Lakers excel in underdog role - ESPN Los Angeles
Bynum's 30 rebounds lift a leaderless L.A. squad over the Spurs.

Dwyane Wade: NBA Olympians should be compensated - ESPN
Count two-time Olympian and Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade among those who believe NBA players should be paid for playing with Team USA in the Olympics.

Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Love helped off floor after taking hit to head - ESPN
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love sustained a mild concussion after taking an elbow to the head against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night and will be kept overnight at an area hospital for precautionary reasons.

Rookie Ladder | NBA.com
Ricky Rubio got bumped off the Ladder when he went out with his season-ending knee injury, so it's only fair that Kyrie Irving falls off this week.

Cuban confirms exchange led to Odom's end in Dallas | NBA.com
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban had noticed Lamar Odom's uninspired play numerous times before, and kept hoping things would change.

When he’s all business, Bynum works " NBA.com | Hang Time Blog
eorge Mikan, Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Andrew Bynum. Those are the five Lakers who have pulled down 30 rebounds in a single game. Those are also the five reasons that Bynum’s flake-out over the past few weeks has been so frustrating.

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