Sorry, I know some of you are against it; but after being there at tonight's game and seeing the Clippers performance....BOOOOOOOOOOOO! A big game against that Timberwolves and they come out with that?? They had a chance to not only move 2 games ahead of Minnesota but also close in on Denver for the 7th spot. I'm sorry, but there has been way too many games this season in which the Clippers haven't looked ready to play. There is no way that the team should have had 26 turnovers and that is why I let out the biggest BOOOOOOOOOOOO. It was pure carelessness out there and that is what cost them the game.
Livingston has yet to show me what the Clippers see in him. Ok, he's a tall guy who can dribble the ball. It pretty much stops there. He can't shoot. He's not aggressive. He seems unable to make the simple pass. He's way too casual. The best thing that he seems to do is complain. Every game I watch him constanly raising his hands at the officials as if to say they are to blame for his poor play. I can't remember the last time he's taken the blame for his mistakes, instead showing frustration at some of his teammates (Kaman especially) for his bad passes and decisions. I think right now, the only way he's going to make an All-Star game is if they have one for crybabies.
Kaman is also playing poorly. I am very surprised at how he's been struggling this season. I thought he'd step up his game to an even higher level this season but, thus far, this has not happened. However, I think part of the problem is that he doesn't get the ball enough in spots were he can be successful. As a big man, he not bringing the ball upcourt. He has to depend on his teammates to get him the ball in the right spots. I think he needs to average about 10 shots a game. If you go look at his stats, he seems to be more successful all around with about 9 or 10 shots a game. 4 or 5 shots a game is not going to do it. Pound the ball inside to Brand and Kaman!
After this disaster against the Wolves, the Clippers need to win tomorrow's game against Seattle and then come back home and take care of the Bulls (good news...Ben Wallace suffered a knee sprain tonight so he may be out for Wednesday). They need to win these two before going out on the road for the 7 games against the East. The next 9 games will tell us if the Clippers will sink or swim this season. I'm glad these games are before the trade deadline...just in case we need to do something major.