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Black news from Pasadena - Sports - Blake Griffin and moreBLAKE . . . BLAKE . . . BLAKE . . . BLAKE . . .

The Warriors came to Los Angeles from Northern California. If you have not been up there recently, you cannot imagine how popular they are. That team just happens to have Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, the best shooting guards in the history of the NBA. Their fans call them "the Splash Brothers", and every game that they play in is completely sold out.

They do play on a very good team, and their head coach is Mark Jackson. This is his second year with that job, and he has outstanding. Jerry West, who is one of the Lakers Legends, was hired by the new owners to be one of their Consultants. He is doing for his team, what he did for the Lakers, before Phil arrived.

The Warriors sent to shockwaves through Southern, California, when they won the first game of their Playoff with the Clippers. There was a sense of panic, as local fans, prepared themselves for the worst. They were dazed and confused, and they wondered if their hopes it been too high. In retrospect, they should not have worried, since the Clippers roared back to win by a score of 138-98. The margin of victory was a record for the happy Clippers.

Black news from Pasadena - Sports - Blake GriffinThis lopsided victory, along with the reemergence of Paul Granger is an indication that these Clippers or for real, and that they will likely go deep into the playoffs. Also, Big Baby may no longer need his training wheels. However, make no mistake about it; the man of the night was Blake Griffin. He not only scored 35 points, he also made 9 out of 10 free throws and he grabbed 6 rebounds. Unbelievably, he did not commit any personal fouls, which was a great shock, since he had committed six in just 20 minutes, on the previous night.

This Series now stands at 1-1. The Clippers have to go up to Oakland for Thursday night's game. The Warriors are wounded, but there is still a lot of fight left in them. They also have a large, loyal fan base, many of whom will be at the game to try to inspire them. It is exciting, but it isn't over yet.



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