First off, I hope everyone is out of harm’s way. Best to you and your families. A game against Golden State always presents challenges and opportunities. For Mike Dunleavy, who prefers a set halfcourt offense, Don Nelson’s ability to force a frenetic pace can take the Clippers out of t[...]
Since I made the case this morning touting the Clippers’ defensive potential, it’s only fair that I use the same post as a foil to make the counter-argument, with tonight’s debacle as a case study: I think this squad can evolve into a fairly good defensive team. Here’s the rosy pr[...]
So this is what it should look like: A half-court-oriented team that uses its size/ability to control the post, as well as its PG’s talent off the dribble to force opponents to over-commit in the paint. On good nights when the matchups are favorable, the Clips will be able to score a good num[...]
Over the first five games of the season, Baron Davis had largely been deferential to his teammates. To some extent, that was a function of his injury — he averaged fewer than 30 mpg during the first five games and wasn’t quite right at the outset. But I think it was also a concession, [...]
There’s a lot that’s heartening — pre-Millsap in the 4th, when the Clippers let the game slip away. The Clippers convert their final bucket from the floor at 7:58 in the 4th, when Baron Davis banks a FG off the glass coming around a thick screen from Marcus Camby that pancakes Br[...]
How important is a point guard? For 35 minutes in Oakland on Wednesday night, Don Nelson actually fielded a team without one. He simply had Stephen Jackson bring the ball up and work it to the wing. Saturday’s Clippers-Jazz game features two teams playing without their starting point guards[...]
Early on, the Clippers show they have the capacity to play quality basketball. They take their first lead at [1st, 4:36] when Baron Davis throws it into the post for Chris Kaman against Birdman Andersen. Kaman hasn’t done a lot right offensively to start the season, but when he sees Kenyon M[...]
During his tenure as the Clippers’ head coach, Mike Dunleavy has always preferred a more controlled offense. To a large extent that’s due to his natural inclinations, but it’s also been a function of the Clips’ personnel. There wasn’t a member of the Cassell-Mobley-Mag[...]
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