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Post Subject: Clippers match up best against which teams? Post ID: 328231by OptimusDimes » Dec 06, 2012 - 06:39 PM PST
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Which team do you think the Clippers match up best against in the West

The East?

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Post Subject: RE: Matchups!.!.! Post ID: 328233by dkongos » Dec 06, 2012 - 07:02 PM PST
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I feel like we've always matched up well against the Grizzlies or Thunder out in the West. But, I'm leaning more towards the Grizzlies. Even though it was a split series last year in the regular season, they're just a team we do very well against. To be honest, last year the Grizzlies had a better squad and bench then us, and we still somehow beat them in the playoffs.

As for the East, we match up very well against the Heat. I believe we've won the last 3 against them? I guess you can say the Heat's small ball just doesn't work on us. Plus everyone on the Clips just steps up and clicks whenever we verse the Heat.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Matchups!.!.! Post ID: 328234by dkongos » Dec 06, 2012 - 07:04 PM PST
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There are some lesser teams out there where we have a long winning streak against, but I figured two contenders we match up well against is much more important then two re-building teams.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Matchups!.!.! Post ID: 328241by FightOnRon » Dec 06, 2012 - 07:29 PM PST
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I think we were built to handle the Grizzlies. Also to , in some respect, handle the Fakers.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Matchups!.!.! Post ID: 328259by CP3Best » Dec 06, 2012 - 07:54 PM PST
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Grizz and heat totally, Our mix of Size and Athleticism is too much for the Heat.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Matchups!.!.! Post ID: 328337by A_DOG_NAMED_BUD » Dec 07, 2012 - 01:45 AM PST
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Apparently Memphis

                
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Post Subject: RE: Matchups!.!.! Post ID: 328339by bullterrierclipsfan1349 » Dec 07, 2012 - 01:47 AM PST
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grizzlies, thunder, and at this moment, san antonio

                
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Post Subject: RE: Matchups!.!.! Post ID: 328343by Keatonsays » Dec 07, 2012 - 04:59 AM PST
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I think we're built specifically to match up with all of the elite teams in the league: Miami, Memphis, New York, San Antonio and OKC. We're absolutely stacked at the 3 and 4 out of those 5 teams have elite level small forwards. The only problem is 4 out of those 5 teams are extremely strong from 3 which happens to be our biggest weakness.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Matchups!.!.! Post ID: 328353by botev1921 » Dec 07, 2012 - 09:29 AM PST
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As long as we manage to avoid the Warriors or Wolves in the playoffs, I think we can handle pretty much everybody else. I do have some issues with a potential NBA final against the likes of New York and Boston, but apart from that...

                
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Post Subject: RE: Matchups!.!.! Post ID: 328359by CP3Best » Dec 07, 2012 - 10:44 AM PST
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Boston??? They're the Lakers of the East, the 2nd Biggest dissapointment in the nba. What happened to their backup pg anyways? I saw they were playing Barbosa when Rondo was out.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Matchups!.!.! Post ID: 328367by Clippersfan86 » Dec 07, 2012 - 11:21 AM PST
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As Keaton said when this team plays well we match up with anybody. We seem built specifically to dismantle top teams which is a testament to the job our front office did. In generally though teams that are a bit tough for us are Lakers, Warriors and Wolves. I think it's safe to say we can match up with SA along with the rest.

                
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Post ID: 328378by pageC4 » Dec 07, 2012 - 12:10 PM PST
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warriors wolves for sure. We also dont play well against the suns, but its a good thing we wont face them in the playoffs

                
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Post ID: 328380by CP3Best » Dec 07, 2012 - 12:12 PM PST
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The suns? Not anymore, they don't have such an elite pg, although Dragic is good he isn't Nash, and they don't have Frye, that guy KILLED us every single time last year, just Bombing 3s all day long.

                
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Post ID: 328398by clipper*joe » Dec 07, 2012 - 02:14 PM PST
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It's not 3 in a row. In the Heatles era, the Heat haven't won on our court yet. That is 3 in a row. But by the same token, we haven't won in Miami either. We didn't play in Miami last season so we're 0-2 against them. Another tidbit:

LBJ has had the hardest time in terms of production playing against the Clippers. For some reason, we give him the hardest time than any other team. And this isn't just with this team, this goes back years.

                
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Post ID: 328399by clipper*joe » Dec 07, 2012 - 02:16 PM PST
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I agree. I'm more worried about the Warriors than any other team. Wolves last season but this season, I think we'll do ok with them.

                
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Post ID: 328403by clipcast3 » Dec 07, 2012 - 02:43 PM PST
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We basically play all our Warriors games by the end January... Not to mention hosting them on a back to back after the Lakers again.

                
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Post ID: 328404by Clipswhit » Dec 07, 2012 - 02:45 PM PST
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Teams with shooting will hurt us. I don't think we match up very well against Memphis or okc to be honest. Memphis kills us with their rebounding, and okc kills us with their shooting. We match up well against lakers and heat, and if ginobili's decline isn't a fluke, then we should be golden against the spurs. We should perform well against the knickerbockers, but if Chicago gets rose back, they scare me

                
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Post ID: 328405by clippermitch » Dec 07, 2012 - 02:56 PM PST
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Vs old and unathletic teams, especially with slow and old PGs that CP and Bledsoe can abuse. We can run out on fastbreaks and our defense doesn't have to be great to win. Lakers and Spurs fit this mold.

We can also match up vs Thunder because they are turnover proned and they rely way too much on Durant and Westbrook. We can key on them.

I prefer not to face the Grizzlies because Gasol kills us and Gay is a matchup issue. Also Blake gets beat up by ZBo and that takes a toll on his body moving to later rounds.

A team that gives us fits are the ones that have multiple shooters. Warriors and Knicks will expose our weak perimeter D.

                
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