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Is Blake Griffin a flopper?
Earlier this week while on "The Wheelhouse" on 95.7 The Game radio in San Francisco, Warriors guard Klay Thompson called out Clippers forward Blake Griffin: "He's kind of like a bull in a china shop, kind of out of control sometimes. And then you do just see him flop sometimes like, how can a guy that big and strong flop that much?" Is Blake Griffin a flopper? Do you have a problem with Thompson's comments?
Your NBA playoff predictions?
The NBA playoffs are underway, and they're even more competitive than expected. Which teams will go on to win their first-round series? Cast your votes below!
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What will be NBA's 'final four'?
College basketball this weekend determined its Final Four participants. The NBA? That'll come later. In the Eastern Conference, all season an Indiana Pacers-Miami Heat matchup has seemed inevitable -- but the Pacers have struggled recently (including back-to-back losses to Cleveland and San Antonio) and the Heat haven't been so hot, either. In the West, the San Antonio Spurs have blown up (18 wins in a row) and seem likely to face the Oklahoma City Thunder ... unless the Los Angeles Clippers have something to say about it. What will the matchups be? Who will win the conferences?
Clippers win eighth straight
The Clippers are the hottest team in basketball right now, winning eight straight games against the likes of the Thunder and Rockets. They've been so good, in fact, that J.A. Adande thinks it's time to include Blake Griffin in the MVP race, formerly a two-person competition between Kevin Durant and LeBron James. Griffin definitely looked like an MVP last night against the Suns, scoring 37 points and only missing two of his 16 shots. With a healthy Chris Paul dishing assists to Griffin, the Clippers could be a force in the playoffs.