• Doc Rivers brought to tears in pregame interview session

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clippers coach Doc Rivers’ eyes welled with tears and he became choked up before his team played Portland in Game 5 of their first-round series.

  • Portland Trail Blazers guard Gerald Henderson, left, has the ball stripped by Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul, right, during the second half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Monday, April 25, 2016, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

    Griffin out for rest of playoffs, Paul has hand surgery

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Griffin is out for the rest of the playoffs after aggravating his left quadriceps tendon and Chris Paul had right hand surgery Tuesday, leaving the stunned Los Angeles Clippers without their top two players for the remainder of their first-round series against Portland.

  • Donnie Baseball returns to LA with no hard feelings

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Don Mattingly sat in his usual spot on the top of the dugout bench. Except he was wearing a black hat and jersey with a multi-colored ‘M’ on the front.