Gordon will froze up in the clutch.
I meant really froze up…
Anyway, up 15 that late in the game you gotta win. While they are talent, there is something about this team. They just have a bad vibe. Every time they take one step forward it’s 2 steps back. This trip, which looked like it could be 3-1, now has the signs of a typical ugly Clipper road trip. They’ll get blasted against Houston and then, somehow, find a way to lose to the Griz or the Wolves.
And Mike Smith please stop with the Baron Davis is clutch BS. He is not. Late in games he continues to hoist up TERRIBLE shots. A big part of being clutch is making the RIGHT play not just taking the shot.
And Dunleavy give me a break. The Clips should hire Eddie Jordan because he won’t give away the game and is experienced with showboat point guards who shoot too much. We can’t forget Gilbert emerged as a superstar under Jordan’s system. Baron is a superstar, but needs to reemerge as a dangerous threat not just in the 1st half but in crunch time. 2 years ago no one wanted to play Baron with the ball and if they gave him the shot it was money all day. Now, its like o great what’s he gonna do next? turnovers, airballs, ridiculous. He needs a solid coach who will recognize why this is happening and fix it. Eddie Jordan is one guy I would trust for that… his Princeton offense is actually ideal for a player like Barron and big men like Kaman and Randolph. Thorton on the wing…sounds alright..After this year Dunleavy will be gone no question.
MOTHERF%$@*ING KIDDING ME !!!
what a waste.
This team is goinbg to have to now learn to close out a match. So far this year they have let teams back in the last quarter, Denver twice, almost threw it away against Miami, and blew it bigtime tonight. Other than that their is light at the end of the tunnel
I wish we could somehow ban BD from shooting behind the arch!!!
Why is Baron Davis shooting 3 pointers when he can’t make them?
Why is Baron Davis not passing when that is his job?
Why is Baron Davis still thinking he’s clutch?
aaaaaaaah what a horrible finish. I was all excited that the chump a$$ lakers lost and I thought the Clips would pull the win out…instead they blow it….how many horrific last second shots will the Clippers take?!
baron davis gave this one away to the mavericks. baron took HORRIBLE shots and played HORRIBLE defense at the end of the game.
Baron threw up some bad shots at the end, as did EJ, but let’s not forget our boy Dunce was asleep at the switch again as Dallas scored 16 of the 18 points down the stretch. Unacceptable. Why is this idiot always caught like a deer in headlights while his team is being victimized by a huge run?
After 6 years, no one should be surprised at this. Dunce should be fired for this game alone. What a joke that guy is. Dallas is terrible too.
Definitely not surprised. I read somewhere that the longest tenured coaches in the NBA besides Dunce are Popovich and Sloan…WHAT THE F*CK?!?!?!?! Freakin’ insane! What’s wrong with this picture, DTS?!?! Get a clue, put this joker out on his ass, eat the rest of whatever ungodly sum he’s due, and hire a real coach (and GM, for that matter).
The combination of a PG hoisting up ill advised fade away three’s for the last 6 minutes (when that isnt what got the lead) and a coach asleep at the wheel who doesn’t stop it, call plays, or encourage the other 4 players to move around on offense is why we lost this game and will continue to lose most games until Dunleavy is fired. He is the root of all evil. I hate him. i hate him. I hate him. He is the problem. Anyone can see it. hello, pass to Randolph, its working all game. Okay BD threw up some garbage, call a timeout and tell him to pass to Randolph. Run a play and tell him to pass it to Randolph. Good grief do something besides nothing you worthless…
Simmons had a good piece where he said that Dunleavy must have naked pictures of a high ranking Clippers official, because why else would he not have been fired yet?
He’s a horrible coach in general and even worse for a player like BD. (who was 0-6 on 3 pointers tonight. He should have f*kin realized to stop shooting them)
WTF I know it was a desperate play but give me a break, how does a professional NBA franchise close out a game like that. That was too sick!!!
I’m usually the first to blame Dunleavy, but c’mon guys this is completely Baron Davis’ fault. His ego got the best of him. He wanted to be the hero. How many fourth quarters does this guy just jack up shots when he thinks the game is over. He almost ruined the Miami victory as well. He was 0-3 from the 3-point line before the fourth quarter, and then he jacked up 3 more 3 pointers and missed all of them. The entire game where he listened to Dunleavy and had the offense run through Randolph was working, then he got lackadaisical as usual and lost it. He couldn’t even swallow his pride in the very last play and run down the lane and feed it to Randolph for an easy score to the tie game, he had to be the one to win it.
Their are other factors as well The Clippers played the same men almost all night and were clearly fatigue at the end of the game. Jason Terry and Barea still had fresh legs and the Clips couldnt match the intensity. Still though with the lead they had Baron could have took the ball to the whole every time and he surely would have got fouled or found a nice path at least once. When they were up 98-91 with 3 minutes left I was honestly thinking if the Clips can just make at least one more basket this game they will win… they certainly didnt need a three..pathetic
No doubt that B-Diddy is launching some questionable shots, but he’s a smart guy… Maybe he’s trying to singlehandedly save the franchise and get Dunce fired?! If that’s the case, I’m on board. This team is going nowhere fast this season… how great would it be to land a top pick AND get rid of Dunce all in one year?!
For you to use the words ‘smart’ and ‘Baron Davis’ in the same sentence is ridiculous. This guy is the biggest fucking troglodyte I’ve ever seen on a basketball court. BAR NONE. Baron’s utter stupidity has become so predictable in less than 20 games that no one should be surprised he once again managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory for us tonite. Mark my words: Firing Dunleavy is not gonna change a damn thing when it comes to Baron. Not one. This guy is a self-defeating moron who thinks he knows it all when he really doesn’t. That’s why the only thing of note he’s done after 10 years in the league is make it out of the first round in the playoffs once.
I’m beginning to think that Baron is waaay worse than Brevin and Dickau. With Brevin and Dickau, they won’t win any games for you, but they won’t lose many games for you either. They’re just out there, taking up space. But Baron is actively losing games for us in the most numbskull way possible. Maybe we should just trade Baron for Marbury straight up. How bad can Marbury be compared to this?
Ray Felton and Gerald Wallace for Baron Davis.
Eddie Jordan would be a good coach for this team. Bring structure to a system that is pretty non-existent. Gilbert did alright in his system and he is similar to Barron. I could definitely seeing it getting Baron back on track and Eddie Jordan’s Wizards teams were always competitive.
It’s time to bench Baron…and let Mike Taylor start and close out the games. No matter how painful the rookie learning process might be, Baron’s ego and selfish play is destroying this team. If getting rid of Dunleavy will magically improve Baron’s play, then do it. But I doubt it. Both of them might have to go. I f**king miss Brevin Knight already. How sad is that?
I wholeheartedly agree.
There HAVE to be consequences for Baron’s idiotic play, especially when he INSISTS on sabotaging his team with the same type of shot jacking that’s already cost us several other games this season. There is absolutely no excuse in the world for this guy to get ugly like that at the end of games.
This guy is the biggest clutch choke artist I’ve ever seen in the NBA and if he can’t stop himself someone needs to do it for him. From now on, Baron should get pulled at the 2-minute mark of any game. I can live with Taylor and Gordon making rookie mistakes but not a supposed elite PG like Davis.
This is getting absurd!
This has gone way beyond “Dunleavy is a bad coach and drawing up stupid plays”. This is on Baron and no one else. This guy is so polluted from years of playing Nellie ball that he can’t deal playing in a more structure system where it’s about being smart and playing defense instead of volume shot jacking and doing whatever the hell you feel like.
To me, Baron has this season to get his stuff together – if he still plays the way he has in these first 17 games we need to trade this guy and bring in a real point guard with the discipline you need from a 1 if you hope to ever win anything.
Davis, your clock is ticking………
This is a very disappointing loss. Wow!!!! unf*cken believable! I heard Ralph Lawler on Espn radio saying that Dunleavy was having a one on one discussion with Davis in front of the team bus as they were about to leave to the airport. Mike also kinda blasted on B.D after the game.
Clippers are now 3-14 , Is this the most talented lottery team in the league?
BD might have taken some bad shots, but Dallas got 16 out of the last 18 points. I’m sure Dunleavy blasted BD after the game, he’ll never blame himself and his playbook.
This wasn’t about what Dallas does – it’s what we did and didn’t do. Plain and simple. Why is Baron not getting Zach the ball when it was working beautifully for 3 quarters? Why won’t Baron make the effort to guard his man? Why does this man continue to jack up 3s when none of them are going in and haven’t gone in all season? Why is he not passing the damn ball to a wide open Eric Gordon who at least hit 2 three in the game?
Stop blaming Dunleavy for the poor decision making of this fuckin’ Neanderthal.
How is it not his fault when he signed him and put this team together. If Dunleavy can’t control BD, it’s his fault.
Oh, they say Britney Spears is going to open LA Live next to Staples center. Maybe her and Dunleavy will sing a duet of ‘Ooops I did it again’
YOU COULD HIRE “GOD” AS THE CLIPPS COACH AND THEY WOULD STILL FIND A WAY TO LOSE.THEY NEED TO GET RID OF KAMANS SORRY ASS. GO PLAY IN GERMANY.
Kaman or JBW, I go Kaman everytime.
dunleavy is not to blame for this. get rid of this clown baron davis. bring back sam cassell! cassell may be 50 yrs old, but at least cassell knows how to follow instructions (even dunleavy’s) and won’t lose the game for you. dunleavy is drawing up good plays. when baron follows them (quarter 1 to quarter 3), clippers played well playing the inside outside game. when baron goes to the dark side (usually happens in the 4th quarter), he jacks up wild hail mary 3′s and does not even give his team a chance to score! FURTHERMORE if you observe more carefully, it’s ALWAYS the opposing team’s player (being ‘guarded’ by baron) that hits big shots at the end of the game because baron plays NO defense and leaves the player WIDE open.
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