Check out this great TrueHoop TV video of Kevin Arnovitz on CP3:
Paul and Griffin bother were super last night, but their super play coverd up some glaring problems. Paul is not going to have his best night of the season very often, but the glaring problems will still be there.
Al Jefferson didn’t have his best night of the season, but he almost did. He did have his second best night, scoring 27 points on 12-20 shooting with 4 assists and 12 rebounds.
His only better game was against Cleveland where he scored 30 points.
Once again Jordan got worked by a legitimate center. This happens time and time again, and it will continue to happen until the Clippersget a legitimate center.
The only centers that do not work Jordan are the short ones who either are too stocky too move well (The Thunder’s Kendrick Perkins and The Heat’s Joel Anthony) or too thin to not get brushed aside like The Raptor’s 6’9″ 210 lb Amir Johnson.
That’s the simple reality.
I’m pretty sure Al Jefferson scored 18 points on 9-11 shooting in the first half, mostly on Solomon Jones. DeAndre was in foul trouble and sat most of the first half.
That would mean Jefferson scored 9 points on 3-9 in the second half. Not a bad defense effort then by DeAndre.
I’m not ecstatic about Martin but that Evans/Jones tandem is truly wretched. If Martin is an upgrade then we’re going to have to take him (a Memphis team with ZBo scares me more and more).
I wasn’t ecstatic about the Butler signing and I’ve been pleasantly surprised.
Just because you busters need a new wallpaper.
old hornets fan / new clippers fan
Tonight will be a tough match up. I can’t remember the last time my team had a chance to be 8 games above .500. As the games and wins pile up, Pau’s whiney comments that “they haven’t played a lot of games”, sounds softer and softer, just like his game is. How many more NBA heavy-weights do the Clippers have to beat down, before Hollinger ranks us in our rightful position, #1. Currently 13? Right behind the hated ones, and eleven other teams, most of which we’ve already smacked down? Hollinger must be a Laker fan to disrespect the red, white and blue like that. No worries though, lets dig deep and grind out another win. Last night was classic Clippers hoops, kickin’, and scrapin’ and scratchin’ out a tough win. Nothing comes easy, that’s Clippers-style ball.
I thought Hollinger’s rankings were based on a formula, so it’s not like he’s intentionally keeping the Clippers low. If anything, blame the formula for being faulty – although I’m sure the games without CP3 hurt our ranking.
It’s only a matter of time before the phrase “Puts another quarter in the meter” takes on a life of its own.
Great Vid KA!
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