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Clippers-Magic Preview By NOEY KUPCHAN Posted Nov 05 2013 1:15PM Off to a tremendous start, Chris Paul has the Los Angeles Clippers' offense clicking on all cylinders. The team's effort on the defensive end is another story. Coming off their highest-scoring display in five seasons, the visiting Clippers go for a fourth consecutive win Wednesday....

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I would like to see Reddick go off big against his old team.

Heediot
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I hope we blow them out early and rest the starters for the Miami game.

Voyeur
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Feels like this game could be tricky. It's funny, players like JJ could come back to his old team on fire...or dead cold for some reason. Hopefully he has a good game. Once again, he must face an excellent shooting guard. Last time we played Orlando, they beat us on our home court, if I'm not mistaken. That's when Paul got injured. Against Orlando we should do okay as long as we stick with our movement offense and hopefully play good defense. I think our starters have played quite good defensively. I definitely want to see Collison and Barnes have a better game.

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As long as CP keeps pushing the ball we'll be fine

tense2
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Need/want this game because the next 2 are very very tough.

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long as we don't do anything stupid. we got this W.

Silasie
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The whole of November looks pretty tough. Minnesota are playing v well, OKC twice with Westbrook back, not to mention Memphis, Brooklyn and Chicago. We are really going to find out what this team is made of.

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Yes, it is a brutal month. Would have preferred to get all those games a little later once the team has its D clicking...

xldicelx
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TRUE... but I think it's better now so they can see more flaws in their defense that they may think is taken care of..... This way when playoffs comes clips are not finding out something new

Clippersfan86
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http://www.nba.com/clippers/news/redick ... econd-time

Shootaround report. Can't take this team lightly... would be nice to blow them out earlier so starters can rest for Miami tomorrow.

Icecoldclipper
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Hopefully team remembers from Laker game to stay focused .

CP3Heliflopter
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Trap game. Last season we would have had a good chance of losing this type of game.

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I was just looking at the Magic roster, looks like they have quietly assembled an OK team. My keys to the game;

*JJ has to contain Afflalo like he did Harden

*DJ has to have a good night against Vucevic and keep him off the off. glass

*BG has to force his will inside early and play inspired D

If we can do those three things I think the rest of the game takes care of itself. Just off the cuff it would appear (didn't see the game) the Magic had an out of body experience against the Nets (ala Laker opener)

After witnessing the shear brilliance of Doc in the GSW & Houston games, I'm convinced we can go 3-0 on this road trip. It would be a bonus to give the starters the entire 4th quarter off tonight. Go Clippers!

uncool
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Doc said Barnes is out with right thigh contusion, may miss Miami game also...

Heediot
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I hope Bullock gets some burn and shows good things.

ClippersDA
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Of course barnes get injured right after we sign him to a linger term deal. I hope he recovers and matches his production last year (when he was hungry). The irony is we split our mle to sign Barnes and collison, and both haven't played well yet. A lot of people wanted that whole mle to get a great backup big.

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We're going to see quite a 3 guard lineup. They better not get in foul trouble. I won't be able to see this game live, but I'm recording it. Will watch if we win. Probably won't if we lose. lol

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In Doc Rivers system he never rest the starters even facing a weak team , but Orlando us a good team.

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No Barnes! Free Reggie tonight Doc!!!

Icecoldclipper
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Surprised that big bump on JJ's eye doesn't impact his shooting vision.

uncool
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What's up with that huge growth under JJ's left eye?! WTF is that? Can he shoot well like that??

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This Magic team is very good. We can't underestimate them.

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ESPN.com quotes from Matt...

Barnes said he will wait and see how he feels Thursday before determining whether he will face the Heat. If he misses that game, he will try to play Saturday against the Rockets in Houston.

"It's pretty sore," Barnes said. "I've been in treatment all day. I'll get treatment tonight and hopefully try to play tomorrow. It's going to be day by day. If not tomorrow, then maybe the next game.

"I've never had this before. It feels as bad as it felt when I tore my groin, but they checked it out and it's just a deep contusion. It's going to take some time to get loose, but it's day by day right now."

Kind of concerning...

Heediot
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They are below average, but i do agree we shouldn't underestimate them.

Heediot
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Jordan is off tonight on offense.

Clipperfan9
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what the **** is going on lol?

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Yes guys... our defense is gonna be a problem this season.

Icecoldclipper
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Ugly start DJ needs to bring more energy and get physical and Blake needs to move off ball.

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Very sluggish start so far

uncool
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They make a lot of fadeaways...

Heediot
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Oladipo was Orlando's own pick. That idiot Smith at it again.

ClipperDodger1214
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Blake's jump shot has gotten worse and worse each year.

ClipperKyle32
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Blake's indecisiveness was the reason for that turnover! He needs to take that shot when that open! I hate comparing Celtics and Clippers but KG would have shot that!

CP3Heliflopter
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We are so far away from being a decent defensive team right now its sad.

Icecoldclipper
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I'm feeling the lazy vibe early these guys are not playing sharp.

Clippersfan86
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Wow still the same bad habits as ever before. Take lesser teams lightly and get punched in the mouth, play up to equal or better teams. SMFH tired of that bullsh**.

Heediot
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Damn, time to pick it up.

ClippersDA
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This is why we aren't going anywhere. No defense, inconsistent effort. I could have predicted we would be bad this game.

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Geez, this first quarter isn't going so well.

ClippersDA
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Wish we traded for afflalo.

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You were saying...

uncool
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We look so lazy! Laker game all over again!

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Damn it, I just assumed this game was later today, I forgot it was vs Orlando.

Missed most of 1st quarter... oh well.

Clipperfan9
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Didn't know it was customary for everyone to be hungover on wednesday night....

ClipperKyle32
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That Is what I said! That after Matt got that pay-day he was "soooo" deserving of he isn't as hungry anymore! Not scrappy anymore not the player he was last season when he was all....

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CP3Heliflopter
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Only took 30 seconds for Mullens to look like complete ****. Smfh. This guy.

Clipperfan9
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4 layups missed, 2 wide open threes bricked... and Afflalo was looking like MJ in the high post... WE'RE NEVER GONNA GET ANYWHERE GUYS

Clippersfan86
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Wow. I feel like this is the same EXACT Clippers team as the last 3 years. Play down to average or bad teams.

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The whole team seems very off so far.

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