Al Thornton and Eric Gordon will be arch rivals — at least for a couple of hours. Both Clippers have been selected to play in the 2009 Rookie Challenge during All-Star Weekend in Phoenix: Forward Jeff Green, Durant’s teammate in Oklahoma City, joins him on the Sophomore team, which also[...]
The Clippers manage to stay close to Portland for three quarters, but they play much of the game on borrowed time. How can we tell? By taking a closer look at the shot distribution. While both teams shoot well in the first half — Portland 55.9%, the Clippers 48.5% — Portland gets prec[...]
Basketball games that feature the Golden State Warriors tend to produce some counter-intuitive data, which makes sense because Don Nelson is a prophet of counter-intuition. He’ll assign 6′ 10″ Anthony Randolph to guard the ball. He’ll put Corey Maggette on the Clippers̵[...]
There are back-to-back possessions early in the game that offer a glimpse of the Clippers’ prolific offensive night: [1st, 8:56] With Jeff Green starting at PF for Oklahoma City and Brian Skinner suffering flu-like symptoms, Mike Dunleavy has inserted Ricky Davis into the starting lineup, shi[...]
Anyone with a rooting interest in the Clippers would do much better to ignore wins and losses and segment the remainder of the season into a series of smaller goals. The Clippers are unlikely to win many basketball games between now and some point in the future when a combination of Baron Davis, Zac[...]
For the better part of a month, Marcus Camby stabilized the Clippers’ interior play — both their rebounding attack and the business of patrolling the paint defensively. As bad as things got for the Clippers over their twelve-game losing streak that ended on Saturday night, Camby helped[...]
One of the more interesting debates that rages each June is whether an organization should draft on need, or take the best player available on the board. There are those who believe that an NBA team should draft the best available player, irrespective of need. The more traditional school subscribe[...]
Tonight, the Clippers convert points on only one of their first seven possessions. As analytic exercises go, documenting these fruitless offensive sets almost seems cruel. Here at Clipperblog, we’re gluttons for punishment: [1st, 11:25] The ball runs through Camby at the top of the circle.[...]
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