In many respects, today is a lousy moment to discuss what Al Thornton means to the Los Angeles Clippers in the long term. For one, making wholesale evaluations of a team or a player following a game like last night’s win over Boston is always dangerous due to the lightning-in-a-bottle quality[...]
It’s been a long while since we had a reason to take a close look at the final few minutes of a game between the Clippers and an elite opponent. When you consider that the Clips feature Fred Jones and Mardy Collins at the wings for virtually the entire second half, it’s incredible they&[...]
Want to achieve posterity at the Elias Sports Bureau? Here’s a formula for you: Schedule back-to-back games against a team whose frontcourt consists of Shaquille O’Neal and Amare Stoudemire. Suit up only one big man — a 20-year-old rookie drafted in the second round. Go. Whatever [...]
Michael Lewis’ piece from the Sunday New York Times on Shane Battier and the Rockets has made the rounds, but I wanted to zero in on a particularly insightful morsel buried deep in the article: I spent the second half with Sam Hinkie, the vice president of basketball operations and the head of[...]
PHOENIX — I don’t care much for ROY debates, but Eric Gordon demonstrates tonight that he belongs prominently in any conversation about this class of rookie guards. But we knew that. Regarding his play tonight, well, it’ll be familiar to anyone who’s watched him all year. H[...]
Scores have been corrected during regulation summary. One of the hazards of playing a team like New York or Golden State is that gluttonous chuckers treat the game like an all-you-can-shoot buffet, launching unconscionable jumpers with :19 left on the shot clock. For much of the night, the Clippers[...]
ATLANTA — Ball movement is a beautiful thing. That Spalding moves faster than a human being, faster than even Josh Smith. When it goes into the right player in the right place at the right moment, it can produce miracles. To wit: The Clippers generate 38 assists on 49 field goals tonight.[...]
Accept as an article of faith that the worst-shooting team in basketball isn’t going to win many basketball games when it turns the ball over 25 times. Fred Jones has never looked less like an NBA point guard than he does tonight. He delivers a series of lazy passes off basic S/R action. Eve[...]
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