Here are five thoughts from the Clippers 105-97 loss to Portland on Tuesday night: Nothing Regular This felt like a playoff game. You can credit the always excellent Rose Garden crowd for part of that feeling, but the play on the court was elevated to a level we haven’t seen from both sides th[...]
Here’s an excerpt of Kevin Arnovitz’s piece over at TrueHoop.com: *** 80 percent of life is showing up. Of all of Woody Allen’s enduring punch lines, none is so practical as a life lesson. You don’t have to be a genius to achieve success — just show up. Those silly perf[...]
Typically I’m very curmudgeonly with my postgame grades, but after witnessing one of the best first quarters the Clippers have ever played (settle down, Mike Smith), I was tossing around A’s like nobody’s business in the Lob City Ledger over at ESPNLA.com. The rest of the Cl[...]
The Clippers are the flavor of the month. They have one of best starting line-ups in basketball, arguably the best point guard and power forward in the NBA, and appear to be serious contenders out West. There’s a unique buzz about the team, with famous rappers even making songs about the ̶[...]
Before the season gets started, three of our writers previewed the season for the Clippers as a team. How far can they go? Let’s see what Charlie Widdoes, Nick Flynt and Mark Shore have to say. 1. Fact or fiction: The Clippers will host a Game 1 in the 2012 playoffs. Charlie Widdoes, Cl[...]
Time is winding down on the clock. The Clippers have the last shot. What do they do? Usually, and it’s this way with most teams, the answer is a 1-4 isolation — your basic clearout for a guard at the top of the key. There are a few reasons why this is so popular in the NBA. If you run a [...]
The foundations for last year’s annoying 23rd ranked offense were two of the more pestering and inevitable patterns of Clipper failure: third quarter collapses and a disproportionately high amount of turnovers. Completely understandable with a team carrying so many young players, but that doesn’t al[...]
Here’s Kevin Arnovitz on TrueHoop on what we need to learn about the Clippers: “It was all so odd. Not just that the Clippers trampled the Lakers in a preseason game, or that the media scrum outside the Clippers’ locker room after the game dwarfed the crowd waiting to get in[...]
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