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JGlanton » 11/9/17 » 12:34pm
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#10 - LA Clippers @ San Antonio Spurs
JGlanton » 11/7/17 » 9:17am
11/9/17 » 6:56pm
Next 9 game prediction. 8 games on the road
Olowokandi34 » 11/6/17 » 12:39pm
11/9/17 » 12:19pm
Attn: Autistic and Foreigners
clipsentuboca » 10/27/17 » 12:35pm
11/9/17 » 11:44am
The season has started, and still no V-Ice.
nuraman00 » 10/21/17 » 7:46pm
11/8/17 » 4:03pm
1. These days, Lou Williams is the chief weapon for the Clippers.
He was again Monday night against the Philadelphia 76ers, dropping in a team-high 31 points off the bench. And for good measures, he had seven rebounds, six assists and five steals.
Williams was a one-man show for the Clippers in...
They have been in a rut, the Clippers seemingly unable to pull out of this downward spiral.
They took another step toward the abyss Monday night, dropping a tough 109-105 game to the Philadelphia 76ers before a sold-out crowd of 19,068 at Staples Center, many of whom were 76ers fans cheering on...
Blake Griffin and Lou Williams couldn’t quite counter the Philadelphia center.
The transformational big man earned 32 points, 16 rebounds, and a little bad blood as the Sixers sent the Clippers spiraling into their sixth consecutive loss, 109-105.
Embiid’s rampaging post play drew increasingly aggressive double-teams from the wayward Clipper defense, and the Spurs-modeled 76ers shredded them with energetic cutting and liberal passing.
Early defensive breakdowns allowed the Sixers to net three buckets off inbounds passes and a gaudy 20 points in the paint IN THE FIRST QUARTER. DeAndre Jordan (2 points, 5 rebounds, 3 turnovers, 0 free throws attempted) had a game to drink away, mercifully fouling out in the fourth quarter after having spent much of the game watching a Philadelphia parade to the basket. When he wasn’t allowed to spectate, he struggled with Embiid’s physical play — hence the six fouls — and leapt at air after a jawing Joel baited him with an early pump fake.
Embiid jawed a lot, and it drew LA’s ire in his first-ever game against the Clippers. He and Willie Reed took part in some extracurriculars early in the second quarter, and the big Clipper earned a flagrant foul after throwing the young Philly center to the floor. Roughly 90 seconds later, the Sixers led by 14 and the Clippers’ trundling offense looked to go down in a laugher.
Enter Blake Griffin. The Clippers’ own star made the second quarter his own, attacking the middle and scoring 16 of his 29 points. Aided by Blake’s scoring binge and a rash of Philadelphia turnovers, the Clippers entered the half trailing by just 2.
The third quarter came in runs. 11-2 for Philadelphia early. Then the Clippers answered with a 14-2 spell of their own to take the lead. Philadelphia Head Coach Brett Brown’s habit of resting Embiid early in halves brought Amir Johnson and his minus-19 rating to the floor. Sparked by the youthful exuberance of rookies Sindarius Thornwell and Jawun Evans, the Clippers repelled each 76er wave and regained a small lead on a Sam Dekker putback before heading into the fourth.
If the Clippers had held onto this game, then the lead story would’ve recounted how Blake Griffin owned the second quarter and the fourth belonged to Electric Lou. Lou Williams torched the nets with 16 of his team-high 31 points in the final frame, splashing 3 of his 5 threes. Lou’s defense isn’t always the most attentive, but he kept his hands up consistently enough to bag 5 steals, contributing to a sterling stat line that included 7 rebounds, 6 assists, and 8 made free throws.
Lou had his shot at the late-game heroics too. After Robert Covington (31 points, 9-12 FG, 5-8 3PT, 8-8 FT, and a LOT of defense) hit from his favored spot on the left wing, Lou missed a mirroring look from the opposite end of the floor.
An Austin Rivers three followed by two Covington free throws brought Lou one final opportunity with 10 seconds remaining and the Clippers trailing by a trey. With no timeouts, the hot-handed reserve slithered his way around the floor where he was wrapped up by none other than Joel Embiid before he could attempt a shot. When Lou’s intentionally missed second free throw found its way into Covington’s hands, the game was over.
Embiid’s heady play was the appropriate climax for his star turn. Those 36 minutes played marked his season high. Behind their loquacious seven-footer, the Philadelphia 76ers are finally turning good process into positive results.
- Ben Simmons rattled off a 22/12/4 line on 9-of-14 shooting. Ho hum. The 6’10” point guard is long, lithe, and a handful. He’s a blur in transition. He’s relentless in the half-court. Take away his favored left and he goes behind the back for a righty finish, as Thornwell was unfortunate to find out. He swallowed up Austin Rivers, helping to hold the Clipper guard to 11 points and 3-13 shooting. He’s ascending.
- Willie Reed also fouled out of this one. That was 12 — count ‘em, 12 -- fouls on the Clippers’ centers.
- Clippers’ two-way player C.J. Williams appeared briefly in the third quarter, making his season and NBA debut.
Patrick Beverley easily walked off the Staples Center court before the Clippers faced the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night, the sore right knee that would keep him out of a third consecutive game feeling much better.
He had returned to Los Angeles last Wednesday after the Clippers played at San...
The Clippers need to snap their losing streak before leaving home.
The Clippers have lost five straight, falling to 5-7 after beginning the season 4-0. The 76ers are no longer the streak-stopping pushovers they once were. JJ Redick and the young Philadelphians are a real NBA team.
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