Posted on: January 26, 2009 10:53 pm
Edited on: February 4, 2009 5:18 pm

Clippers ---> Week 14

Oh, Baron Davis, Zach Randolph, Marcus Camby, Chris Kaman, HOW WE MISS YE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Welcome to another injury filled week with the Los Angeles Clippers, please see the menu for torn ligaments and bones, and ask for the chef's special of strains and sprains for this evening, thank you.


Get my drift? A team going out there with 8 players..two with potential, but not ready to run a team yet, 3 veteran role players who have never been that good, and 3 young guys with potential to be on the level of the other two with the great potential.


4 games this week, capped off with a back-to-back road trip. You can pretty much count the Portland and Cleveland games as losses, but the Wizards and Bulls, they could beat.


Baron Davis could return for the road trip, same with Camby, but Randolph is probably out til the all-star break.


At least they're trying.


Games for this Week: (0-4)10-37


Jan 26th vs. Trailblazers ---> Lost 88-113

Am I a Jinx? I've been praising their defense as of late, and then they come out and lay this egg. 113 against a average offensive team? B-Roy destoyed them, and the Clips just don't have enough firepower to fight back, as the balanced scoring suddenly disappeared as 3 men off the bench were held scoreless.

Have they given up on the season? It may be true that there's no way that they're going to make the playoffs, but as a professional, you must never give up and let teams walk all over you like that.


Get it together, guys.


20 pts - 50% FGs                23 pts - 3 stls                   19 pts -  7 asts - 6-6 FT

Jan 28th vs. Bulls ---> Lost 75-95

Bad news: Clips get destroyed in the third quarter after keeping it close.


Good news: Baron and Marcus are back.



Jan 30th @ Cleveland ---> Lost 95-112

The Cavs had fun with them that night..and the Clips were subject to the bullying.



Jan 31st @ Washington ---> Lost 94-106

Ouch. Lost to the worst team in the league, record-wise..



Quotes of the Week ---> Coach Dunleavy


We were a little unfortunate to catch them on a night they got Ilgauskas back


They're unfortunate to catch any team, on any night.


Peace! And Much Love To You.


Category: NBA
Posted on: January 21, 2009 2:31 am
Edited on: January 26, 2009 10:44 pm

Clippers ---> Week 13


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:

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.

Category: NBA
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