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Baron, Gordon, Butler, Griffin and Kaman are your starters this evening.
Clips out to a 13-6 lead. Great ball movement on the possession that resulted in a wide open Gordon three.
Gordon got the hot hand! 3 out 4 for Bingo!
16 foot turn around fallaway by Sool is good for the and one. Not an ideal look, but can’t argue with the result.
Gordon with a nice pullup off a beautiful screen and roll with Kaman. He’s hot right now.
Blake’s passing is so underrated. Here he drops the dime in the post to a cutting DeAndre Jordan for the thunderous jam.
Now Baron with the penetration and dumpoff to DeAndre. I’ll go ahead and predict that DeAndre’s points and boards per minute or going to be somewhere near the top of the league for centers.
Craig Smith checks in an immediately draws a foul off a pick and roll with Baron. This guy keeps the refs busy, doesn’t he?
At the end of one, it’s 33-22 Clippers. Lakers look sloppy in their help D and rotations tonight, but give a lot of credit to the Clippers guards, Baron and Gordon. They’re flying off the pick and rolls and gutting the defense, creating lots of easy looks for themselves or for DeAndre.
The degree of difficulty on some of these shots by Rasual is insane.
Adam Morrison, for three! Couldn’t help but enjoy that. My apologies in advance.
DeAndre just stood at half court for 10 seconds (while the ball was in play) tying his shoe. Ah… preseason.
Craig Smith has been monster offensively – he makes some great cuts and of course, goes strong to the rim.
Lakers will go into the half with the momentum thanks to some sloppy box outs resulting in a broken play and a Bynum bucket plus the foul.
Clippers lead 60-57 at the half, Craig Smith leads the way with 15 off the bench.
Clips shot 54% from the field in the first half. Second chance buckets are the problem on the defensive end.
Rough start to the second half for Kaman- a turnover, followed by an offensive rebound allowed, followed by an airball.
And Kaman settles back in- a fingeroll, an open jumper and a blocked shot in the last two minutes.
Griffin with a nasty tip dunk! Kobe answers with a spinny loopty loo thingy!
*Angry* Baron Davis is twice the player calm Baron Davis is.
One thing Griffin is NOT: A shot blocker. He’s done a pretty poor job at contesting shots tonight. Against Bynum it’s understandable because he’s not going to block his shot and he doesn’t want to foul. But against guys like Powell? Challenge those interior looks!
Bogus call on a Griffin screen – Dunleavy does his best “Shooter” impression and stumbles to mid court, rambling about the call and earning the technical.
Just saw Dunleavy get another Preseason technical foul
Lakers up 83-77 at the end of 3. The Clippers have slowed down considerably offensively. They’re running less sets, looking less crisp, and turning over the ball a little too often. No one is matching Bynum’s effort on the glass, either. Dunleavy has to be disappointed in the performance that quarter.
Blake just POSTERIZED Dacos. Oh me Oh my.
Baron with a great job diffusing a 2 on 1 fast break by stepping in and taking the charge on Farmar. Always a good sign when your star player is hanging in and taking charges in preseason. That’s leadership by example.
Lakers go up 9 (biggest lead of the night) on a Morrison three from the corner. Baron is visibly upset that no one is even near Morrison on the play.
Kaman is really forcing the action late in the 4th here. He hasn’t taken a good look in his last 4 touches.
Lakers up 109-97 with 3 minutes to go. Very disappointing defensive effort here late in the 4th. Lakers are getting tons of open looks and second chances. If Gordon isn’t going to rebound, he needs to at least box out. Shannon Brown just beat him for a backbreaking tip in.
Morrison complaining to the refs takes me back to a simpler, happier time. Lakers up 10 with less than a minute to go. Craig Smith refusing to quit.
That’ll do er- Lakers 114, Clippers 108. Great start for the Clippers tonight, but they regressed with each quarter.
thanks dj…good analysis…
WOW at Blake Griffin’s dunk on DJ Mbenga… actually made me jump off my seat while watching the game on TV – and I never do that in a preseason game.
I, for one, hope Baron never shaves again.
what was the real score of last nights game? 105 to 114 or 108 to 114?
When numb nuts from the blazsers scored with .03 secinds left the did an instant replay and didnt count the basket. NBA web site says 105 to 114. Others say 108 to 114
opps clippers not blazers sorry
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