2012–13 Los Angeles Clippers season

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2012–13 Los Angeles Clippers season
Head coach Vinny Del Negro
Arena Staples Center
Results
Record 56–26 (.683)
Place Division: 1st (Pacific)
Conference: 4th (Western)
Playoff finish Lost in First Round to Memphis (4-2)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Fox Sports West and Prime Ticket
Radio KFWB
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The 2012–13 Los Angeles Clippers season was the 43rd season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA), their 35th season in Southern California, and their 29th season in Los Angeles. They improved on their 40-26 record from the previous season to finish 56-26, and they won their first Pacific Division title in franchise history. The title was clinched after defeating the Los Angeles Lakers on April 7, which also completed a season sweep of their crosstown rivals, 4–0. The franchise had not swept the Lakers since 1974–75, when the Clippers were the Buffalo Braves.[1] It was also the first time in 20 years since 1992–93 that the Clippers won the season series against the Lakers.[2] Although this was enough to net them home-court advantage in a playoff series for the first time in franchise history, they lost their first-round series to the Memphis Grizzlies in six games.

Key dates[edit]

  • June 28, 2012: The 2012 NBA Draft takes place at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
  • December 30, 2012: With a 107-96 victory over the Utah Jazz the Clippers complete only the third 16-0 month in NBA history, after the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers and the 1995-96 San Antonio Spurs.
  • April 3, 2013: With a 126-101 victory over the Phoenix Suns, the Clippers notch the first 50-win season in franchise history.
  • April 7, 2013: The Clippers clinch their first division title in franchise history (in Buffalo, San Diego or Los Angeles) with a 109-95 victory over the Lakers. It also guarantees them home-court advantage in the first round for only the second time ever (since the division champions are guaranteed no worse than the fourth seed).

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College/Team
2 53 Furkan Aldemir PF  Turkey Turkey

Future Draft Picks[edit]

Credits[edit]

2016 second round draft pick from Brooklyn The L.A. Clippers have the right to swap their own 2016 2nd round pick with Brooklyn's 2016 2nd round pick provided the L.A. Clippers' 2nd round pick is 31-55. If The L.A. Clippers pick is 56-60, Brooklyn's obligations to the L.A. Clippers shall be extinguished. (Brooklyn-L.A. Clippers, 7/11/2012)

Debits[edit]

2013 second round draft pick to Detroit The L.A. Clippers' own 2013 2nd round pick to Detroit (top 55 protected in the 2013 Draft). If the L.A. Clippers' own 2013 2nd round pick is in the top 55 picks, then the L.A. Clippers' obligations to Detroit shall be extinguished. [Detroit - L.A. Clippers, 2/16/2009]

2014 second round draft pick to San Antonio The L.A. Clippers' own 2014 2nd round pick to San Antonio via New Orleans (top 55 protected in the 2014 Draft). If the L.A. Clippers' own 2014 2nd round pick is in the top 55 picks, then the L.A. Clippers' obligations to San Antonio via New Orleans shall be extinguished. [L.A. Clippers - New Orleans, 1/26/2010 and then New Orleans - San Antonio, 10/18/2010]

2015 second round draft pick to Houston The L.A. Clippers' own 2015 2nd round pick to Houston via Toronto (if pick is 51 - 55). If the L.A. Clippers' own 2015 2nd round pick is not among the 51st through 55th picks, then the L.A. Clippers' obligations to Houston shall be extinguished. [L.A. Clippers - Toronto, 1/7/2009 and then Houston - Toronto, 7/28/2010]

2015 second round draft pick to Denver The L.A. Clippers' own 2015 2nd round pick to Denver (top 55 protected in the 2015 Draft). If the L.A. Clippers' own 2015 2nd round pick is in the top 55 picks, then the L.A. Clippers' obligations to Denver shall be extinguished. [Denver - L.A. Clippers, 1/5/2009]

2016 second round draft pick to New Orleans The L.A. Clippers' own 2016 2nd round pick to New Orleans (top 55 protected in the 2016 Draft). If the L.A. Clippers' own 2016 2nd round pick is in the top 55 picks, then the L.A. Clippers' obligations to New Orleans shall be extinguished. [L.A. Clippers - New Orleans, 8/12/2009]

Roster[edit]

Los Angeles Clippers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
F 22 United States Barnes, Matt 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 226 lb (103 kg) UCLA
G 1 United States Billups, Chauncey 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Colorado
G 12 United States Bledsoe, Eric 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Kentucky
F 5 United States Butler, Caron 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 228 lb (103 kg) Connecticut
G 11 United States Crawford, Jamal 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Michigan
G 34 United States Green, Willie 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 201 lb (91 kg) Detroit
F 32 United States Griffin, Blake (C) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 251 lb (114 kg) Oklahoma
F 33 United States Hill, Grant 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Duke
C 15 United States Hollins, Ryan 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) UCLA
C 6 United States Jordan, DeAndre 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Texas A&M
F 7 United States Odom, Lamar 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Rhode Island
G 3 United States Paul, Chris (C) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Wake Forest
F 35 United States Summers, DaJuan Injured 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Georgetown
C 21 France Turiaf, Ronny 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 249 lb (113 kg) Gonzaga
G 2 United States Wayns, Maalik 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Villanova
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)



Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Roster notes[edit]

  • Forward Lamar Odom becomes the 15th former Laker to play with the crosstown rival Clippers. This also marks his second tour of duty with the Clippers. He played for the team from 1999-2003
  • Forward Matt Barnes becomes the 16th former Laker to play with the crosstown rival Clippers. He also makes his second tour of duty with the Clippers. He played for the team in 2004.
  • Center Ronny Turiaf becomes the 17th former Laker to play with the crosstown rival Clippers.

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C DeAndre Jordan Ronny Turiaf Ryan Hollins
PF Blake Griffin Lamar Odom DaJuan Summers Injured
SF Caron Butler Matt Barnes Grant Hill
SG Chauncey Billups Jamal Crawford Willie Green
PG Chris Paul Eric Bledsoe Maalik Wayns

Pre-season[edit]

2012 pre-season game log
2012–13 season schedule

Regular season[edit]

Game log[edit]

2012–13 game log
Total: 56–26 (Home: 32–9; Road: 24–17)
2012–13 season schedule

Playoffs[edit]

Game log[edit]

2014 playoff game log
Total: 2–4 (Home: 2–1; Road: 0–3)
2013 playoff schedule

Standings[edit]

Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
y-Los Angeles Clippers 56 26 .683 32–9 24–17 11–5 82
x-Golden State Warriors 47 35 .573 9 28–13 19–22 9–7 82
x-Los Angeles Lakers 45 37 .549 11 29–12 16–25 8–8 82
Sacramento Kings 28 54 .341 28 20–21 8–33 7–9 82
Phoenix Suns 25 57 .305 31 17–24 8–33 5–11 82


# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB GP
1 c-Oklahoma City Thunder 60 22 .732 82
2 y-San Antonio Spurs 58 24 .707 2 82
3 x-Denver Nuggets 57 25 .695 3 82
4 y-Los Angeles Clippers 56 26 .683 4 82
5 x-Memphis Grizzlies 56 26 .683 4 82
6 x-Golden State Warriors 47 35 .573 13 82
7 x-Los Angeles Lakers 45 37 .549 15 82
8 x-Houston Rockets 45 37 .549 15 82
9 Utah Jazz 43 39 .524 17 82
10 Dallas Mavericks 41 41 .500 19 82
11 Portland Trail Blazers 33 49 .402 27 82
12 Minnesota Timberwolves 31 51 .378 29 82
13 Sacramento Kings 28 54 .341 32 82
14 New Orleans Hornets 27 55 .329 33 82
15 Phoenix Suns 25 57 .305 35 82

Injuries and surgeries[edit]

Player Injury Date Injury Type
Trey Thompkins October 31, 2012 Bone bruise on left knee (out for the season)

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

June 29, 2012
To Los Angeles Clippers
To Utah Jazz
June 29, 2012
As part of a four-team trade with the Dallas Mavericks To Houston Rockets
July 11, 2012
To Los Angeles Clippers
  • Two 2016 second-round draft picks
To Brooklyn Nets
July 30, 2012
To Los Angeles Clippers
To Atlanta Hawks

Free agents[edit]

Re-signed[edit]

Player Signed Contract
Blake Griffin July 11, 2012 5-year contract extension
Reggie Evans July 11, 2012 3-year deal (Sign & trade with Nets)
Chauncey Billups July 13, 2012 One-year deal

Additions[edit]

Player Signed Former Team
Jamal Crawford July 11, 2012 Portland Trail Blazers
Grant Hill July 17, 2012 Phoenix Suns
Ryan Hollins July 21, 2012 Boston Celtics
Ronny Turiaf July 27, 2012 Miami Heat
Matt Barnes September 14, 2012 Los Angeles Lakers
Maalik Wayns March 9, 2013 Rio Grande Valley Vipers (NBDL)
DaJuan Summers March 15, 2013 Maine Red Claws (NBDL)

Subtractions[edit]

Player Reason left New team
Bobby Simmons Free agency, July 1, 2012 TBD
Nick Young Free agency, July 12, 2012 Philadelphia 76ers
Ryan Gomes Waived, July 17, 2012 Artland Dragons (BBL)
Randy Foye Free agency, July 25, 2012 Utah Jazz
Travis Leslie Waived, October 30, 2012 Santa Cruz Warriors (NBDL)
Kenyon Martin Free agency, February 21, 2013 New York Knicks
Trey Thompkins Waived, March 14, 2013 BC Nizhny Novgorod (VTB United League)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Clippers rout Lakers to clinch first division title in franchise history". ESPN.com. Associated Press. April 7, 2013. Archived from the original on April 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ Bresnahan, Mike (February 14, 2013). "Clippers dominate Lakers, 125-101, to win season series". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 14, 2013.