After one tiny little win, the Clips come back against another lottery team, the T-Wolves, and lay one of the biggest eggs of the season.
They lost what let them win that game against the Bucks..BALL MOVEMENT .
They play great defense, due to the athletic freaks they have on the roster, but Dunleavy's system isn't meant for a bunch of young guys who aren't able to create their own shot out of an iso, not yet. If they can get out on the floor, and run their offense essentially like D'Antoni, they can make the playoffs, count on it. But they're playing offense like the Spurs, who have a bunch of old guys that run methodically up and down the court.
This team can be 10x better if they get out and run with the ball, pass it, cut to the basket..you see what DeAndre Jordan did???
Thorton, Camby, Ricky Davis, Fred Jones, the list goes on and on of ATHLETES that would average 20 ppg with a fast-break system.
They play great defense because they utilize their athleticism to alter shots, block shots, and get steals.
What's Dunleavy's problem? If they can do that on DEFENSE, imagine how much they could do on offense..they wouldn't need to leave their starters out their for forever..and with Eric Gordon to complement the run game, he can still get his shots in, but wide open. Same goes with Novak.
They're getting noticed in my book.
Games for this Week: (1-3)10-33
Jan 19th vs. Timberwolves ---> Lost 86-94
No balanced scoring. No ball movement.
Without Baron and Zach, they will win 1 out of 10 games. But DeAndre Jordan had a coming out party..damn!
Novak too. They showed up tonight, but again, it's the system that fails this hurt Clipper team.
25 pts - 52% FGs 8 pts - 10 rebs - 6 blks 18 pts - 60% FGs
Jan 21st vs. Lakers ---> Lost 97-108
A good effort against an elite team. DeAndre & Steve have been taking advantage of missing players and have been causing teams fits of late.
Good signs in that Laker game, even though I would like to see them crack 100 points.
23 pts - 11-13 FGs - 12 rebs - 4 blks 20 pts - 4 asts
Jan 23rd vs. Thunder --- > Won 107-104
Rick Davs -- 0-6, 1 pont. DeAndre Jordan -- 1-1, 3 points. Cheik Samb -- 1-7, 2 points. Mardy Collins played only 4 minutes before he was hurt.
How did they win and survive 46 points from Kevin Durant? Check below:
41 pts 34 pts
Jan 25th @ Golden State ---> Lost 92-107
Kind of embarassing that you couldn't put up 100 points against a Don Nelson coached team. At least they held them to only 107.
With only 8 players in uni, I can't say I'm surprised.
21 pts - 5 asts 15 pts - 7 asts
Quote(s) of the Week ---> Coach Dunleavy
I don't even know when the last time we played them healthy
Peace! And Much Love To You.