When we weren’t busy obsessing over Ramon Sessions, Clipperblog spent the last days of Summer detailing our hopes and fears for the upcoming season. Now that we’re past the midway point of the 82 game schedule, let’s review that Hopes and Fears series to get some perspective on whe[...]
There isn’t a game on the schedule where Eric Gordon doesn’t come in handy, but against Boston’s ball pressure in the halfcourt, EJ’s absence is especially costly. The Celtics’ defense focuses on cutting off large swaths of the floor with hard traps. The best way to alleviate that pressu[...]
The Clippers’ exceptional defensive effort Sunday afternoon in Washington features only two blemishes: When the Clips run perimeter traps at the Wizards’ guards, the rotations onto Antawn Jamison aren’t prompt. Jamison is one of the best bigs in the league at finding mismatches or [...]
When you consider the Clippers’ shot selection, early foul trouble and that they’re woefully undermanned, the first half goes about as well it can. The wrong guys take the wrong shots for much of the half, and Denver amasses a trove of free throw attempts. Yet the Clips protect the baske[...]
Five thoughts from tonight’s game: Bench Play – After a sloppy first quarter from the starters, the Clippers bench came in and made an immediate impact, accounting for 22 of the team’s 50 first half points. Al Thornton’s role becomes more and more defined as the season moves [...]
Coming off uniquely heartbreaking losses to two of the best teams in the league in the Lakers and Cleveland, the Clippers looked susceptible to playing victim to the infamous trap game. Aggression tends to be the key for a team wanting to avoid the dreaded letdown game. Counter-punch and let a team [...]
The Lakers got their All-Star caliber big man back tonight. The Clippers did not. Chris Kaman’s absence is painfully evident right from the opening tip. There’s plenty of logic behind the Lakers’ early game strategy of attacking DeAndre Jordan on the block with Andrew Bynum. Almost[...]
The Clippers’ size is one of their great advantages and one of the primary ways they’re able to control basketball games for sustained stretches when they’re playing well. When that asset isn’t on the floor, the Clips are easier both to score on and to guard. Both last night at Memphis and ton[...]
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