Excruciating. The Clippers lead 106-102 with :25.1 seconds remaining — theoretically a two-possession game. Eric Gordon has played a gritty defensive second half. But on a dribble-handoff from Derrick Rose to Ben Gordon up high, EJ gets caught on a Drew Gooden screen as B. Gordon sweeps righ[...]
Tonight’s game is far more agonizing than it needs to be, in large part because the Clippers insist on waging a perimeter battle against a team they should be exploiting inside. After a stellar first quarter during which the Clippers use Randolph down low to engage the Thunder on the block, the Cli[...]
Good teams win ugly basketball games, and tonight the Clippers notch their third W in four chances with a workaday, not particularly attractive win over Houston. There should be comfort for Clipper fans in just how utilitarian and bland this victory is. Ugly wins are indicative teams that understa[...]
Tonight’s game reads like a Russian novel — between Zach Randolph’s return, Steve Blake’s improbable choke at the stripe, Baron Davis’ epic redemption at the end of regulation, Brandon Roy being Brandon Roy, Eric Gordon’s man-size drive to the rack in the first o[...]
Clipper fans have been eagerly awaiting the night that Baron Davis would unleash his entire offensive arsenal, take over a basketball game, and single-handedly notch a win for the Clippers against a superior basketball team. There’s a buzz in Staples after Baron drains a 30-footer to cap off [...]
If Memphis plays at 45 rpm, then Minnesota is a 33. The Wolves are a glacially slow team, and that allows the Clippers defense to gain some footing. Al Jefferson gets his points — 28 on 13-22 shooting from the floor — but the Clippers’ smalls do a solid job on the perimeter, and [...]
I’m neither a physicist nor a statistician, but I’m inclined to believe that if you randomly assembled a basketball team from the nation’s leading Yeshiva academies, it would — by sheer chance — collect more than three offensive rebounds in 34 opportunities against the [...]
You want the good news first? The retooled Clippers are showing themselves to be a reasonably effective offensive squad. They’re working themselves a lot of high-percentage shots inside of 15 feet, even against a good interior defensive team like Houston. You see it at the outset of the 2nd[...]
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