“This is humiliating. It is absolutely embarrassing.” — Ralph Lawler [4th, 0:59.2] With Devin Harris and Courtney Lee not suited up for New Jersey, the Nets have precious few places to go in the halfcourt. Brook Lopez on the block provides the Nets with a viable option, but there[...]
Here’s a piece I wrote recapping the game for ESPN Los Angeles. A couple of additional points, before going to the video of the final possession: It’s a strange game. Strange insofar as the Clippers, whose collective eFG on jumpers is 42.3 percent, drained 11 of 17 shots between 16 feet [...]
Hours before the Clippers knocked off the Lakers on Wednesday, I asked Mike Dunleavy how a coach can tell the difference between real, permanent growth and the fleeting illusion of improvement. “You ask yourself, ‘Is the team able to do what it wants to do?'” Wednesday night, the C[...]
Juwan Howard may typify this current incarnation of the Blazers perfectly. While most everyone expected the Blazers to fall apart long ago, they simply haven’t. Tonight the 36 year old Howard throws down a devastating jam on Chris Kaman at the end of the first half that defies all logic, but l[...]
Six thoughts from the win last night: Generally speaking, the Clippers are not a very good shooting team. Coming into last night’s game the team ranked 23rd in field goal percentage from the 10-15 feet range, 24th in field goal percentage from 16-23 feet, and 26th in effective field goal perce[...]
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 [...]
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