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Really appreciate your hard works!!! It was interesting that the bench helped win this game. All of the starters were either 0 or minuses. I couldn’t watch that game, is that true? If so, it’s nice to see the bench is coming along.
Statistically Love and Blake were close. But who do you think really won the battle? Not just accounting the win but everything overall, things that don’t show up on the stat sheet.
Love is far more skilled offensively and in rebounding the ball. Passing, they are a push. Blake is a better ball handler I think, Both soft defensively. Love is a go-to guy at the end of games, Griffin is not. Edge to Love…for now.
Here is my question for CBL, which is actually based on my Preventions:
Last season, the Clipper’s weakness was guarding the 3-point line, and tonight was no exception. Six Minnesota 3-pointers were contested by the Clipper D, but they allowed twelve open 3-pointers (shots that were wide open but missed) and eleven made 3-pointers. The Wolves’s open percentage of 3’s was 66.7%. If the Wolves had made all their open 3-pointers, their logic 3-point percentage would have been a staggering 79.3%. Based on my observations, what is your current opinion of the Clippers 3-point defense? Is there still work to be done?
Kevin Martin for 30, and we saw what Wade and Ray Allen did. When do we quit imagining that we can obtain a power player with what we have and go get a tough-nosed wing defender and use Barnes/Dud at the PF?
A lot of Martin’s points were just ridiculous contested threes. There’s no one who can realistically stop that outside of maybe Iggy, George, and LeBron. He won’t hit those every night, just like Wade won’t hit turnaround jumpers every night. That seems more like bad luck than bad defense.
Quick Question. Is Jamal Crawford more valuable than an upgraded 3rd big? With no offensive flow while the 2nd unit is out there, Jamal continues to keep us in games and is valuable late in the 4th quarter.
I think that unless we can see Collison actually run some offense for others it’s very silly – and precipitated – to think about trading Crawford. His 6 assists showed than if asked, he can run some offense when that was supposed to be Collison’s job and all I see is he dribbling and to get himself open for a tough shot.
Which I don’t understand since in preseason he was much more unselfish he had a lot of games with some great numbers assist-wise and his scoring just came with the flow. Now he is forcing stuff and not running anything for others.
What is the strategy to defending Love?
Ralph Lawler said in the telecast that you have to make him a 2-point shooter from within 10-16 feet. Doc is having the Clippers suck the offense into shooting 2’s because of the weak defense from 3-point range.
I was looking for something a little more specific than “make him shoot two pointers from 10-16 feet.” I was looking for a specific way of defending his various pet plays in order to deny him an efficient shot/pass. I have some ideas, but I want to see what everyone else thinks on these four plays:
1. Love sets the screen.
2. Love gets a guard to screen (that run-through thing and the hand-off into a three thing)
3. Love outlet pass
4. Love in the post
What is the best overall 5 man rotation thus far in this early season?
Did the Clips just escape with a victory against a superior team on the second of a back to back? The wolves starting 5 playing under Addleman’s offense is like a beautiful basketball symphony and it feels sustainable.
their bench is worse than the Clippers. I don’t think they are sustainable. They can be scary.
nah, the same could have been said to T-Wolves if they had snapped a W as well
That is not indicative of the defense of Redick and Barnes, just of Crawford. We all already knew he wasn’t a good defender, but we also know from past experience that in a good system, surrounded by other good wing defenders (preferably CP3 and Redick/Barnes) that he can be hidden.
Besides, Crawford wasn’t on Wade or Martin hardly at all, and those were the two guys you mentioned.
There is a lot more video of Crawford twisting people’s ankles. Redick can’t get his own shot.
Doesn’t Byron Mullens remind you a Brian Cook?
Cook can shoot better
Hey guy! Did you hear about Charles Barkley’s comment about Clippers team (Blake & deandre) has the toughness of a flea? Any thoughts?
I think that commenting on their comments for now is making us explaining for ourselves things we already know, in another words, let’s not waste our time one that and stick with some more important points.
What happened with the Collison we saw on preseason? The unselfish one with a lot of assists and that scored with the flow rather than one that tries to create just for himself and force bad shots?
I liked this “new Blake” from the last 3 games, much more energized, much more aggressive both on scoring and on the glass and even guarding the opponents best big. His footwork is way better than that rusty one he was showing early.
What I still don’t get is his PAUSE. Late 4Q he paused, passed a WIDE open top of the key, got the ball back, tried to drive and get a better shot and again it ended in a worse shot than he had.
That’s a good one.
Thank you guys!!!
@DJFoster did you play in some Korean league?
I didn’t — got it as a gift from a family member who went to South Korea. Can only hope it says Foster underneath, although I may love it even more if it doesn’t.
Haha! Well, Korean has no F sound or American R sound, so phonetically it comes out something like postuh.
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