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If you believe in Mullens, he come out a decent player.
What did you think about Mullens defense against Dwight Howard when BG and DJ was in foul trouble?
Watch out guys, Mullens is at 30% 3pt!
Is ANYTHING going well defensively?
I don’t mean to gripe, I mean the Clippers did blow out a fellow western conference contender (or at least a team projected to be so), but gee willikers, that defense was TERRIBLE.
Why do you think the fans were booing Howard so relentlessly?
My theory: From everything they’ve seen in the media, many felt he’s an easy (and emotional) target. Don’t think it had to with bitter Lakers fans or simply booing the other team’s perceived best player.
Clippers are still 1st in offense (113.3), last in defense (131.3). But due to an alphabetical quirk in the rankings system, the Clippers have the benefit of being 29th. Being tied with the Washington Wizards helps.
Here is my Clipperblog Live question:
What are the similarities and differences you noticed between Mike D’Antoni’s Seven Seconds Offense and the Clipper’s current system? How long do you think they can last playing Suns ball (all offense, no defense) to win games? If the defense remains 29th or last for the duration of the season, what else do you think Doc could do? Could we see Doc try something similar to how Lionel Hollins helped made the Memphis Grizzlies an elite defensive team?
The defense number isn’t right, 131.3 would be a historically bad rate.
Collison really has been playing awful. I hope it’s due to him playing a bit injured but for some reason I doubt that. The clippers backups wouldn’t be nearly as bad if he could play up to expectations. He was playing well in the preseason but …
In any event that was an amazing offensive performance, probably the best I’ve ever seen the Clippers play on the offensive end.
Do people not care that James Harden just doesn’t play defense at all on some nights? What was he doing?
Ive always found it interesting on how players like Carmelo Anthony and Blake Griffin get massacred by the fans and media for playing bad defense(In both cases I would say its overstated on how bad their defense is) and then players like Kyrie Irving, James Harden, and LaMarcus Aldridge who play equally mediocre defense seem to never get critics.
Carmelo plays in NY, Blake in LA.
Others: Cleveland, Houston and Portland
Both Coast Bias
When do you think Doc is going to bring out Antwan Jamison? 20 games in? 30? I’d like to see what the 2nd unit looks like with him in the rotation. Is he competing, in your opinions, with Hollins or with Mullens. Are they all 3 competing to two roles?
Hey ClipperBlogLive! Do you expect Doc to continue to use the bench as a unit going forward?
Chandler Parson vs. J.J. Redick is like ‘N Sync vs. Backstreet Boys back in the day, and I use “back in the day” extremely loosely.
Not an overarching theme, but I really liked Jamal Crawford’s last-second find when Howard was slightly out of position on Jordan. Crawford rose up to shoot, passed it to DJ at the last second and consequently drew a fourth foul on Howard (and made the shot). Crawford, who we all make fun of for hogging the ball, made a very smart play there.
If you look at the top 20 players by PER, you’ll notice a lot of them have played the Clippers thus far. That seems to be a correlation, but which way is the causation? Does the Clipper defense look horrendous because these players are having abnormally hot starts or do these players look awesome because the Clippers defense sucks?
Golden State and Houston at least are offensive juggernauts like the Clippers. So the fact that their PERs are high, which is always fairly usual for players in elite offenses, isn’t that surprising.
Fred beats Andrew’s hair this season!
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