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53-29, 2nd in Pacific
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A dip for Clips despite healthy Blake?

Kevin Pelton understands having Blake Griffin for the entire season should improve the Clippers' stock. But some of the teams' aging players affect ESPN's real plus-minus calculations. Projected W-L records for 2016-17 (Insider)

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Griffin needs a turnaround season

Blake Griffin played only 35 games during 2015-16 because of both injury and incident. Bradford Doolittle notes that the Clippers played fairly well while Griffin was sidelined or suspended. Top bounce-back players for 2016-17 (Insider)

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Shenanigans ensue during Melo, Durant interviews

While talking with Mark Schwarz fresh off of winning a gold medal, Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant reflect on winning it all for Team USA, as well as joke around with teammates DeAndre Jordan and Draymond Green.

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Jordan coming home with more in luggage

DeAndre Jordan said an Olympic gold medal, which Team USA earned Sunday, is more important to him than winning an NBA title. In Team USA's center tandem, Jordan gave way to DeMarcus Cousins vs. Serbia. Jordan played 13 minutes, collecting four points and five rebounds, after dominating the semifinal win over Spain. Team USA saves best for last

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Jamal Crawford's NBA journey (3:37)
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Coach K brought W's back to Team USA

A win for Team USA in Sunday's Rio gold-medal game vs. Serbia would be a record 76th straight for the national team. All of them under Mike Krzyzewski, which is no coincidence to Marc Stein. Pride restored to Team USA

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Will Jordan finish Rio run strong?

DeAndre Jordan was a huge factor in Team USA's semifinal win over Spain on Friday. He had nine points, 16 rebounds and four blocks playing 27 minutes of the game's 40 minutes. He takes averages of 7.9 points and 6.3 rebounds per game into Sunday's gold-medal game vs. Serbia.

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Dream comes true for DeAndre Jordan (1:44)
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The United States' win over Spain was 'disjointed' (1:53)
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Jordan is literally big factor vs. Spain

DeAndre Jordan came up huge on Friday, playing more than 27 of the game's 40 minutes in Team USA's 82-76 win over Spain. With fellow center DeMarcus Cousins fouling out, Jordan collected nine points, 16 rebounds and four blocks. Game recap

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Team USA and Spain are familiar foes

Team USA and Spain will match up in Friday's Rio men's basketball semifinals along with Australia and Serbia. This will mark the fourth consecutive Summer Games in which the Americans and Spaniards have met on the court.

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Pierce taking his time on career decision

Paul Pierce has two seasons remaining on the Clippers contract that he signed a year ago but hasn't yet said if he'll play again. The 18-year NBA veteran will turn 39 before the 2016-17 NBA season begins and comes off career lows in points (6.1), minutes (18.1) and field-goal percentage (36.3).

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Smith on DeAndre Jordan: 'Spoken like a true Clipper' (1:44)
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Stephen A.: DeAndre's comments validate why he isn't an All-Star (1:28)
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Stein: 'I applaud' DeAndre Jordan

Marc Stein understands why DeAndre Jordan and Carmelo Anthony are talking about valuing an Olympic gold medal as much as and in Jordan's case more than winning an NBA championship.

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DeAndre Jordan: Olympic gold trumps NBA title

Team USA and Clippers center DeAndre Jordan told ESPN that winning an Olympic gold medal is a more substantive achievement than winning an NBA championship.

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Defense the focus as USA prepares for Argentina (0:51)
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The point is Team USA lags in differential

The U.S. Olympic men's basketball team heads into Wednesday's quarterfinal vs. Argentina with a scoring difference that, among America's last nine teams, is better than only the 2004 squad that shockingly lost in the semifinals.

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Too close for Team USA comfort?

Team USA's last three games in Group A play didn't resemble the team's first two games. We'll see if that trend continues for DeAndre Jordan & Co. in Wednesday's quarterfinal against Argentina.

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Will Team USA come alive against France?

The United States men's basketball team cruised in its first two games of the 2016 Olympics. But the Americans struggled to pull away against Australia and Serbia.

Team Stats

Points Per Game104.57th
Rebounds Per Game42.025th
Assists Per Game22.811th
Points Allowed100.27th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-165329.646
2014-155626.683
2013-145725.695
2012-135626.683
2011-124026.606

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