Aiming for a 8:20 p.m. PST start.
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Here’s a question: could the bench efficiencies have been fixed had Kevin Garnett and/or Paul Pierce joined the Clippers?
No, because they wouldn’t have DeAndre Jordan. Plus, it’s a back-to-back so Garnett wouldn’t have even played tonight since they’d have saved him for Dallas.
You guys are great. If the Pellies were in the playoffs, which team would they be best matched up against?
I think people are underestimating the affect Cps injured thumb and shoulder has had during his inconsistent play lately. before he got hurt, he seemed to hit shots more consistently. his 3 ball was low yes but that midrange was money. now he can’t even hit his favorite shot with certainty? its more than just not having confidence, there is something physically wrong. you don’t forget how to shoot. he missed his shots so badly tonight. most were long. he’s not being honest about his physical status.
this team can be blake’s team all day. you can make him the go to guy and he can be the leading scorer throughout the playoffs. but if CP can’t score consistently, we aren’t going far. put length and quickness on blake like AD was tonight and they will struggle. same with CP. he had to guard and be guarded by 6’8 guys. not to mention if he got past them, there was AD in the paint to block.
Length is our kryptonite at our most important positions. it scares me that the teams we potentially face have the things we struggle the most with. 3 point defense (Warriors), length (Clay on CP, Grizz big men).
Don’t forget the Spurs. They know every single move of the Clippers before and after they make them. Gregg Popovich beats teams by using psychology. Chris Paul is 14-27 against them, regular season and playoffs combined.
The Spurs, Warriors and Grizzlies are who the Clippers fear to face, not only for their skills and advantages, but for the psychological edge they bring to the Clippers every time they face them.
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