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The Daily Clipper - Now or Never Edition

The Clippers are surging, Matt Barnes is spitting and Doc is spinning in today's Daily Clipper.

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The Clippers Have a Real-Life Odd Couple, and Their Struggle Is Real: The Q: GQ
Matt Barnes spits and Ekpe Udoh didn't like it. Probably nothing, but gross nonetheless.

Clippers Absorb Their Coach’s Tongue-Lashing, Then Make a Statement -
Los Angeles’s players, criticized by Coach Doc Rivers after a rout by the Spurs in Game 3, received a wide range of contributions in tying a first-round series at two games each.

Clippers get mad at themselves, then get good and get even with Spurs - LA Times
They were widely dismissed as the same old Clippers , too mentally fragile to fight back from consecutive losses in the playoffs against a supposedly deeper, savvier team.

Chris Paul, Clippers reclaim home court in Game 4 win over Spurs - NBA -
Chris Paul scores 34 points as the Clippers reclaim home court in a 114-105 Game 4 win over the Spurs.

Clippers' Chris Paul bounces back for great Game 4 - LA Times
Shaquille O'Neal said it best.

In other NBA news:

NBPA unveils first-ever Basketball Players Awards |
In response to significant input from its members, the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) confirmed today that they will launch the first annual Basketball Players Awards in Las Vegas this July.

Cavs' Love (shoulder) to miss conference semis |
Cavaliers forward Kevin Love sustained a left shoulder dislocation during the first quarter of Sunday's game in Boston vs. the Celtics. His shoulder was assessed, reduced in the locker room, immobilized and he did not return to the game.