The book being drafted by most of the league on Chris Kaman instructs teams to swarm the Clippers’ big man with double-teams when he catches the ball at 15 feet. But Spurs coach Gregg Popovich’s reading list is self-authored and it reads something like this: “We’re the San An[...]
We speak abstractly about the razor thin margin between winning and losing in basketball, but rarely do we get such a lucid illustration. I can’t recall the last time I’ve seen a game in which a team has been resuscitated the way the Clippers are Saturday evening. With the game tied 99-9[...]
On Wednesday night the Clippers successfully exploited their individual mismatches to the tune of 120 points, and for the first half of tonight’s game it’s more of the same. Chris Kaman wins the ambidextrous influenced battle with David Lee early, scoring multiple times on Lee in single [...]
A game against Minnesota presents the Clippers with a philosophical challenge. They have such significant offensive advantages over the Wolves at virtually every position on the floor, it’s almost a shame not to engage Minnesota in one-on-one, isolation basketball. Most nights, that strategy grinds [...]
Despite a number of dominating spurts by both teams, Monday’s game against the Wizards is a microcosmic win for the Clippers. They play strong half-court defense throughout most of the game, but lose the first half because they can’t control the defensive glass. There are few players in [...]
Top five units in basketball in overall rating (offensive points per 100 possessions-defensive points per 100 possessions, minimum 100 minutes played): 1. Dallas Mavericks (41.42) Jason Kidd Jason Terry Shawn Marion Dirk Nowitzki Erick Dampier 2. Atlanta Hawks (36.66) Mike Bibby Jamal Crawford Joe J[...]
Sandwiched between Orlando’s early 3-point onslaught and some untimely late game offensive failings were two of the best quarters the Clippers have played all year. Clippers fans are accustomed to narrowing in on glimpses of potential, but tonight they received an extended look at what a motiv[...]
The first offensive decision the Clippers make against Houston after the opening jump is to send Baron Davis low against Aaron Brooks on the left block. The spacing is beautiful and so is the motion and timing that follows. Al Thornton cuts through to the right side, which leaves Baron in isolation [...]
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