Clippers Vs. Thunder 01-22-13 Official Game Thread

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Thunder-Clippers Preview By JORDAN GARRETSON Posted Jan 21 2013 11:46PM The Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers own the NBA's top two records, yet both are coming off losses. One of them is about to have the makings of a losing streak. Oklahoma City continues its season-high six-game road trip Tuesday night at Staples Center where the Clippers will try to avoid their second set of back-to-back losses this month. The Thunder are a league-best 32-9 but its six-game win streak was snapped with a 121-118 overtime loss at Denver on Sunday. Kevin Durant scored 37, setting a personal best with four straight contests of....

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Play Paul sparingly and led bleodsoe run circles around Westbrook and tell odem to drive and dish out to Barnes for the threes and Blake needs to go nutty !! Oh ya stop Durant !!! Plz

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Clippers will blow them out by 20 !!!

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Beating the Thunder will more than make up for losing to GSW yesterday, as that catapults us back to #1. CP3 being a game-time decision isn't encouraging though, we really need him in this game. Flipside is we've always played well against OKC in our home court, let's hope that continues even w/o our star PG.

Sucks that I can't watch this game as I'll be in class tonight Sad

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This sucks. Paul is banged up and may miss the game and we are going off a tough B2B while OKC is again coming off 3 days rest waiting for us. I like how we match up with OKC but not in these circumstances. Crawford, Bledsoe and Barnes need to have a huge night to pull this off.

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Where do you get three days? They played Sunday night with OT, in high altitude . They had Monday to rest.

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i say rest cp3, he needs to take his time and get healthy. bledsoe is more than capable of holding his own against westbrook, especially with the game being at home, bledsoe thrives off the home crowd.

and by the way we still have 2 more matchups with okc. so sit cp3.

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Joe that's 48 hours of not playing, so I guess 2 days. Travel or not their bodies were resting by not playing. They had a day and a half chilling in LA. Big advantage considering our GS game last night. We are a lot more banged up too.

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Sit CP3,,,,,why hance his knee in January for cry'in out loud. But for we Bled lovers, this will show why he has to stay

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^^^ I don't know, sometimes I think having a multi-day layoff is more hurtful than helpful to teams. They get out of rhythm sometimes. So, that aspect of the game doesn't worry me. The game was early yesterday in a place that's only an hour flight to LA. As away/home back-to-backs go, this one isn't so bad for us.

But if CP isn't feeling significantly better than he did yesterday, he should sit. He couldn't effectively defend and was not a threat to score. If that's going to be the situation again today, he shouldn't play. Given the success we had on the last road trip, I'll take my chances with Bledsoe starting in this one.

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I guess you're right that it's not too bad considering how close Oakland is hoopfan. I think CP3 needs to be benched. Bledsoe needs to play like he did the first two starts when CP3 was out or we lose.

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And we had 2 days of rest before taking a 45 minute ride to Oakland...In a matinee. We've had plenty of rest between the Warriors game and tonight. I don't think it's a big deal. It's not like we played at 7:30 pm. Plus, that's where our depth is in our favor. It's times like these that we can use our depth to our advantage. Good deal that VDN sat Hill out last night cause I see Hill playing more minutes against Durant.

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I'm sorry but Thunder played Sunday night in OT so they only had 1 day off, not 2 days or 3 Smile

I don't know about using the word rest but if you want to say they had 2 days rest then we had a full day rest for this game.

NBA terms, we are playing a back to back so no days off Smile

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Ebled start while injured Paul comes off the bench or not play at all

Phu7
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Who's going to the game? getting there early to get my bobbleheads

Clippersfan86
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Fair enough guys. I guess now im just bummed CP3 is hurt. If Vinny is smart he will start Craford so Sefalosha can't guard our PG's.

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If CP3 is as gimpy as he was last game I hope he stays on the bench or plays limited minutes otherwise he would just be a liability on defense and risk further injury.

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See you at the game tonight Clipper fans!

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If Grant Hill has a monster game for us tonight, I'm sending Vinny a gift basket for sitting him out yesterday. Not likely but one can dream. We're going to need every single man, woman, and child to step up on this roster if CP3 isn't 100%.

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Literally zero reason to play CP3 today. He hurt us way more than helped us yesterday. Bledsoe was playing really bad at first but started picking it up after halftime and with Hill back he can play a little PG too.

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Clippersfan86 wrote:
CP3Heliflopter wrote:
If CP3 is as gimpy as he was last game I hope he stays on the bench or plays limited minutes otherwise he would just be a liability on defense and risk further injury.

Literally zero reason to play CP3 today. He hurt us way more than helped us yesterday. Bledsoe was playing really bad at first but started picking it up after halftime and with Hill back he can play a little PG too.

Agree. If Hill would have played the last 5 minutes of the game yesterday instead of CP, I think we would have won. I'm as big a CP fan as anyone, but I definitely think he hurt us yesterday.

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Wow CP3 might be out on bobble head day ��

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CP sits till he's 1000% or bust. absolutely no need to rush him back.

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I'm RSVPing for my seat on the "bench Chris" train. I'll take my bobblehead with a side of victory. I think Westbrook's style is out of control, which plays into a defensive, Bledsoe led, charge. We match up well against OKC and Blake is on another level lately. Hopefully we crash the glass and take care of the ball.

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^^^ I've CP is out, I think we'll also need to have good shooting nights from Butler/Green and Crawford. It would also help if KD and Russy have off nights.

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Sucks because it is his Bobblehead night and if we lose, there goes the tie breaker... But starting Bledsoe might throw a wrinkle in things, OKC is probably assuming CP will start. Another game or few games isn't worth being without him on the Grammy trip.

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Where's the guess the score thread for this game?

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i think we can beat them without cp3. remember, we beat down gsw after facing the flakers the night before, and they had been resting for 3 days. so im confident we can beat them tonight.

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if the refs dont bail them out with 42 ft's for westbrook and durant, we win easy. simple as that

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Still no word on CP3... why do I get the feeling he's going to force his way onto the floor tonight?

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This!!

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It mite be best to start ebled and sit cp. Okc is prolly game planning for cp, so ebled could catch them off guard

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Nah, I think they're just delaying the announcement as long as possible to mess with the Thunder's strategy. I bet at around 6:45-7:00 we'll start seeing the tweets that he's a no go.

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What is with the preface press conference about cp3??? I'm really scared there is something really wrong

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Pregame

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im assuming chris paul is out...

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bullterrierclipsfan1349
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it would be crazy if billups suddenly comes back into the lineup tonight. but either case, we are fine with ebled starting.

ClippersDA
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Is no one else worried that they are going to announce that he needs surgery or something?

hoopfanjd31
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No. He's officially listed by the team as a game time decision. There was no report he's had an MRI or anything. I think if there was something really serious like that, word of it would have been leaking out sooner.

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Trainer looked at him to re-evaluate his condition, we've yet to see if he's gonna play, don't think it's anything major.

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Thank God! Where did you see that?

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This. We know we're a good enough team to beat the majority of NBA teams with or without CP3. If he needs a few weeks to get right, he should take it.

This is about the big picture... We need a 100% healthy CP3 to go far in the playoffs.

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no cp, according to VDN

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VDN'S just announced Chris Paul will not play for Clippers v OKC tonight. 7:30 Prime Ticket

Clippersfan86
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This is Bledsoe's time to nut up. This is our most important game of the season so far... so we will see how he thrives with all the pressure in a big game on national TV. I pray he doesn't fail.

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Honestly, if CP3 isn't back to 100%, he shouldn't play the rest of the month. They're @ PHX, @ POR, vs POR and @ MIN after tonight. He shouldn't be needed to win any of those games.

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Sucks... Bledsoe time to pick up your game.. Everyone needs to play good tonight....

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