The Daily Clipper for April 26, 2012

Apr. 25, 2012; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks power forward Amare Stoudemire (1) blocks a shot by Los Angeles Clippers guard Randy Foye (4) during the second half at Madison Square Garden. Knicks won 99-93. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

Two tough losses on the road. But no time to cry over them. Time to pick ourselves up and move on. Hopefully, Orlando will be able to beat Memphis, thus giving us home court advantage for the playoffs. Until then, here is your Clipper fix.

Clippers

Chris Paul says injury won't keep him out of Clippers playoff opener - latimes.com
Either Saturday or Sunday, the Clippers will start the playoffs and no matter what, Chris Paul said he will play.

ClipperBlog.com Blog: Blake Griffin’s special night
He shouldn’t gloat about it, as the game ended in a loss, but Blake Griffin had a special Tuesday night against the Atlanta Hawks.

4 Reasons the Los Angeles Clippers Can Reach the Western Conference Finals | Bleacher Report
The Los Angeles Clippers are set to make their first trip to the postseason in six years. And unlike most new entrants, the Clips have the talent to make a deep run on their maiden voyage...

Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant says Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin should stand up against hard fouls - ESPN Los Angeles
The Clippers say they are tired of seeing Blake Griffin take hard fouls this season and have both vowed to protect him and called on the league office to do more to discourage hits. Kobe Bryant offered up some different advice.

Chris Paul A Legit MVP Candidate
Chris Paul will probably not win the Most Valuable Player Award this year, but it is my belief that he is just as deserving as the other candidates. If I had a vote, then my top 4 MVP candidates would go as follows: 1. Chris Paul 2. LeBron James 3. Tony Parker 4. Kevin Durant

Around the League

Chris Paul: NBPA is ‘Messy right now’ | HOOPSWORLD | Basketball News & NBA Rumors
The next step, as CBSSports.com reported Monday, would be for the executive committee to move forward with a business review -- as has been customary after each...

The best NBA players in 2011-12 - ESPN
Our team casts their ballots for the 2011-12 All-NBA first team.

Rose, Bulls top NBA merchandise sales list for 2011-12 | NBA.com
Reigning Kia NBA MVP Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls secured the top spots as the NBA's Most Popular Jersey and Team Merchandise, respectively, based on sales at the temporary NBA Store on Fifth Avenue and on NBAStore.com from April 2011 to present.

With 1 day left in NBA season, playoff matchups and seedings still left to be decided - The Washington Post
MIAMI — There’s one day left in the NBA’s truncated regular season, and only two of the eight first-round postseason matchups opening this weekend have all the particulars decided.

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