NBA Power Rankings, Week 2

The 2022-23 NBA hierarchy already saw a few shake-ups in its first week. The Portland Trail Blazers have taken an early lead on the title for biggest surprise of the season with a 4-0 start. Damian Lillard & Co. have not only won but have notched meaningful victories over Western Conference rivals at the top … Read more

Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul reaches 11,000 career assists

LOS ANGELES — Chris Paul was back in a familiar building in a city he still calls home. With his parents, wife, kids and brother looking on, he became the third player in NBA history to reach 11,000 assists. Propelled by Devin Booker‘s 35 points, the Phoenix Suns beat the LA Clippers 112-95 on Sunday … Read more

Clippers’ Paul George, spurred by Ty Lue to lead, has 40 in win

SACRAMENTO — LA Clippers star guard Paul George was in the middle of a big second quarter when he said a technical foul “turned my aggression up.” He proceeded to take his anger out on the Sacramento Kings. George exploded for 40 points to go with six rebounds and six assists to lead the Clippers … Read more

NBA rookies and returns – The 2022-23 debuts of Kawhi Leonard, Zion Williamson, Paolo Banchero, Jabari Smith Jr. and more

NBA opening week is here, and a number of players returned after having not played since 2021, while the latest crop of rookies suited up for their first regular-season games. The return of Kawhi Leonard — off the bench for the time being — immediately made the LA Clippers contenders for the NBA title. A … Read more

Kawhi Leonard off bench in LA Clippers’ win over Lakers

LOS ANGELES — After missing all of last season, Kawhi Leonard opted to wait a little longer before making his much-anticipated return for the LA Clippers. For the first time with the team, Leonard decided not to start in order to maximize his limited minutes. He ended up finishing the game as the Clippers beat … Read more

NBA season preview 2022-23 – Contenders, stars and big questions

What will the 2022-23 NBA season be remembered for? Some teams will look very similar, but the landscape of the league is never exactly the same two years in a row. An offseason full of big trades and a handful of star players returning from injury is bound to shake up the NBA standings. Utah’s … Read more

Lowe’s annual League Pass Rankings! Teams 30-11 in watchability and fun (sorry, Jazz fans)

It’s time for our silliest preseason tradition: The 11th (how???) annual League Pass Rankings, a watchability scale to help you avoid wasting time on things like, “Wait, has this team actually ordered its players to tie their shoes together as part of its Lose-A-Rama for Victor Wembanyama campaign?” These are not power rankings! They are … Read more

Paul George ‘totally fine’ being Clippers’ No. 2 behind Kawhi Leonard

LOS ANGELES — Paul George set aside any ego and made it clear that Kawhi Leonard is the LA Clippers‘ No. 1 option and that he is the second star in the All-Star duo’s pecking order. As they enter their fourth season together with championship expectations, George was asked if there are any past championship … Read more

‘It was great’ – LA Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard makes long-awaited return from injury in preseason win over Portland Trail Blazers

SEATTLE — After waiting 476 days to return to NBA action, Kawhi Leonard needed only 15 seconds to launch and drill a 3-pointer again. In his first game in 15-plus months, Leonard began his return to the court by hitting his first shot from behind the arc before finishing with 11 points and four rebounds … Read more

Los Angeles Clippers guard John Wall says he contemplated suicide while dealing with injury, family tragedies

LOS ANGELES — John Wall says he considered taking his own life during a time in the last three years when he was dealing with a torn Achilles and the deaths of family members at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 31-year-old guard joined the LA Clippers this summer and is eager for a … Read more