The 2011-12 Los Angeles Clippers season was the 42nd season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA), their 34th season in Southern California, and their 28th season in Los Angeles. Following the 2011 NBA lockout each crew only played sixty six games as a substitute of the same old 82. The Clippers finished 40-26, their finest profitable proportion in franchise historical past on the time. Within the playoffs, the Clippers defeated the Memphis Grizzlies in the primary Round in seven video games, however have been swept by the San Antonio Spurs in the Semifinals in 4 games. June 23: The 2011 NBA draft befell at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Forward Caron Butler turns into the 17th former Laker to play with the crosstown rival Clippers. Forward Bobby Simmons makes his second tour of duty with the Clippers. Because of the 2011 NBA lockout negotiations, the programmed pre-season schedule, along with the primary two weeks of the common season had been scrapped, and a two-recreation pre-season was set for each workforce as soon as the lockout concluded. Markazi, Arash. Report playing cards: Del Negro.
When the LA Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers opened the 2019-20 season final October, it was billed as a battle between giants. The Clippers with Kawhi Leonard and the Lakers with LeBron James, both squaring-off to be acknowledged (quickly) as one of the best group in Los Angeles – and possibly the league. Both teams have undergone huge change since then, but forward of their all-important matchup on Tuesday night, one thing remains the identical: These are nonetheless two of the perfect – if not the very best – groups within the NBA. For the Clippers, that change is most evident in the revamped teaching staff. Tyronn Lue has replaced Doc Rivers, and Lue’s employees is filled with largely new faces that ought to assist the workforce form a new identity on both ends of the floor. Notable names include Dan Craig, Chauncey Billups and Kenny Atkinson. That mentioned, LA’s roster features some new faces as properly.
They reached the playoffs seven instances between 2012 and 2019. Nicknamed “Lob City”, the Clippers had been bought by Steve Ballmer from Donald Sterling and that’s when the revolution really began. He began off by hiring Jerry West to function their special guide. Chris Paul was sent to the Houston Rockets in a commerce bundle which noticed the Clippers obtain Lou Williams, Patrick Beverley, Montrezl Harrell, Sam Dekker, Darrun Hilliard, DeAndre Liggins, Kyle Wiltjer, a future first spherical decide, and money concerns. Another acquisition by the Clippers was of Danilo Gallinari involving a three-staff trade. They soon moved Griffin to the Detroit Pistons in change for Tobias Harris, Bojan Marjanovic and Avery Bradley. Despite making playoffs constantly, the Clippers weren’t making a deep run through the postseason. This led the crew to make a transfer for Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, immediately making the Clippers title favorites. Their first season collectively ended in a “bubble” of disappointment as they blew a 3-1 lead to the Denver Nuggets in the second round with key gamers floundering on the biggest stage. They parted ways with Doc Rivers. Tyronn Lue was promoted to the place of head coach. Their second season was a redemption season. Both Kawhi and PG13 made an All-NBA Team. The Clippers had been looking favourites to come out of the West till Kawhi’s injury. They nonetheless made a valiant effort. Took the Suns to six video games in the Western Conference Finals.
All earlier meetings happened while the Thunder franchise have been nonetheless identified as the Seattle SuperSonics. In sport 2, Russell Westbrook was injured. 2) San Antonio Spurs vs. The Spurs dominated the Lakers in Game 1. Took a 1-0 series lead. The Spurs dominated again in Game 2. Took a commanding 2-zero sequence lead. The Spurs throttled the Lakers 120-89. Took a commanding 3-0 series lead. For the Lakers, the 31-point loss represented the biggest home playoff loss in franchise history. The Spurs completed their sweep of the damage-depleted Lakers, routing them 103-82. Dwight Howard picked up two technical fouls. Was ejected within the third quarter. This was the twelfth playoff meeting between these two teams, with the Lakers profitable eight of the primary 11 meetings. 3) Denver Nuggets vs. In Game 1, Andre Miller hit the game-profitable layup with 1.3 seconds left. This was the first playoff meeting between the Nuggets and the Warriors.