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#16 LA Clippers @ New York Knicks
Clippers1121 » 11/20/17 » 1:45pm
25 Dyce
11/22/17 » 1:41am
Where do we stand as a franchise right now and into the future.. seriously?
pro100 » 11/9/17 » 1:15pm (Page: 1, 2, 3)
69 pro100
11/21/17 » 11:44pm
Kristaps Porzingis vs Blake Griffin
ClipsAhoy » 11/7/17 » 10:25am
20 VFHS
11/21/17 » 7:04am
should the clips just tank for a high lottery pick?
japkilla » 11/20/17 » 11:01pm
1 Dyce
11/20/17 » 11:30pm
first 10 games last few years and how the seasons unfolded
uncle pumblechook » 10/27/17 » 7:35am (Page: 1, 2)
34 trapp76
11/20/17 » 10:20pm
Clips Nation
Gamethread: Clippers vs. Knicks

The Clippers haven’t won since November 1st.

The Clippers have an eight-game losing streak. The Clippers haven’t beaten a team from the Eastern Conference this season. The Clippers expect to get Patrick Beverley tonight and hope he changes those other things.

Come join the conversation!

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[Fansided: Fully Clips] - Blake Griffin assessed Flagrant 1 foul
... ight starters still out ( Patrick Beverley makes his return tonight), the LA Clippers’ cannot afford to have their star player sit out games due to a boneheaded m ...
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[Fansided: Fully Clips] - Pump the brakes on the panic: The LA Clippers will be okay
... that maybe we should pump the brakes. Injuries The biggest problem with the Clippers is injury. The team has not had their opening starting lineup for a whole ga ...
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[Fansided: Fully Clips] - LA Clippers at New York Knicks: Clips hope to finally bounce back
... ake sure he closes out. The Knicks have some fight to them this year, so the Clippers will have to actually show some passion and effort, which they have lacked d ...
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[Fansided: Fully Clips] - Patrick Beverley to return tonight for the LA Clippers
... e injury. The LA Clippers have fallen a step behind, losing nine of their last ten games and eight in ...
Clips Nation
Preview: Clippers Hope Beverley Stops the Knicks and the Streak

The Clippers get their starting point guard back. Will it be enough?

The Big Picture:

If you’ve been a fan of the Clippers since before the Blake Griffin-Chris Paul transformation, then this is like old times. If you’re a more recent fan, welcome to the club! You now know what it’s like to root for a bad basketball team. Or, at least, a team capable of very bad basketball for a very long stretch.

The Clippers have been missing three starters, and while no one can reasonably say that they’re surprised to see Danilo Gallinari’s breaking body on the sideline, the team can be excused for playing short of its potential. (DeAndre Jordan gets no such sympathy.) But facts are facts and the franchise is experiencing its first 8-game losing streak since Blake Griffin’s rookie-season-that-wasn’t (2009-10).

Fortunately, hope abounds. Patrick Beverley is expected to play tonight, and while he can’t buttress the flagging defense all by himself, you can bet that he’ll try. And the offense hasn’t really been the problem. So if Beverley can give this team (and DeAndre) the kick in the pants it deserves, a return to respectability may be near.

The Antagonist:

Hey, the Knicks aren’t so bad. They finished last season 31-51, traded Carmelo Anthony for Enes Kanter and Doug McDermott — which may be a wash, sure — but have managed a respectable mark of 8-7. Some of that credit goes to a home-heavy early schedule. Most of that credit goes to Kristaps Porzingis.

Porzingis is now a fully-realized destroyer of worlds. The (approximately) 10-foot tall Latvian-born 22-year-old is averaging 27.8 points with 2.3 blocks and a shiny 48/42/82 shooting slash-line. He survived offseason trade rumors, the most exciting thing to happen to New York since Hamilton. The Knicks’ defense is still a horror show, but with Porzingis and a Kanter-fueled #1 rating in offensive rebounding, the offense has been productive enough to keep the team competitive. Just ignore the guard situation.

The Basics:

The Subplots:

LATimes Clipper News
Clippers are more than ready for Patrick Beverley's return

Though the stumbling Clippers updated Patrick Beverley’s chance to return Monday night from doubtful to questionable, his teammates seemed certain that the point guard would be back for the game against the Knicks.

After the Clippers lost their eighth consecutive game Saturday night to the Charlotte...

LATimes Clipper News
Five takeaways from the Clippers' loss to the Hornets

The Clippers lost to the Charlotte Hornets 102-87 on Saturday for the team’s eighth straight loss. Here are five things we learned:

1. The Clippers are falling and falling and falling and can’t seem to get back up, leaving all of them hoping that the return of guard Patrick Beverley for Monday...

Clips Nation
Patrick Beverley Expected to Return Monday Against Knicks

Starting point guard Patrick Beverley is supposed to return for tomorrow’s game in New York— and not a moment too soon

Patrick Beverley has missed the last five Clippers’ games (all losses) due to a sore right knee. The good news: he is expected to return tomorrow for the Clippers’ game against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden.

Beverley will return to his duty as the team’s starting point guard, presumably pushing Austin Rivers to shooting guard and Sindarius Thornwell to the bench. Beverley is only averaging 3 assists per game, but he looks to pass the ball a bit more than Austin or Thornwell, and it doesn’t stick to him as much. However, he brings two huge elements to the Clippers that they have been sorely missing in recent weeks: defense and three-point shooting. The paint has been clogged for Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan with both Thornwell and Wes Johnson starting, and Beverley’s 40% shooting from long distance should clear things up a bit. The Clippers have also given up over 100 points in each of the games Beverley has missed, and 110+ points in three of them. His relentless tenacity at the point of attack, and his constant communication, should be a huge boost to the Clippers’ flagging defense.

Beverley’s minutes might be a bit limited in his first few games back, so it’s possible that Jawun Evans still gets a couple minutes, but I wouldn’t expect more than that for him. Thornwell, Austin, and Lou Williams will lose minutes as well, though Lou is playing at such a high level it will be tough for Doc to curtail his playing time.

The Clippers desperately need help to stem their eight game losing streak, and Beverley, who was probably their 2nd best player through the first couple weeks of the season, should be a massive help.

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[Fansided: Fully Clips] - The LA Clippers’ losing streak continues after loss in Charlotte
... ld continue to be an issue. You would be forgiven, however, for thinking the Clippers might have figured out how to get the ball moving consistently considering h ...