Warriors standing after a shootout with Clippers

LOS ANGELES--The Los Angeles Clippers long ago proved they are a playoff team. The question now is are they a team that can contend for a title?

"We believe we are," Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said.

There may be few others that share that belief,...

Whiteside returns in Heat's 95-81 loss to Spurs

MIAMI -- The Miami Heat got their centers back. That was encouraging, especially the return of Hassan Whiteside.

Trouble was, this time the deficit was at forward, with Luol Deng and Udonis Haslem sidelined.

At a time the San Antonio Spurs are ...