KTLA 5 [Delayed, 5:30p PT]
Again tape delayed! This time by 90 minutes!
Clippers destiny is fallen upon Baron Davis. If he is ready to WIN serious games, he can do it with this team.
He’s beginning to believe. With Camby & Randolph alongwith Thornton & Gordon
he should be able to engineer a successful offensive strategy. No need to go on a SHOOT FIRST & FAST mission.
That’s what we need from him this season & beyond.
Clippers starting line up is very talented. Baron Davis could really push this team by distributing similar to CP3 .
Come on Clips…. please bring some great Defense tonight.
I gotta say that upon Kaman’s return he shouldn’t start. Camby and Randolph have more than proved their respective capabilities and deserve to start. I don’t even think it’s in our best interest to have Kaman start. I won’t say yet wether or not we should trade him. I want to see the big three in action for a month or two before I decide. Any thoughts anyone?
And I agree stealth, Baron has four gentlemen that are beasts on offense. He needs to figure out how to make the most of that. I think he’s already on the verge, he just needs to kick some bad habits, i.e. bad shot decisions.
I’ve never felt so confident in a Clipper starting five on the whole. When they are executing properly they look like a playoff team. They just need to find their consistency.
In my novice opinion I’d like to see a second unit of Hart/Taylor, Collins, R. Davis, P. Davis, Kaman. I hope Ricky is a different player when he returns.
I really hope Kaman comes off the bench once he returns. As thin as we are keeping all three of the big men between 30 and 38 minutes should be no problem. I really wish taylor was more consistent so we could keep Barons minutes down. I think we can create some interesting matchup issues for other teams. If we do go very big the question is can we dominate the paint and glass to the point where we force the other teams to adjust to us instead us having to make the adjustments??
fear the granger.
but like us better overall.
no delay on the league pass!
GRANGER AND MURPHY OUT WITH THE FLU!!!
if ‘we’ f#%k this up i’ll never forgive them
Spanning the end of last season and ALL 24 games this season, Baron Davis has shot under 50% for 43 straight games!! He of the 5 year, $65 million dollar off-season contract with the Los Angeles Clippers. He of the deceiving 18.4 points per game. He of the 7-18 Clippers. The Detroit Lions might be getting all the headlines as the current “loser” of the sports world. But Baron Davis is just as deserving…or undeserving, however you want to look at it.
Just to make sure this “streak” was in a class of its own, I did a little digging. I dug, I dug, and I dug some more. Nobody could match this run of ineptitude on a nightly basis. Of all the players qualifying for the league leaders in scoring this year, meaning on pace to play in 70 games or score 1,400 points, Mr. Baron Davis was the only man yet to sniff the plus-50 mark for a night. To find a guy that is in the same company as Davis this season, you have to go alllll the way down the NBA scoring list (of every player, not just those who qualify) to #273, Desmon Farmer of the Spurs. Only thing is, Farmer has played in just 3 games. Come back to me when you’ve struggled in 40 more.
How can a player so celebrated and so highly thought of in NBA circles go 43 consecutive games shooting under 50%?? Every self-respecting NBA ballplayer is going to find his stroke in one game and knock down some shots. They are all so talented that it is nearly impossible for any extended cold streak to occur for very long. And we’re not asking for a 17-19 performance, or anything out of the stratosphere. Just give me a 6 for 11, a 9 of 17…put the ball in the bucket for one night more than you clang it off the iron. Even Ryan Bowen, the guy my Dad has long considered to be the worst player in the NBA, managed a 2-3 shooting night this season! And there are no excuses for Davis, either. I do not want to hear that he’s on a terrible team, forced to take contested shots, has nobody around him. Look at guys like O.J. Mayo in Memphis, Kevin Durant in Oklahoma City. Same situation, but you do not see them getting targeted in this piece. I know Baron Davis is an extremely talented guy. He can get to the bucket most anytime he wants. Has the capability of posting up smaller point guards. Outside shot leaves a lot to be desired, but he can get hot from deep on occasion…or so I thought. It’s been 43 games, and it hasn’t happened yet.
The signs for Baron’s struggles were there a long time ago. I remember a few years back, when Davis was with the Hornets, him letting the media and the rest of the NBA world know that he did not enjoy being called “B-Diddy” as some had begun calling him. He would prefer the more mature “B-Dizzle.” Real superstars allow nicknames to find them…not the other way around.
For all I know, this little streak that I’ve discovered will never get the media’s attention. They look at a guy like Baron Davis, and say, “Hey, the guy is averaging 18 and 8 for a terrible team…what more do you want from the guy?” I want ONE NIGHT where he can go home after the game, call up his mom on the phone, and when she asks how he shot the ball that night, reply honestly, “I shot the ball well.” A glance at his numbers shows a disturbing trend. Davis is shooting his usual 30% from the 3-point line this year, par for the course for this below average shooter from distance. But why is a guy shooting so badly from deep also jacking up the 3rd most 3’s in the NBA? Is it possible that the burly point guard from L.A. is also aware of this streak, and is doing everything in his power to keep it alive? His shot selection has become much more “Air Bud” than “Air Jordan,” and that dog never passed the rock.
With each 6 for 23 and 11 for 29, with countless 3-balls going wayward at the basket, it becomes more and more of a possibility that Baron Davis could go the whole year without breaking through that 50% barrier. In all likelihood, however, the dream will end sometime soon, because after all, the man is extremely due. But it’s fun while it lasts, and if anything, it gives you another reason to check a Clippers box score besides “I wanted to see how many times Paul Davis got dunked on.” In the meantime, I hope Baron’s mom isn’t waiting by the phone…it might not be ringin’ for a long time.
Very, very interesting piece on Baron Davis’ #’s this season, including a little known streak he has going longer than anybody in the NBA. Any Clipper fan should take a look…it’s at highsockslegend.blogspot.com
THEY’RE STARTING B.RUSH, J.JACK, R.HIBBERT, J.FOSTER AND ?.GRAHAM AND ARE UP 20-10.
2 steps forward 5097430943809834908 backwards
AT ices a 3 with a second on the clock, we are in OT again
Well done, gents.
takes dbl ot to beat what was essentially a d league team.
and mike taylor fractured his thumb and is gone for awhile.
How do you keep winning when the bench continually manufactures under 10 points as a whole each game. Kudos to the starting 5, thank god the 3 pointer dropped when it did, 3 from 17. Still happy to get the win, worried about a few things though as we go forward
Hey, a win’s a win. Could have been worse. I would expect an understandably lax effort tomorrow in Milwaukee…the starting five is not going to have much more energy.
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