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Post Subject: Clippers Vs. Mavericks 12-05-12 Official Game Thread Post ID: 327596by clipper*joe » Dec 04, 2012 - 11:59 PM PST
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By SANTOSH VENKATARAMAN Posted Dec 04 2012 8:29PM

Not only will the Dallas Mavericks be bringing some former Los Angeles Clippers into this matchup, they'll see some familiar faces as well.

The Clippers can stretch their win streak to four Wednesday night and hand the Mavericks a third straight road loss.

Dallas (8-9) features a pair of former Clippers big men in Elton Brand and Chris Kaman. While Brand has faced Los Angeles (11-6) six times since leaving the club following the 2007-08 season, this will be Kaman's first road game against the team he spent his first eight seasons with before being traded to New Orleans in the blockbuster deal that brought Chris Paul to the Clippers before last season.

Kaman is fifth on the franchise's all-time list in games (493) and rebounds (4,109), while Brand is first in rebounds (4,710) and sixth in games (459).

Dallas will see Lamar Odom for the first time since sending him to Los Angeles this offseason in a four-team trade. Odom averaged career lows of 6.6 points and 4.2 rebounds in a tumultuous 50-game stint for the Mavericks last season during which he had an argument with owner Mark Cuban in a 94-89 loss at Memphis on April 7.

The Mavs probably have warmer feelings toward reserve forward Caron Butler, who is in his second season with Los Angeles after signing as a free agent following an injury-plagued tenure with Dallas. Butler earned a championship ring with the Mavs in 2010-11.

One Dallas player looking forward to this contest is top scorer O.J. Mayo, averaging 20.2 points. This is Mayo's first game against the Clippers since last year's playoffs when he played for the Grizzlies in a seven-game, first-round series loss to Los Angeles.

"It just makes me want to go that much harder, obviously," Mayo said. "You remember those games, those losses. You remember Game 7."

The Clippers trailed by as many as 14 points before rallying for Monday's 105-104 victory at Utah. Blake Griffin had 30 points and 11 rebounds and Jamal Crawford added 20 points off the bench.

"In the first half, it was almost a waste of time because no one showed up," coach Vinny Del Negro said. "Our defense was weak, we were soft and we had no toughness. ... But I was very pleased with the way we responded ... and made plays down the stretch."

The Clippers scored 25 points off 17 turnovers. They lead the Western Conference in forcing 18.4 turnovers per game.

Dallas coach Rick Carlisle has warned his team of that while also noting that the Clippers are allowing an average of 26.1 free throw attempts for one of the NBA's worst marks.

"We've got to be good with the ball, they're great at forcing turnovers and we've got to be aggressive and get to the free-throw line," Carlisle said. "They're a team that fouls."

Carlisle's team also fouls a lot, yielding a league-worst 27.9 free throws per game.

The Mavs will also have to be wary of Paul, who is averaging 21.8 points against them in the regular season for his third-highest mark versus any opponent.

Dallas is starting a three-game trip after ending a three-game slide with Saturday's 92-77 victory over Detroit behind Mayo's 27 points.

http://www.nba.com/games/20121205/DALLAC/gameinfo.html



                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Mavericks 12-05-12 Official Game Thread Post ID: 327599by GRIFFINSANITY » Dec 05, 2012 - 12:02 AM PST
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anybody remember that game winning shot by Chauncey against them?

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Mavericks 12-05-12 Official Game Thread Post ID: 327602by bullterrierclipsfan1349 » Dec 05, 2012 - 12:41 AM PST
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clippers just need to bring the energy from the get go. cp3 needs to be the catalyst in leading the team to play with energy throughout the game. if we pounce on the mavs from the beginning, the clips can win going away. but it all starts with effort and defense.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Mavericks 12-05-12 Official Game Thread Post ID: 327614by Icecoldclipper » Dec 05, 2012 - 02:00 AM PST
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Keys to the game 1. Paul has to shoot the ball and be aggressive early, 2.Griffin can't let Brand or Marion physical play best him, 3. Jordan defend Kaman like he did Jefferson will be less pump fakes and more up and under attempts like a million make him put the ball on the floor and he will turn it over more times than not.

DEFEND THE THREE BALL FOR ONCE. Without it they are an average team defend Mayo no sagging off

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Mavericks 12-05-12 Official Game Thread Post ID: 327618by ohMEohMy! » Dec 05, 2012 - 02:12 AM PST
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I feel like this game has a lot of interesting sub-plots to it.

Clips playing against Kaman and Brand. Odom returning to Dallas. OJ Mayo looking for revenge. Is Fisher starting for them yet? If so, that's another one..

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Mavericks 12-05-12 Official Game Thread Post ID: 327620by cleepers » Dec 05, 2012 - 02:24 AM PST
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Our front-court has to be on point. Brand and Kaman at their best can easily match (or overpower) Blake and DJ and they'll relish punking their old team at Staples.

Solid 'D' in the lane and ball movement on 'O' will get us a win.

X-Factor... Lamar Odom.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Mavericks 12-05-12 Official Game Thread Post ID: 327634by bullterrierclipsfan1349 » Dec 05, 2012 - 04:41 AM PST
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it would be funny if odom goes off on the mavs and shoves that in cuban's face. but yes, im with u cleepers, dj and bg need to play at a high level in order to deal with kaman and brand, even if they are past their prime.

                
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Post ID: 327637by Keatonsays » Dec 05, 2012 - 06:49 AM PST
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We'll need a big game from Blake Griffin in this one. He's really going to have to work one of the hardest workers in the NBA going up against Elton Brand but this should prove to be a good test for him.

OJ Mayo is a great defender, and has plenty of experience guarding Chris Paul. I expect him to give CP3 a bit of trouble but I still expect Paul to find a way to be effective as he always does.

I personally view these Mavericks as one of those scrappy teams that work hard and hustle for every moment they're on the floor. We have to out work them and play smart basketball if we're going to win, especially going up against Rick Carlisle who's one of the very best coach's this league has to offer.

                
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Post ID: 327645by jarca » Dec 05, 2012 - 09:22 AM PST
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brand and kaman vs. dj and blake. battle of old school vs. modern

                
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Post ID: 327655by LotsoHope » Dec 05, 2012 - 11:55 AM PST
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Enough potential drama here to satisfy the Kardashians. Lamar and Dallas. Kaman facing his former team for the first time. And Elton Brand. Oh me oh my!

PS: We got this one, no need for Mr. Big Shot to hit a game winner this time around.

                
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Post ID: 327661by hoopfanjd31 » Dec 05, 2012 - 12:47 PM PST
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If we make things tough on Mayo and play tough inside (i.e. rebound), we should be fine in this one. I am, of course, assuming that focus and energy won't be an issue in this game because: (1) its an ESPN game; (2) Dallas is still a high profile team, even if they're having a down year; (3) and going up against ex-Clipperss and the team that dumped Lamar.

                
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Post ID: 327663by CP3Best » Dec 05, 2012 - 12:54 PM PST
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That's what we said for 5 games that we lost Yellow_Flash_Colorz_PDT_20 Yellow_Flash_Colorz_PDT_20 cry Sad

                
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Post ID: 327680by clippersfan85 » Dec 05, 2012 - 01:59 PM PST
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I just want to see Odom have his first break out game of the season.

Will be interesting to see EB and Kaman playing together against the Clippers also. As long as we play smart and defend, I don't think the Mavs will be a problem, especially not at home.

                
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Post ID: 327685by CapsNClips » Dec 05, 2012 - 02:23 PM PST
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We don't need to worry about Kaman and Brand too much, we really need to stop Mayo and also not let Jae Crowder go off, That dude can ball.

                
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Post ID: 327694by Clipperfn4lf » Dec 05, 2012 - 03:02 PM PST
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Boo Brand and Cheer Kaman.

                
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Post ID: 327774by CP3Best » Dec 05, 2012 - 05:24 PM PST
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Carmax Pregame Report: http://www.nba.com/clippers/pregame-DALLAC-121205

                
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Post ID: 327775by CP3Best » Dec 05, 2012 - 05:24 PM PST
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Lamar Odom Pregame: http://www.nba.com/clippers/video/lamar-odom-pregame

                
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Post ID: 327786by clippermitch » Dec 05, 2012 - 06:15 PM PST
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There's absolutely no reason why we can't win this game by 10+ points. But the key thing is to come out with the effort and not take these guys lightly.

                
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Post ID: 327801by tense2 » Dec 05, 2012 - 07:13 PM PST
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I think it'll be close in the 1st half...then we open it up in the 2nd half.

                
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Post ID: 327808by StBrg » Dec 05, 2012 - 08:01 PM PST
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I hear Chauncey isn't playing tonight due to a sore foot.

                
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Post ID: 327809by ClippersRise » Dec 05, 2012 - 08:17 PM PST
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Yup, I saw it on Twitter too^^

                
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Post ID: 327810by ohMEohMy! » Dec 05, 2012 - 08:19 PM PST
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HEeeeerreee cooommes Willlliiie!!!!

                
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Post ID: 327821by ClippersRise » Dec 05, 2012 - 09:14 PM PST
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Ehhhh, maybe he picked some stuff up from watching Billups A Bear A Bear

                
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Post ID: 327828by ohMEohMy! » Dec 05, 2012 - 09:27 PM PST
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Whenever Billups comes back, I'd like to see his minutes eased in more slowly, rather than jumping to ~20 min/game from the start. The training staff needs to keep a good eye on him.

                
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Post ID: 327830by GRIFFINSANITY » Dec 05, 2012 - 09:32 PM PST
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did anybody see the Thieves Inc. thing on clippers live

                
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Post ID: 327833by GRIFFINSANITY » Dec 05, 2012 - 09:40 PM PST
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elton's not playing

                
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Post ID: 327834by Grillinnap » Dec 05, 2012 - 09:42 PM PST
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Why the **** was Fisher given an ovation (according to the ESPN commentator)? That **** should've been booed. ****ing Flaker fans attending a Clipper game again.

                
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Post ID: 327835by jarca » Dec 05, 2012 - 09:42 PM PST
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Fisher better not be a factor

                
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Post ID: 327836by ohMEohMy! » Dec 05, 2012 - 09:44 PM PST
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Jordan took Kaman to school on that up and under move!

                
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Post ID: 327837by GRIFFINSANITY » Dec 05, 2012 - 09:45 PM PST
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u should watch Prime ticket

                
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Post ID: 327838by Battlegun » Dec 05, 2012 - 09:48 PM PST
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That was probably Blake's best looking shot I've seen.

                
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Post ID: 327839by Grillinnap » Dec 05, 2012 - 09:48 PM PST
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Thank you, Melo, for teaching Blake that step-back jumper!

                
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Post ID: 327840by JahvonTheClip » Dec 05, 2012 - 09:48 PM PST
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Good fall away jumper by blake

                
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Post ID: 327841by jarca » Dec 05, 2012 - 09:49 PM PST
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Lol u know hubbie brown doesn't watch clippers game whe he said dj is one of the best offensive rebounder in the league

                
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Post ID: 327842by 82-0 » Dec 05, 2012 - 09:49 PM PST
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Quote:
KEVIN DING @KevinDing

Kobe celebrates shot with hand gesture for 97-80 Lakers lead. Hornets fan behind Lakers bench gives Kobe the finger.

                
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Post ID: 327843by clipper*joe » Dec 05, 2012 - 09:49 PM PST
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That step back shot is sweet! If i could make love to it, I would. lol

                
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Post ID: 327844by GRIFFINSANITY » Dec 05, 2012 - 09:49 PM PST
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Blake heading for another 30?

                
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Post ID: 327848by JahvonTheClip » Dec 05, 2012 - 09:50 PM PST
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8 points in 5 minutes thats pretty good

                
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Post ID: 327849by clipper*joe » Dec 05, 2012 - 09:51 PM PST
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30 up in the gut! lol

                
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Post ID: 327850by ArtClip » Dec 05, 2012 - 09:52 PM PST
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Kevin Love behind Billups? haha

                
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Post ID: 327851by GRIFFINSANITY » Dec 05, 2012 - 09:53 PM PST
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monster dunk by butler on kaman!!!!!!!

                
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Aw, feel bad for Kaman for getting posterized by Butler.

                
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Post ID: 327853by GRIFFINSANITY » Dec 05, 2012 - 09:54 PM PST
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LOB CITY!!

                
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Post ID: 327854by -GeoffClankinsDaddy- » Dec 05, 2012 - 09:54 PM PST
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i hate how every guard can score over blake

                
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Post ID: 327855by Icecoldclipper » Dec 05, 2012 - 09:54 PM PST
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Butler jammed on that soft punk

                
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CB! BUTLAAAA

                
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Post ID: 327857by -GeoffClankinsDaddy- » Dec 05, 2012 - 09:55 PM PST
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did kaman get an ovation? is felton brand playin? lol cb slapped kaman

                
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He smacked the crap outta Kaman though lol

                
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not loud enough boo's!!!

                
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Post ID: 327860by GRIFFINSANITY » Dec 05, 2012 - 09:56 PM PST
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nvrmnd, brand is playing

                
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