For what it’s worth we were one of the worst teams in the NBA last year and up until the 4th quarter with some spurts it was a 1 point game with the defending champions. Positive thoughts, right?
3-14 from 3, 17 offensive boards given up, 35 FT given up, 20 turns…yeah, that’s not going to win too many games regardless of opponent.
Down 7, 25 seconds left…and no foul? At least give yourself one more chance to cut it to a two possession game. Hate it when teams admit defeat when there’s still a 1% chance they could win.
Baron is picking up right where he left off last year! 1-10?
18pt. 16reb for Kaman is a pretty solid start. Now he needs to play some more defense.
Overall, bittersweet effort by the clips. Baron was abysmal, Thorton sucks, but second unit was impressive. Gordon, Smith, and Kaman had good starts, Butler needs to do better.
Oh yeah, and Dunleavy is an awful a coach. He is going to cost this team 9-12 wins this year.
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Gordon, Kaman & Camby where good for our starters, but unfortunately Baron & Thorton were that bad. Our 2nd unit was by far better, especially Telfair & Smith but Butler wasn’t his pre-season self at all. oy, not bad but not great. Hopefully the Clippers have enough energy for the new uptempo Suns tomorrow night. This 4 games in 5 nights to start out the season is kinda brutal if you ask me.
When we get down by 12 pts call a fucking time out!!!! I don’t think he called 1 timeout. Dunleavy hasn’t changed and Baron hasn’t changed.
Well it was the Lakers, I don’t think they’re gonna lose much this years. Can’t get down on them that much for losing to them. Another 4th quarter collapse though. Next 2 games Clippers play 2 teams that are competing for the lower playoff seeds.
Kaman looked ok, maybe someone will want to trade for him. Did the Clippers run more? Not really.
That was the best when Baron threw up a brick and the announcers were like “that was the best looking shot tonight from Baron Davis”… he missed. So funny, just what you want from your 65 million dollar man….
thornton nor butler are not reliable. we need a solid long time SF… look at Anthony and James…
Davis is hurt right now let him rest and throw Mardy Collins in there
OK, let’s be clear we wouldn’t have won this game with Griffin. We lost this because Baron couldn’t shoot worth a lick. 1-10. Really? No one else could take a shot? Egad.
No moral victories, but this once could have been over 2-3 times if the effort wasn’t there. I like this team with or without Griffin. Obviously Baron needs to find his shot. It’s shocking that he could go from a 20pt/game scorer to this so quickly. Very impressed with Bassy, very impressed with Smith. We need someone who can step up and score in 4th on isos/picknroll. Not every play, but you have to go to it when you really need a bucket, and it has to work. A win tomorrow would go a long way.
Typical Dunleavy. We get within 1 after the 3rd quarter and we’re starting to make our run. Then of course, he takes out our most consistent scorer in Eric Gordon. Smart move.
I rarely agree with Kenny Smith, but he nailed it on the head in the TNT post game tonight. This team does not have anyone who can finish in the fourth quarter. That’s what we are missing at the 1 and 3. Baron hasn’t really been able to do it since he did that miracle playoff run over three years ago. People forget Ellis and Jackson were the key to them barely making the playoffs the following year. Gordon may eventually be that player, but not yet. Kaman and Camby are great 3 quarter players but they can’t make the big shot to keep you in the game or win it in the fourth. Shoot, even Tim Thomas and Cutino Mobley could make that shot more than anyone we have now! That’s what we are missing with F-Elton and Cassell gone (although arguably F-Elton can’t do that anymore either…). And as great as Blake may be, until he gets a jumper, he won’t be that player either. So, when the 32 win predictions come true, that’s why. They can play “hard” till the cows come home, but what you are is what you are. And unless Baron magically turns into the player he was over three years ago, that’s what they are.
Tonite reminded why I wanted to KILL Baron Davis last year.
How stupid do you have to be to take shot after shot on a gimpy leg instead of deferring to your teammates, especially one Eric Gordon?
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