The Clippers resorted to zone for a good part of the second half last night against Minnesota, and the results weren’t favorable. The decision prompted me to pose the following: Someone smart needs to look at the data, but my best guess is that any advantage in defensive efficiency that’s der[...]
The Clippers’ early scores materialize when they aren’t able to get the designed shot, but improvise nicely to work themselves clean looks beyond the arc off smart reads [1st, 10:52; 1st, 10:17]. Unfortunately, the Clippers can’t hit their open shots, particularly Steve Novak, who[...]
For about five halves of basketball — the Detroit game, Dallas game, and the first 24 minutes in San Antonio — the surprising, scrappy Clippers played an appealing brand of hustling, aspirational basketball. At some point in the third quarter of the Spurs game, that label expired. Tonigh[...]
Realizing the Clippers don’t have a lot to work with, I’m not sure that a zone is a viable defensive option against San Antonio. With all their firepower from beyond the arc, the Spurs can stretch a zone silly, which is exactly what they do to begin the second half down one to the Clipp[...]
It seems ridiculous to sanctify grown men for doing their jobs, but the Clippers’ few remaining healthy bodies play a gutsy game this afternoon. “Clippers Point Guard” is now the NBA’s equivalent of “Spinal Tap Drummer.” Today’s spontaneous combustion? Fr[...]
For about 42 minutes, the Clippers choreograph a perfect evening of basketball. There’s an exquisite two man game [2nd, 2:34] with the young guys, Eric Gordon and Al Thornton where Al uses his muscle to seal off Jason Kidd for an easy layup. There’s Baron Davis [2nd, 1:20] masterfully s[...]
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