Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Disaster Looms in Lob City

Jonathan Manjarrez, Staff Writer May 2, 2017

  The Los Angeles Clippers were for many years the laughing stock of the NBA prior to the acquisition of point guard, Chris Paul. Before acquiring Chris Paul, the Clippers had only made the playoffs once in the fifteen years prior. Following their first round exit against the up-start Utah Jazz...

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We may have seen the last of Chris Paul in a Los Angeles Clippers uniform.

The 2017 NBA Postseason May Mark the End of an Era for the Clippers

Ramon Alvarado, Sci. & Tech. Editor May 1, 2017

The Los Angeles Clippers have been eliminated from playoff contention after losing game seven of their first round series with the Utah Jazz on Sunday, April 30. With their elimination from the postseason, it's time they start looking ahead. Three of their starting five players have the option to leave...

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Gordon Hayward (#20) led the Jazz with 27 points in their win on Monday.

Game Five Goes to the Jazz; Take 3-2 Series Lead Over Clippers

Ramon Alvarado, Sci. & Tech. Editor April 26, 2017

The Utah Jazz went into the Staples Center Monday, April 25, and left with a 96-92 road victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. The win in game five gives Utah a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series. After averaging 108 points per game in the regular season, Los Angeles' offense has been restricted...

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Joe Johnson of the Jazz rises over Clippers defenders for a floater in Sunday nights game.

Joe Johnson’s Huge Fourth Quarter Lifts the Jazz Over the Clippers in Game Four

Ramon Alvarado, Sci. & Tech. Editor April 25, 2017

Joe Johnson came alive in the fourth quarter to power the Utah Jazz over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, April 23 at Vivant Smart Home Arena in Utah. The 105-98 win for the Jazz has tied the first-round playoff series at 2-a-piece. After staying quiet throughout the regular season, Johnson's...

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Clippers center DeAndre Jordan slams home a dunk in font of the Jazz George Hill in Tuesday nights game.

High-powered offense fuels Clippers in game two victory over Jazz

Ramon Alvarado, Sci. & Tech. Editor April 19, 2017

The Los Angeles Clippers were able to even up their first round playoff series with the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night. Los Angeles’ 99-91 victory tied the series at one and it will now shift to Utah for games three and four. Staples Center served as a highlight factory on Tuesday night. The Jazz witnessed...

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The Clippers Blake Griffin falling to the ground while battling Jazz players for the ball.

Clippers Look to Even Up Series with Jazz after Heart-Breaking Game One Loss

Ramon Alvarado, Sci. & Tech. Editor April 18, 2017

Joe Johnson's buzzer-beater gave the Utah Jazz the 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series against the Los Angeles Clippers. The 97-95 home defeat the Clippers were dealt now makes game two of the series a must-win. The second game of the series will take place on Wednesday, April 18 at 7:30 pm. Game...

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Chris Paul and Blake Griffin have the Clippers on a roll as they head into the playoffs.

Los Angeles Clippers Look to Clinch the Fourth Seed in Western Conference Playoffs

Ramon Alvarado, Sci. & Tech. Editor April 17, 2017

The Los Angeles Clippers have clinched a spot in the 2017 postseason, but that doesn't mean they plan on resting their star players in their final regular season game. The Clippers and the Utah Jazz both have a record of 50-31, with the Clippers owning the tie-breaker. A win against the Sacramento Kings...

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Rodney Hood of the Jazz and Chris Paul of the Clippers will duel again tonight when their teams meet.

Clippers travel to Utah to face Jazz in potential playoff matchup

Ramon Alvarado, Sci. & Tech. Editor March 14, 2017

The Los Angeles Clippers will visit Utah tonight, March 13, to take on the Jazz at six pm. The game could end up having a huge impact on playoff seeding. Utah (41-25) currently has a one-game lead over the Clippers (40-26) for the fourth-seed in the Western Conference. Since Chris Paul has returned...

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The Boston Celtics are trying to land either Paul George, Blake Griffin, or Jimmy Butler before Thursdays NBA trade deadline.

Teams Scrambling to Make Deals as NBA Trade Deadline Approaches

Ramon Alvarado, Sci. & Tech. Editor February 10, 2017

With the NBA trade deadline coming tomorrow, February 23 at noon, rumors of big names moving are rapidly spreading around the league. DeMarcus Cousins, arguably the best big man in the NBA, has already been moved from Sacramento. With teams scrambling to keep up with the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden...

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Clippers point guard, Chris Paul, fighting his way to the basket.

Loss to Kings Drops Clippers to Fourth in West

March 20, 2013

The Los Angeles Clippers have been on a hot and cold streak as of late. They have one every other of their last six games, and lost the games in between. It seems as if they are successful when matched up against teams below .500 averages, but they have excessively struggled against title contending...

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