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#82 - LA Lakers @ LA Clippers
clipsentuboca » 04/11/18 » 8:44am
04/12/18 » 1:35pm
Listening to the Jerry/Doc/Larry Press Conf. on 570 now
JGlanton » 06/19/17 » 2:45pm
04/12/18 » 12:55pm
Doc on his way out
Prince2250 » 04/11/18 » 10:00am
04/12/18 » 4:48am
Will you guys cheer for CP3 in the playoffs?
htownfan » 04/6/18 » 2:59pm (Page: 1, 2)
04/11/18 » 4:37pm
NBA Draft 2018?
Prince2250 » 03/23/18 » 10:49pm (Page: 1, 2)
04/11/18 » 1:14pm
Clippers seek to continue recent domination of their hometown rivals and extend win streak to seven.
With neither team headed to the playoffs, this game is really about bragging rights through the off-season. The Clippers have donimated the Lakers in recent years, winning the last 6 match-ups between the franchises, and 22 of the last 26.
When: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 — 7:30 p.m. (PT)
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
TV: Fox Sports Prime Ticket
Radio: AM 1150 KEIB
Austin Rivers (right elbow soreness) QUESTIONABLE
Lou Williams (sprained right ankle) QUESTIONABLE
Patrick Beverley (right knee surgery) OUT
Avery Bradley (athletic pubalgia surgery) OUT
Jawun Evans (athletic pubalgia surgery) OUT
Danilo Gallinari (sore right hand) OUT
Milos Teodosic (left plantar fascia tear) OUT
Kyle Kuzma (sprained left ankle) QUESTIONABLE
Lonzo Ball (left knee contusion) QUESTIONABLE
Brandon Ingram (concussion protocol) OUT
Luol Deng (sprained left ankle) OUT
Isaiah Thomas (right hip surgery) OUT
THE BIG PICTURE
As this is Clipper’s last game of the season, there really is no “big picture” here. What fans can look forward to is a fun game showcasing young and hungry talent. A few things worth noting:
- Rookie Sindarius Thornwell, who has really stepped up over the course of the season, contributed 20 points (career high), 7 assists (career high), 5 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 blocks Monday night against the New Orleans Pelicans. A banner night for the hardworking rookie. Two of his points came off the following posterizing dunk.
Look for this young man to continue his solid and confident play tonight.
- Mid-season pick-up Tobias Harris has exceeded expectations and really become a leader on the Clippers squad. He is averaging 18.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists this season, and has performed exceptionally well since joining the Clippers. Harris has scored 20+ points in 15 of his last 31 games as a Clipper. Last Tuesday’s 31-point performance against the San Antonio Spurs was his sixth 30-point game of the season, and second with Los Angeles. I’m anticipating a big final game for Tobi.
- With a depleted guard rotation, look for the big guys - DeAndre Jordan, Montrezl Harrell and Boban Marjanovic - to carry the load on offense tonight. Jordan and Harrell have been solid all year, and Bobi, a fan favorite, has contributed nicely when on the floor. Without output from these three, particularly if Austin and Lou sit this game out, the Clippers may have a difficult time finding enough offense to pull off the win.
The up and coming squad has been getting good performances out of Julius Randle and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Randle is averaging 16.3 points, 8 rebounds and 2.6 assists. Caldwell-Pope has contributed 13.6 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists. The often out-to-lunch Clippers defense will have to find a way to contain these guys.
The Lakers have also been particularly good in the paint this season; they lead the NBA. They have scored an incredible 60+ points in the paint 18 times this season, including a franchise record 82 points against the Houston Rockets back in December.
They have talent, no doubt about that.
In possibly the feel-good story of the year, 10-year D/G-Leaguer Andre Ingram was called up by the Lakers for Tuesday night’s game against the Rockets. He did not disappoint. The 32-year old rookie scored 19 points on 6-of-8 shooting, including four 3-pointers. Will his momentum carry over to Wednesday’s game? Maybe. The guy is a sharp shooter, particularly from behind the arc.
This one could go either way. If Austin and or Lou are good to go at game time, I think the Clippers continue their domination in Los Angeles. If not, the squad will have difficulty on offense, and may end this roller coaster season on a loss.
Of all the lessons Sindarius Thornwell learned this season with the Clippers, one stood out for the rookie.
“I learned that confidence is everything,” Thornwell said late Monday night. “To be successful in this league, you got to have confidence. You got to have the mind-set. It’s always a mind-set...
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