It’s getting ugly for opponents of the LA Clippers.
To be fair to the Brooklyn Nets, they probably saw a beatdown coming. All that space I spent previewing a potential Brook Lopez-DeAndre Jordan matchup will have to be saved for the meeting in Brooklyn, as Lopez got Monday night off. The Clippers went up by as many as 28 points in the first quarter, and the starters did not play at all in the fourth quarter for the fourth time in six games as the Clippers blew out the Nets 127-95.
The Clippers became the first team in the NBA this season to reach 10 wins, and they won their 7th consecutive game for the first time since the franchise moved to California in 1978. Clippers PF Blake Griffin scored 20 points, making 9-of-15 from the field, while PG Chris Paul eviscerated another starting PG by scoring a game-high 21 points with 9 assists, 5 steals and only 1 turnover. Nets starting PG Sean Kilpatrick had 1 assist, 5 turnovers, and shot 5-of-17 from the field.
The Clippers scored a season-high 127 points, while the starting lineup flexed again, outscoring the Nets 72-29 in 23 minutes and compiling a net rating of 78.9. You could say that the Clippers were locked in…
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