Great win by the Clippers. At this point in the season, any win is a great win. 37-23, nice. Everyone, please remember we are who we are. We don’t guard 3 pt shots all that well, and Golden State shoots the 3 better than any team in the league, but we still did enough things to counter that and get the win. We didn’t let anything slip away, we’ve won 11 out of 13, quite a run, and if that ain’t peaking, I’m not sure what is. As I said before, when we beat the Thunder in OKC, by virtue of that win, I don’t see us losing any more games during the regular season. OKC will put that claim to the test, and certainly, if we win that, we have no business losing any more games. Newsflash, I think Nick Young will finally get a taste of what its like to practice with the Clips tomorrow. Nothing like practice to get everyone back on the same page. I look for crisp execution of the offense Monday night, and a resounding victory. We’re a proven commodity, so there are no more statement wins, we just need to win, just to win and I think we will, Go Clippers!!!
When the Clips almost let leads slip away like they did today and have done so all season after starting out hot, it’s disturbing. When the playoffs come, the Clips need to decently defend the 3 because those shots become so much more important in the playoffs when games slow down and transition baskets become less frequent and everything depends on half-court execution. Looking at the box score, the Clips need continue working on their FT shooting. It is reassuring to see that they’re not just settling for jump shots anymore and that they are aggressively getting to the line. 30 FT’s attempted tonight is a great stat to see. The Clippers should be able to overtake the Lakers for the division if they keep playing with the urgency and intensity they did against OKC last Wednesday. Like Kevin Arnovitz said, the Clips won today based on talent and not so much effort. Let’s see the effort tomorrow and everyone can expect a victory. Blake needs to be consistent about not whining and hustle back on defense even if he gets hacked and it’s not called. He can’t afford to pick up another T and get suspended.
Clippers can guard the three. They just chose to only guard it in the forth quarter. A lot of sports writers think the clips won’t make it deep in the playoffs becuz of there defense. We can play defense we just got to make sure we play that forth quarter defense all 4 quarters and we will meet okc in the west finals
The best thing that could happen to this team down the stretch is that we’re finally playing some ‘D’! esp. on the 4th!. The whole squad has picked it up! K-mart, E-bled make a statement outhere! the only ones that i havent seen much on ‘D’ and we’ve suffered because of it are:
Foye – Eventhough he’s put the effort, he’s been put on bench because Young can do a much better job putting a hand up on ‘D’ with his lankier frame.
Buttler has also lost a step here and there and cost us – Eventhough i like him he’s missed a step im guessing because of his tired legs and bcause of it we’ve given easy baskets at crucial moments.
And Mo- But Mo will be Mo, He’s never been there for ‘D’.
VDN has done an ok job utilizing the squad at moments of shooting he’s put foye and at moments of D he’s put young. Im affraid come Playoff time, the other teams will take advantage of this disadvantages, I just hope we got enough offence to overcome this deficiencies, so far we have.
Monday OKC game matches up well with this team, monday game will be big on deciding if we land 3rd 4th or 5th playoff spot. Can’t wait for playoffs! That’s were We unleash the beasts CP3 goes CP3 V2.0! and Blake well… first time on playoffs! I can’t imagine Blake V2.0! Go Clips!
People in the paper today were trying to make a big deal of DeAndre Jordan’s offensive outburst against Golden State and were saying that all he has to do is play like that every game. Apparently, this is going to be portrayed as the evidence that Jordan is a great center in the making and all of his great potential is close to coming to the surface.
Golden State has no center (Andrew Bogut is out) and no power forward (David Lee is also out, so he couldn’t move over to center either). The front line that Golden State put out there yesterday was probably the worst front line that any team in the NBA has put out at the start of a game all season. Their starting center averages 1.7 points per game on the season and he didn’t even get that yesterday.
In addition to their lack of innate ability, the Golden State front line was also playing an early Saturday game after a Friday night on the town in LA. And the team is “tanking” so that it can get down to the 7th spot in the draft and then keep their draft choice, which has been traded away but its top 7 protected.
It’s no wonder they made no effort at all to guard the paint in the first quarter.
Does anybody think Jordan will go up against a front line with that kind of ability and that kind of motivation in the playoffs. No, of course not. Any of the front lines Jordan could go up against in the playoffs will destroy him.
DeMote, nobody here thinks he is a great center. We all think he is a good center that is doing what he is supposed to do as dictated by his role. Have you not understood that yet?
“Their starting center averages 1.7 points per game on the season and he didn’t even get that yesterday.”
So DJ held their starting Center below his averages?
Go get em DJ!!
In general the Clippers should be concerned with how they barely won that game yesterday and how Nate Robinson destroyed the bigs (Jordan, mainly) inside going to the basket.
Jordan only played 24 minutes yesterday, which helped. If he’d played starter minutes, the Clippers likely would have lost . . . not because of the points he scored (mostly early) but for all of the points he allowed.
I’m not sure if you’re complaining, but do you agree with the way VDN is playing him? You have to play him at least 20 minutes a game because you have no-one else and they’re not going to get anyone else before the playoffs. And I’m guessing in the playoffs Kmart’s minutes will go up and DJ’s will go down by a little bit.
Demote needs someone to blame for the Clippers “lack of success, poor front office decisions and inability to win.” It was Baron Davis and now it’s DeAndre Jordan. Meanwhile, with this “horrible” center (who, btw, is 23 years old, in his 3rd nba season, with only 1 year of college ball to his credit), the Clippers are going into the playoffs with home court advantage against Memphis. Somehow we manage to win (11 out of the last 13 when it counts the most), even with DJ at the pivot. I’ll take being concerned with only barely WINNING over barely losing anytime. Demote is a moron. If it were up to him, we’d be barely losing with a starting center named Chris Kaman, who I’m not bashing but we lost an awful lot of games with him in the starting role and that’s who Demote wanted to promote last year.
Correction: DJ is in his 4th season. He was drafted the same year Eric Gordon was drafted in 2008.
Well, the reason we would be losing with Kaman is because Kaman would never see the court because he’s always in a suit on the bench from all those injuries he manages to keep racking up.
Kaman was always nursing his injuries and he didn’t play like a center, having fallen in love with a jump shooting game. He also was a turnover machine, never had his head in the game, and couldn’t make a shot from two feet depite being 7 feet tall. He was also strange and weird. Just not a very likeable person.
Demote has it out for oshley for some reason. It’s not really about DeAndre or Baron or anyone else on the player side. It’s just a way to attack Olshey. Demote is one weird character. Probably posting from his basement with Cheetos all over his hand putting the lotion on the skin.
Or else it gets the hose again
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