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#1 Dec 4, 2012 9:00am
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Wire To Wire Predictions Thread.

How many regular season wins will the Clippers have that are Wire To Wire?

 

They have zero this year.

Dec 4, 2012 10:40am
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What is the definition of a wire to wire win?

I thought we led the kings the whole way...

Dec 4, 2012 10:48am
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Rhy1244 wrote:

What is the definition of a wire to wire win?

I thought we led the kings the whole way...

 

Kings lead at 4-3.

 

9:15.0Defensive rebound by J. Salmons 2-3  
9:10.0M. Thornton makes 2-pt shot from 3 ft (assist by J. Salmons)+24-3  
8:44.0  4-6+3C. Billups makes 3-pt shot from 25 ft (assist by C. Paul)
8:21.0J. Thompson makes 2-pt shot from 11 ft (assist by A. Brooks)+26-6  
8:11.0  6-9+3C. Butler makes 3-pt shot from 25 ft (assist by C. Billups)
Dec 4, 2012 10:50am
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Rhy1244 wrote:

What is the definition of a wire to wire win?

I thought we led the kings the whole way...

 

Leading or tied for all 48, 53, etc. minutes.

Dec 4, 2012 11:01am
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              I don't see or understand what value a " wire to wire " win can be..?   I would spot every team  the opening 2 and lead, and take a big come back win every game...  Comeback wins are really more important to team persona then a " wire to wire"  win; except maybe to fan vanity in importance.  And I admit I can be as to Clippers " vain " and " Proud"..!  We have the team to feel that way about for sure.     {#emotions_dlg.devil_smile}

Dec 4, 2012 11:21am
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Soonerhopeful1 wrote:

 

              I don't see or understand what value a " wire to wire " win can be..?   I would spot every team  the opening 2 and lead, and take a big come back win every game...  Comeback wins are really more important to team persona then a " wire to wire"  win; except maybe to fan vanity in importance.  And I admit I can be as to Clippers " vain " and " Proud"..!  We have the team to feel that way about for sure.     {#emotions_dlg.devil_smile}

 

Most championship teams in the playoffs don't play that many close games, maybe 2 in an average series.

 

And if the opposing team's lead is only 2-0, then it's not a "big" comeback win, because the deficit wasn't big.

 

The value of a wire-to-wire win is that it shows a complete game.  48 minutes of well played basketball.

 

Think of a team's grade like a DMV test, where you start at 100 and subtract points for deductions.

 

Every time there's a bad possession at either end of the court, you lose points.

 

If you can have a game in which the other team never lead, then that was probably 85-90 well played possessions, and the team DMV score was probably 95+/100.

 

Roughly speaking.

 

That's how I see games.

 

So if you get down 27 points, you probably can't score higher than a C-, because of all of the deductions in the first 2.5 quarters.

 

Can a team have a game in which they didn't let their focus or intensity up for one second?  Can they have a game in which everyone played well?  Can they have a game in which not only was their focus sharp, but they also made the right decisions?  Because you can be focused but still make a mistake.

 

A game with minimal mistakes.

 

That's what a wire-to-wire game usually shows. 

 

It can also be shown in non wire-to-wire games, but is more likely in a wire-to-wire game, assuming there wasn't a bad 4-5 minute stretch by a unit at some point.

 

Strive for perfection or near perfection.

 

It's like throwing a perfect game by a pitcher in baseball.  A mistake, or a lucky play by the offense, then it wasn't a complete, mistake-free game.

 

Same analogy in basketball.  Try not to make mistakes which put you in danger.

 

You don't need comebacks if you're not in danger.  And sometimes, the teams that are elite aren't in danger very much, even in the finals, or conference finals.  1983 Philly or 1971 Milwaukee or 1991 Chicago.

Dec 4, 2012 11:23am
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So Rhy1244, do you have a prediction?

Dec 4, 2012 9:42pm
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Soonerhopeful1 wrote:

 

              I don't see or understand what value a " wire to wire " win can be..?   I would spot every team  the opening 2 and lead, and take a big come back win every game...  Comeback wins are really more important to team persona then a " wire to wire"  win; except maybe to fan vanity in importance.

 

The closer the games are, the more danger the Clippers put themselves in.

 

The more they win by, especially if they can win by a lot, it means they made less mistakes and played at a higher level.

 

In general, without taking into context the opponent, the more mistakes they make, the closer the games will be.  Whether it's turnovers or rebounding or missed shots or missed closeouts, these things keep games closer.

Dec 5, 2012 6:29pm
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nuraman00 wrote:

Soonerhopeful1 wrote:

 

              I don't see or understand what value a " wire to wire " win can be..?   I would spot every team  the opening 2 and lead, and take a big come back win every game...  Comeback wins are really more important to team persona then a " wire to wire"  win; except maybe to fan vanity in importance.

 

The closer the games are, the more danger the Clippers put themselves in.

 

The more they win by, especially if they can win by a lot, it means they made less mistakes and played at a higher level.

 

In general, without taking into context the opponent, the more mistakes they make, the closer the games will be.  Whether it's turnovers or rebounding or missed shots or missed closeouts, these things keep games closer.

Wire to wire as defined by you has nothing to do with how close the game is. While I agree with you that I would prefer that the Clippers would play almost error free, In reality that wont happen very often.

Dec 5, 2012 7:24pm
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Jimbo wrote:

nuraman00 wrote:

Soonerhopeful1 wrote:

 

              I don't see or understand what value a " wire to wire " win can be..?   I would spot every team  the opening 2 and lead, and take a big come back win every game...  Comeback wins are really more important to team persona then a " wire to wire"  win; except maybe to fan vanity in importance.

 

The closer the games are, the more danger the Clippers put themselves in.

 

The more they win by, especially if they can win by a lot, it means they made less mistakes and played at a higher level.

 

In general, without taking into context the opponent, the more mistakes they make, the closer the games will be.  Whether it's turnovers or rebounding or missed shots or missed closeouts, these things keep games closer.

Wire to wire as defined by you has nothing to do with how close the game is. While I agree with you that I would prefer that the Clippers would play almost error free, In reality that wont happen very often.

 

           If I may make a couple of points; Like Mr;   Jumbo correctly spoke to the point of perfection, which is not a reality, all great teams will stumble and have turnovers and missed shots, and must then also learn to play from behind, or catch up mode. 

           The premise of the original " wire to wire " point, was to seek perfection which in reality cannot ever be attained.. Basketball is a mental aspect type of game like Golf..; where 90% of the battle is being waged in the minds of the players. A poor team with great confidence and knocking down their shots, can actually beat a great NBA team. No team or individual players can always bring their " A " game. usually we shall see their " C " game, with the " D " and " F " game showing up at times.

            So my perspective to the " Wire to wire" premise; was to comeback win confidence as to the true championship persona to have. Also pointing to Clippers historic 27 point comeback road playoff victory, was the true revealing measure of this Clippers teams ability..  A wire to wire mentality as always playing well, is a coach's goal and target, and team consistency reflects a coach's style. Come back mentality is more of an individual players belief  and confidence.  The big comeback win at Memphis, our coach was ready to throw in the towel; when the "Never say die" or quit Clippers and  CP3, begged him to give it one more try leaving starters in, which try was then successful...! 

 

                     

Dec 5, 2012 7:44pm
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Soonerhopeful1 wrote:

The big comeback win at Memphis, our coach was ready to throw in the towel;

 

What?

Dec 5, 2012 7:51pm
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nuraman00 wrote:

Soonerhopeful1 wrote:

The big comeback win at Memphis, our coach was ready to throw in the towel;

 

What?

 

                You don't know that story about CP3 and VDN;  where CP3 didn't want to quit when VDN thought game was out of reach..?   I 'm sure others remember it, I remember the post game CP3 interview about it..    Come from behind mentality is like in horse racing and in golf.. It's not how long you drive the ball, or which horse starts off on the poll, it is the final shot or run which determines a champ...Like " Ben Hurr "...7 laps of the race, and only the last lap matters as to who is ahead.

Dec 5, 2012 7:54pm
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Jimbo wrote:

nuraman00 wrote:

Soonerhopeful1 wrote:

 

              I don't see or understand what value a " wire to wire " win can be..?   I would spot every team  the opening 2 and lead, and take a big come back win every game...  Comeback wins are really more important to team persona then a " wire to wire"  win; except maybe to fan vanity in importance.

 

The closer the games are, the more danger the Clippers put themselves in.

 

The more they win by, especially if they can win by a lot, it means they made less mistakes and played at a higher level.

 

In general, without taking into context the opponent, the more mistakes they make, the closer the games will be.  Whether it's turnovers or rebounding or missed shots or missed closeouts, these things keep games closer.

Wire to wire as defined by you has nothing to do with how close the game is. While I agree with you that I would prefer that the Clippers would play almost error free, In reality that wont happen very often.

 

No, a wire-to-wire doesn't not necessarily indicate how close a game is.  For example, the Kings game last week was a super blowout.

 

However, I'm just explaining the motive behind creating this thread.  I would agree that in the Kings game they played nearly perfect.

 

I'm just making what's supposed to be a fun predictions thread to see how many times they can actually accomplish the feat of wire-to-wire, whether the final score is a 3 point game or 28 point game.

 

My guess is that most good teams do it 2-4 times a year.

 

Again, if the Clippers end up having zero, but still have a few more games like the Kings one once in a while, I will be just as happy.  I was just explaining what significance I felt having a complete game effort meant.  That they could put together such a game.

 

This is just supposed to be a fun thread.  Maybe if people made a prediction, they could name some teams they think it would happen against, whether good or bad.

 

I think it gives the team confidence that they can play that well.

Dec 5, 2012 7:58pm
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Soonerhopeful1 wrote:

nuraman00 wrote:

Soonerhopeful1 wrote:

The big comeback win at Memphis, our coach was ready to throw in the towel;

 

What?

 

                You don't know that story about CP3 and VDN;  where CP3 didn't want to quit when VDN thought game was out of reach..?   I 'm sure others remember it, I remember the post game CP3 interview about it..    Come from behind mentality is like in horse racing and in golf.. It's not how long you drive the ball, or which horse starts off on the poll, it is the final shot or run which determines a champ...Like " Ben Hurr "...7 laps of the race, and only the last lap matters as to who is ahead.

I don't remember it anymore, and I also thought it was one of those things where someone could interpret Paul's or Del Negro's comments as if he were quitting, but that it could still be open to interpretation.

 

For example, if Paul was resting, and he said "put me in for one more stint", then I wouldn't take that as a sign that Del Negro was ready to quit, but that Paul had belief.  I have to see more than that to feel that Del Negro was going to quit.  I would have to see a more direct quote like "this game is out of hand".

 

Also, sometimes playing the bench players does not mean a coach is quitting.  It means he's searching for a combination that works, because the starters weren't working for that game.

 

For example, in the game 7 4th quarter at Memphis, he played a lot of bench players together, but not because he was quitting, but because he saw it was the best lineup working.

Dec 5, 2012 9:12pm
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This should be our first wire to wire this season....  Let's get a few more on this homestand.

Dec 6, 2012 8:12pm
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Wire to wire wins mean absolutely nothing. The only thing that counts is having the lead in the forth quarter when there is no time remaining. You could be losing the whole game through. It is totely irrelevent. A W is a W. 

Dec 7, 2012 7:56am
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thanks sooner for that video clip.  Great game by the clips.  Thank you Reggie, swagger and Kmart for giving us that win.

Dec 7, 2012 12:04pm
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I think I disagree with the definition of a wire to wire win.  The first couple minutes of the game are just impossible to control, even for the best of teams.  It's simply too easy for the opposing team to go up in the first couple of minutes, even if they are never going to have the lead beyond that time.  Good teams can have a wire-to-wire dominate performance, and still not have the lead for the entire first couple of minutes, just because of how things go. 


That said, I believe our win over the Mavs was a wire-to-wire win, even by the more strict definition proposed by this thread.  "The Los Angeles Clippers jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first two minutes and never trailed on their way to a 112-90 drubbing of the Dallas Mavericks Wednesday night."

Dec 7, 2012 12:49pm
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Mistwell wrote:

I think I disagree with the definition of a wire to wire win.  The first couple minutes of the game are just impossible to control, even for the best of teams.  It's simply too easy for the opposing team to go up in the first couple of minutes, even if they are never going to have the lead beyond that time.  Good teams can have a wire-to-wire dominate performance, and still not have the lead for the entire first couple of minutes, just because of how things go. 


That said, I believe our win over the Mavs was a wire-to-wire win, even by the more strict definition proposed by this thread.  "The Los Angeles Clippers jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first two minutes and never trailed on their way to a 112-90 drubbing of the Dallas Mavericks Wednesday night."

 

It was.

 

Whether strict ones occur in the future, or near ones like the Kings game, we can use this thread to keep track of them. 

 

Again, this is just supposed to be a fun predictions thread, but also explaining what I thought these types of games could show.

 

Someone can make a prediction such as:

 

* I think there will be 3, with 4 others that are close (like the Kings game).  Teams involved will be New Orleans, Toronto, San Antonio, Milaukee".

 

But no one has wanted to yet.

Dec 7, 2012 1:41pm
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nuraman00 wrote:

Mistwell wrote:

I think I disagree with the definition of a wire to wire win.  The first couple minutes of the game are just impossible to control, even for the best of teams.  It's simply too easy for the opposing team to go up in the first couple of minutes, even if they are never going to have the lead beyond that time.  Good teams can have a wire-to-wire dominate performance, and still not have the lead for the entire first couple of minutes, just because of how things go. 


That said, I believe our win over the Mavs was a wire-to-wire win, even by the more strict definition proposed by this thread.  "The Los Angeles Clippers jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first two minutes and never trailed on their way to a 112-90 drubbing of the Dallas Mavericks Wednesday night."

 

It was.

 

Whether strict ones occur in the future, or near ones like the Kings game, we can use this thread to keep track of them. 

 

Again, this is just supposed to be a fun predictions thread, but also explaining what I thought these types of games could show.

 

Someone can make a prediction such as:

 

* I think there will be 3, with 4 others that are close (like the Kings game).  Teams involved will be New Orleans, Toronto, San Antonio, Milaukee".

 

But no one has wanted to yet.

I'll predict 3 (so 2 more).

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nuraman00 wrote:

 

Someone can make a prediction such as:

 

* I think there will be 3, with 4 others that are close (like the Kings game).  Teams involved will be New Orleans, Toronto, San Antonio, Milaukee".

 

But no one has wanted to yet.

 

Milwaukee gets added to the "close" list.

 

Also, I get some predictions points for having Miwaukee on my list, but I didn't specifiy if they would be the actual one or the close one.  But neither did anyone else who played.

Dec 27, 2012 4:31pm
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A few more games are added to the "close" list.

 

* New Orleans:  Lead for the final 46:25.

 

* 2nd Sacramento Game: Lead for final 43:49.

Dec 28, 2012 4:16pm
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Boston added.

 

Strict wire-to-wire games:

 

* Dallas, 12/05/2012

* Boston, 12/27/2012

 

Close wire-to-wire games:

 

* Sacramento, 12/01/2012

* @ Milwaukee, 12/15/2012

* New Orleans, 12/19/2012

* Sacramento, 12/21/2012

Jan 4, 2013 11:26pm
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L.A. Lakers added.

 

 

 

Strict wire-to-wire games:

 

* Dallas, 12/05/2012

* Boston, 12/27/2012

* L.A. Lakers, 01/04/2013

 

Close wire-to-wire games:

 

* Sacramento, 12/01/2012

* @ Milwaukee, 12/15/2012

* New Orleans, 12/19/2012

* Sacramento, 12/21/2012

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Golden State Warriors added.

 

 

 

Strict wire-to-wire games:

 

* Dallas, 12/05/2012

* Boston, 12/27/2012

* L.A. Lakers, 01/04/2013

* Golden State Warriors, 01/05/2013

 

Close wire-to-wire games:

 

* Sacramento, 12/01/2012

* @ Milwaukee, 12/15/2012

* New Orleans, 12/19/2012

* Sacramento, 12/21/2012

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Minnesota game added.


Strict wire-to-wire games:

 

* Dallas, 12/05/2012

* Boston, 12/27/2012

* L.A. Lakers, 01/04/2013

* Golden State Warriors, 01/05/2013

 

Close wire-to-wire games:

 

* Sacramento, 12/01/2012

* @ Milwaukee, 12/15/2012

* New Orleans, 12/19/2012

* Sacramento, 12/21/2012

* @ Minnesota, 01/17/2013  (lead for final 43:57)

Feb 20, 2013 1:31am
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Strict wire-to-wire games:

 

* Dallas, 12/05/2012

* Boston, 12/27/2012

* L.A. Lakers, 01/04/2013

* Golden State Warriors, 01/05/2013

* @ Philadelphia Seventy-sixers, 02/11/2013

* @ Los Angeles Lakers, 02/14/2013

 

Close wire-to-wire games:

 

* Sacramento, 12/01/2012

* @ Milwaukee, 12/15/2012

* New Orleans, 12/19/2012

* Sacramento, 12/21/2012

* @ Minnesota, 01/17/2013  (lead for final 43:57)

* Houston Rockets, 02/13/2013 (lead for final 44:59)

Feb 20, 2013 10:44am
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I love that we had a wire-to-wire against Lakers both as the home team and as the road team!

Aug 31, 2013 9:50am
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Sorry for the delay in updating this thread.

 

Strict wire-to-wire games (12):

 

* Dallas, 12/05/2012

* Boston, 12/27/2012

* L.A. Lakers, 01/04/2013

* Golden State Warriors, 01/05/2013

* @ Philadelphia Seventy-sixers, 02/11/2013

* @ Los Angeles Lakers, 02/14/2013

* @ Cleveland Cavaliers, 03/01/2013

* vs. Detroit Pistons, 03/10/2013

* vs. Phoenix Suns, 04/03/2013

* vs. Minnesota Timberwolves, 04/10/2013

* vs. Portland Trail Blazers, 04/16/2013

* vs. Memphis Grizzlies, 04/20/2013, Game 1 of the 2013 Playoffs.

 

Close wire-to-wire games (9):

 

* Sacramento, 12/01/2012

* @ Milwaukee, 12/15/2012

* New Orleans, 12/19/2012

* Sacramento, 12/21/2012

* @ Minnesota, 01/17/2013  (lead for final 43:57)

* Houston Rockets, 02/13/2013 (lead for final 44:59)

* vs. Utah Jazz, 02/23/2013 (lead for 45:34 overall)

* @ Indiana Pacers, 02/23/2013 (lead for 46:42 overall)

* vs. Milwaukee Bucks, 03/06/2013 (lead for 45:50 overall)

* vs. New York Knickerbockers, 03/17/2013 (lead for 42:44 overall, debatable whether this one qualifies as a "close wire-to-wire", this is the weakest of the bunch, even though it still means the Clippers lead for 89.03% of the game.  Hmm, let's make 90% the cutoff.  Which means you have to lead for at least 43:12 of a game.  Thoughts?)

 

 

 

Apr 17, 2015 1:25pm
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Does anyone want to find out how many Strict Wire To Wire and Close Wire To Wire (lead for 90% of the minutes) games there were this year?

 

If so, I'll calculate it at some point.

 

We'll have lost a season's of data though (2013-2014), since no one was interested.  But we can use the results of this year, to compare to the team from 2 years ago.

Apr 17, 2015 4:20pm
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Yes i am interested!

Apr 17, 2015 7:17pm
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Mistwell wrote:

Yes i am interested!

 

Cool.  When the playoffs slow down, I'll do it that evening / morning.

 

Hopefully we can add a few playoffs games to the list too. 

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I actually weirdly used to love the wire to wire tracking.  I missed it last year.  There were some this year I thought about mentioning.  I think it should that's tracked.  I am sure it has some sort of meaning for the game, if nothing else psychologically. 

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Mistwell wrote:

I actually weirdly used to love the wire to wire tracking.  I missed it last year.  There were some this year I thought about mentioning.  I think it should that's tracked.  I am sure it has some sort of meaning for the game, if nothing else psychologically. 

 

I didn't want to mention this, but about 2 weeks ago, the Warriors had their first wire to wire loss.  Impressive that they went that long in the year without a loss like that.

 

I'm not going to look that up for the Clippers though (whether they had any wire to wire losses).  Only going to look up wins.

 

The way I see a wire to wire, to an extent, is it's like a perfect game.  Or one variation of a perfect game.  They played so well, that they never let the other team lead.

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I haven't done this for a few years.

 

It's time to bring it back.

 

Just to recap, this thread is for Wire To Wire wins, and Near Wire To Wire Wins (lead for 90% of the game, so for 43 mins, 12 seconds).

 

So far:

 

Wire To Wire:

 

Game 1:  Clippers @ Lakers

 

Near Wire To Wire:

 

Game 2:  Clippers @ Suns (Suns last lead 7-5 in the 1st).

Oct 26, 2017 3:52pm
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Every win has fallen into these categories.

 

Wire To Wire:

 

Game 1:  Clippers @ Lakers

 

Near Wire To Wire (lead for 90% of the game, so for 43 mins, 12 seconds):

 

Game 2:  Clippers @ Suns (Suns last lead 7-5 in the 1st).

Game 3:  Jazz @ Clippers (Jazz last lead 41-40)

Oct 26, 2017 6:18pm
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I do like this thread and these records you're keeping Nuraman. It's an odd stat that most don't track, but there is something about it I really like. Thanks for tracking it. I hope you keep it up for at least the first 20 games. 

Oct 26, 2017 6:56pm
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Mistwell wrote:

I do like this thread and these records you're keeping Nuraman. It's an odd stat that most don't track, but there is something about it I really like. Thanks for tracking it. I hope you keep it up for at least the first 20 games. 

 

I'll keep it up for this season and playoffs.

 

To me, it showcases a level of dominance.  The less time the opposition has a lead, the better the Clippers are playing.

 

Also, remember at the start of 2015-2016 season, coming off the 2015 Houston series, Mike Smith said he wondered not how the team handled adversity, but prosperity.

 

Oct 28, 2015 11:31pm nuraman00 wrote:
"One question I had this year isn't whether they can handle adversity.  It's whether they can handle prosperity.  How do they do when they get a 15 point lead?"

Having a lead = prosperity.

 

Keeping the lead is a good answer to his question.

 

Oct 27, 2017 11:02am
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Portland game added.

 

 

Wire To Wire:

 

Game 1:  Clippers @ Lakers

 

Near Wire To Wire (lead or tied for 90% of the game, so for 43 mins, 12 seconds, or 288 total seconds):

 

Game 2:  Clippers @ Suns (Suns last lead 7-5 in the 1st).

Game 4:  Clippers @ Trail Blazers:  Clippers last trailed 101-103.  They trailed for 280 seconds, or 4 mins, 40 seconds.

 

+++++++++++++++

 

I also looked closer at the Jazz game.  The Clippers actually trailed a little more than I realized.  So I removed it from the above list, but it's still close enough to warrant mentioning in this thread.

 

Just Missed The Cut:

 

Game 3:  Jazz @ Clippers (Jazz last lead 41-40).  They trailed for 328 seconds, or for 5 mins, 28 seconds.

Jan 13, 2018 10:22pm
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Updated through 1/13/2018.

 

 

Wire To Wire:

 

Game 1:  Clippers @ Lakers

Game 30:  Phoenix Suns @ L.A. Clippers

Game 34:  L.A. Clippers @ L.A. Lakers

Game 41:  L.A. Clippers @ Sacramento Kings

 

Near Wire To Wire (lead or tied for 90% of the game, so for 43 mins, 12 seconds, or 288 total seconds):

 

Game 2:  Clippers @ Suns (Suns last lead 7-5 in the 1st).

Game 4:  Clippers @ Trail Blazers:  Clippers last trailed 101-103.  They trailed for 280 seconds, or 4 mins, 40 seconds.

Game 33:  Sacramento Kings @ L.A. Clippers.  Clippers trailed for 1 min, 58 seconds.

Game 42:  Sacramento Kings @ L.A. Clippers.  Clippers trailed for 1 min, 53 seconds.  Last trailed 4-2.

 

Just Missed The Cut:

 

Game 3:  Jazz @ Clippers (Jazz last lead 41-40).  They trailed for 328 seconds, or for 5 mins, 28 seconds.

Jan 13, 2018 10:49pm
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Thanks for update

Jan 14, 2018 11:53am
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Mistwell wrote:

Thanks for update

 

Do you think there's any correlation to be had, between which players got the most minutes in those 8 games, and the high level of dominance in those games?

 

Can you see if there's enough similar players playing big minutes?

 

basketball-reference has games labeled by game number.  If you sort by the win column, then you can group all wins together.

 

https://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/LAC/2018_games.html

Feb 23, 2018 9:13pm
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Updated through 2/23/2018.

 

Wire To Wire:

 

Game 1:  Clippers @ Lakers

Game 30:  Phoenix Suns @ L.A. Clippers

Game 34:  L.A. Clippers @ L.A. Lakers

Game 41:  L.A. Clippers @ Sacramento Kings

Game 51:  Chicago Bulls @ L.A. Clippers

Game 55:  Los Angeles Clippers @ Brooklyn Nets

Game 58:  Los Angeles Clippers @ Phoenix Suns

 

Near Wire To Wire (lead or tied for 90% of the game, so for 43 mins, 12 seconds, or 288 total seconds):

 

Game 2:  Clippers @ Suns (Suns last lead 7-5 in the 1st).

Game 4:  Clippers @ Trail Blazers:  Clippers last trailed 101-103.  They trailed for 280 seconds, or 4 mins, 40 seconds.

Game 33:  Sacramento Kings @ L.A. Clippers.  Clippers trailed for 1 min, 58 seconds.

Game 42:  Sacramento Kings @ L.A. Clippers.  Clippers trailed for 1 min, 53 seconds.  Last trailed 4-2.

 

Just Missed The Cut:

 

 

Game 3:  Jazz @ Clippers (Jazz last lead 41-40).  They trailed for 328 seconds, or for 5 mins, 28 seconds.

Apr 11, 2018 11:17am
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I'll update this this week.