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A performance worth watching again.
Saturday night, the Clippers came back from an 18-point deficit to take a 10-point fourth quarter lead, and then withstood a late comeback by the Sacramento Kings to win in the closing seconds, 97-95. Blake Griffin was unquestionably the star of the game, and he was phenomenal throughout, scoring 33 points with a variety of moves and ending the game with a fallaway jumper that gave the Clippers the win.
Clippers win, classic Blake Griffin performance... yeah, it’s worth re-watching the highlights.November 26, 2017
Should the Clippers go back to their roots?
Former Clippers point guard Baron Davis was courtside in Sacramento last weekend as the Clippers took down the Kings, 97-95. During the game, he did a brief interview on the Clippers’ broadcast with sideline reporter Jamie Maggio, in which he discussed the Clippers’ bad injury luck to start the season and Blake Griffin’s growth since the two played together in Griffin’s rookie season.
Say what Baron? pic.twitter.com/fwosYUY1Vy— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) November 26, 2017
Davis originally joined the Clippers as a free agent in the summer of 2008, intending to team up with Elton Brand. When Brand backed out of his agreement and instead signed with the 76ers, Baron’s much-anticipated signing ended up turning into very few wins. Over the course of two and a half seasons in L.A., Baron averaged 14.6 points and 7.6 assists per game, shooting just 39.6% from the field and 29.1% from deep.
During his chat with Jamie Maggio, Baron casually dropped that the could still beat Clippers color commentator Bruce Bowen in a game of one-on-one. The two were never teammates, but their NBA careers overlapped for almost a full decade. Then, Baron added this: “if the Clippers need me, I could come in there and turn it around.” The Clippers are in need of guard help after losing Patrick Beverley for the remainder of the season to knee surgery, making is a pretty funny line for Baron to drop in good fun. At 38 years old, and six seasons removed from his last NBA action, Baron isn’t serious about an NBA comeback—he attempted to show his stuff in the NBA D-League during the 2015-16 season and decided to hang it up for good after six games.
Not all is lost, Baron. We’ll always have the 2011 Slam Dunk Contest.
The Clippers are looking for their third straight win.
In today’s episode of the Locked on Clippers podcast, I looked at the Clippers’ last two victories within the scope of a current 5-game stretch against weak teams. A few more victories could help them turn their season around. I also briefly examined some possibilities for the Clippers to make roster upgrades at the guard positions with Patrick Beverley out for the season.
You can listen to the show using this link, or in the player below.
The Los Angeles Clippers have struggled after a hot start to the season. Those struggles will only worsen with Patrick Beverley now out for the season. The Los Angeles Clippers entered the season without Chris Paul, but with a plan to replace him. The team acquired one starting point guard in Patrick Beverley in the […]
Robert and Shapan discuss a few topics, from recent Ws to that T word.
The Clippers are in a weird spot right now. Patrick Beverley is out for the season and two other starters are currently injured, they're well under .500, but they're in a weak spot in the schedule. What would be best for this Clipper team going forward? What do we think of all these DeAndre Jordan rumors? Should this team consider tanking or making a run for a bottom seed out West? Without Beverley, is this realistically a playoff team even with full health otherwise? Is Blake Griffin secretly clutch? These questions and more, as Rob and Shapan chop it up on the latest edition of the Lob, the Jam, the Podcast!
The Clippers have won 19 of the last 21 match-ups between the Los Angeles franchises.
The Los Angeles Clippers (7-11) return home after a five-game road trip to host the Los Angeles Lakers (8-11) at Staples Center on Monday. The Clippers snapped a nine-game losing streak against the Atlanta Hawks on November 22, and won Saturday’s contest in Sacramento against the Kings. With three starters still out due to injuries, can the Clippers extend their win streak to three?THE GAME
When: Monday, November 27, 2017 — 7:30 p.m. (PT)
Where: STAPLES Center; Los Angeles, CA
TV: Fox Sports Prime Ticket
Radio: AM 570 L.A. SportsPROBABLE STARTERS
- Milos Teodosic (Out, left foot plantar fascia injury)
- Patrick Beverley (Out, right knee surgery)
- Danilo Gallinari (Out, left glute strain)
THE BIG PICTURE
The Clippers and the Lakers meet Monday for the second of four match-ups this regular season. The Clippers have dominated the crosstown rivalry in recent years, winning 19 of the last 21 contests (.950) between the two franchises since 2012-13. This represents the most wins by a team against any single opponent during that span.
The Clippers are just two games off a disappointing nine-game losing streak, during which they struggled on both ends of the floor. Injuries have played a significant role in the squad’s poor performance to date; starters Teodosic, Gallinari and Beverley have all missed multiple games this season, and will miss Monday’s contest as well. Notably, all three were available in the Clippers first game against the Lakers on October 19, which the Clippers won handily 108-92.
The recent loss of Beverley to a season-ending knee injury is particularly stinging for the Clippers, who otherwise lack an alpha-male leader on the team. Beverley’s defensive intensity will be certainly missed, as will his somewhat surprising offensive output (he averaged 12.2 points per game with the Clippers in 11 games this season). Beverley was particularly fun to watch when matched up against the Laker’s highly touted rookie point guard Ball. “Mr. 94 Feet” absolutely smothered the kid; the highlights are worth re-watching.
You knew Pat Beverley was coming for Lonzo. Here's how it looked for a full game:https://t.co/0zQ8oIJ34d— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 20, 2017
A rematch between the two point guards will be sorely missed.
Without Beverly or Teodosic on the floor, the Clippers have been inconsistent moving the ball. As a team, three-point shooting has not been great, allowing defenders to sag and double (or even triple) team Griffin. The All-Star power forward has still been able to put up double figures night after night; however the strain of having to work so hard for buckets has been evident, particularly at the end of games. Having “Sweet Lou” Williams on the floor helps tremendously – as illustrated by the Clippers last game against Sacramento where Griffin had 33 points, including the game winning shot. Williams’ shooting threat opens the floor and creates easier offensive opportunities for Griffin. Williams, who is expected to start Monday as he did against the Kings, is averaging an impressive 19 points per game on 44.6 percent shooting. I don’t foresee him slowing down anytime soon.
Wesley Johnson is another player expected to continue solid play as the season progresses. Johnson has been playing some of the best basketball of his career, averaging 7.8 points per game on 49.1 percent shooting; 40.7 percent from beyond the arc. Just as importantly, Johnson has been one of few bright spots for the Clippers on defense. He has been all over the floor disrupting opponents’ play with his quickness and length.
As a team, however, the Clippers defense has been a glaring weakness. They need to achieve consistency with intensity and rotations. When defense is clicking, everything else falls into play. In the moments where defense lapses, the Clippers’ offense also really struggles. It has not been uncommon this season for the Clippers to go 2-3 minutes in a quarter without a score, allowing lesser teams to hang around and pull off unlikely wins. The Clippers will need a strong defensive effort to keep the young Lakers at bay, particularly without Beverley to contain Ball’s play-making ability.THE ANTAGONIST
The Lakers are, once again, one of the worst teams in the league. They are, much like the Clippers, simply too inconsistent.
For Monday’s match-up, the Lakers are expected to welcome back Larry Nance Jr. to the starting lineup. Nance hasn’t suited up for the Lakers since breaking his hand on November 2nd in Portland. He had averaged 10.6 points and 7.5 rebounds for the Lakers in 10 games played. Rookie Kyle Kuzma has been starting in Nance’s absence, and has been excellent. He’s averaged 16.8 points a game, making him the Lakers’ leading scorer, and is second among rookies league-wide in scoring, behind Philadelphia 76ers’ phenom Ben Simmons. He’s also contributed 6.3 rebounds per game and proven himself to mesh quite well with point guard Ball, who leads the Lakers in both rebounds (7.4) and assists (7.1) per game. It will be interesting to see what rotations Luke Walton utilizes now that Nance has returned, given Kuzma’s performance to date.
The Clippers may be impacted by fatigue in this contest, having just returned from traveling across the country for these last two weeks. Additionally, they are still playing with short numbers and have yet to put together 48 minutes of consistent defensive effort this season. The Lakers, on the other hand, have a full roster at their disposal and are well rested. Ultimately, however, I think the Clippers are on an uptick, and will perform well on their home court. DeAndre Jordan is due to have a big game, look for him to be particularly dominant on the boards.
There is no chance the Lakers win this one.
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