The Daily Clipper for Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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As we wait for tonight's game between the Clippers and the Blazers, here is your quick fix of Clippers news.

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Clippers continue push for homecourt against Portland | Fox News
The Los Angeles Clippers find themselves playing great basketball at a great time of the season and they will try to continue it Tuesday night when they host the Portland Trail Blazers.

Chauncey Billups of Los Angeles Clippers practices, expects to play - ESPN Los Angeles
Los Angeles Clippers guard Chauncey Billups practiced Monday and is expected to start Tuesday against the Portland Trail Blazers.

Geoff Calkins: Loss an ominous sign for Griz vs. nemesis " The Commercial Appeal
Memphis squandered a chance to seize control of home-court advantage.

Clippers' Chauncey Billups and DeAndre Jordan use the buddy system - latimes.com
The teacher and the student still are in the classroom this late in the season, the lessons of how best to play this game of basketball being taught.

Around the Association

Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving apologizes to fans for skipping postgame event | Fox News
Cavaliers All-Star guard Kyrie Irving has apologized for missing a postgame ceremony for fans.

Source Nuggets Will Tender Qualifying Offer To Mozgov - RealGM Wiretap
The Denver Nuggets will tender center Timofey Mozgov a $3.9 million qualifying offer by the June 30 deadline, according to a source.

Rough Season Led Nene To Contemplate Retirement - RealGM Wiretap
Washington Wizards veteran Nene has played in 61 games this season, a minor miracle given all the injuries he has dealt with.

Where The Lakers Go From Here - RealGM
On Sunday, in his first game without Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard had 26 points, 17 rebounds and 3 blocks on 9-15 shooting.

Carlisle Rips Into OJ Mayo - RealGM Wiretap
Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle ripped into guard O.J. Mayo during Monday night's loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.

NBA Rumors: Byron Scott to be fired shortly after season - Fear The Sword
After three tough season coaching the Wine & Gold, it looks like Byron Scott's time in Cleveland has come to an end.

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