Clippers Vs. TWolves Official Game Thread 2013-11-11

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Timberwolves-Clippers Preview By TAYLOR BECHTOLD Posted Nov 11 2013 1:47AM The Los Angeles Clippers salvaged the finale of their recent trip with a strong defensive effort, though it hasn't been necessary with the way they're scoring at home. That may have to change when Kevin Love and the Timberwolves visit Staples Center seeking Minnesota's best....

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BLAKE GRIFFIN SHOULD DOMINATE! Kevin Love! And that all I have to say

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I am excited about this one, the TWolves are like my second team cos I really like to watch Rubio. It goes without saying I want the Clips to win.

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I hope the T-Wolves spent all their energy yesterday in beating the Lakers. All our Clips players need to bring their defensive mindset for all 48 minutes of this game. It'd be awesome if they can contain Love and Martin.

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Good luck with that. it's been pretty even in their match ups so far:

http://www.basketball-reference.com/pla ... 2=loveke01

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It could be another high scoring game.

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Love will definitely score his points. He'll probably find himself open a few times if Blake has to switch on D. My hope is we'll be firing on all cylinders to the point that Love vs Griffin won't matter.

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That's what I am thinking. Thankfully on my fantasy team I have griffin, Jordan, reddick, and love. I might be racing up some serious stats:).

Hope we can play decent defense they love shooting the 3 pointer and torched the lakers beyond belief last night. 7/8 3 point shooting in the 1st quarter.

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Battle of the bigs

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We did well against the Warriors (3 ball team),hopefully that will help the game plan.

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Only thing is Blake is a better/different player!!!!!!! Kevin is still the same player he has always been! Can you go out and put Kevin Love on LeBron James??? I do not think so!!!! Kevin....

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JJ vs Martin too. It will also be interesting to see if DJ can deal with the man-mountain that is The Pek.

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Did anyone catch any of the LAL vs Minny game last night!!! Just like the night the b4 playing the Warriors I found myself "scouting" the opposition or So I think lol kinda funny how the Clipps get so far 2 games vs 2 teams who just played the night b4 vs the LAL, is it me or did it use 2 be the other way around b4 lol???

I'm nervous about Rubio though because as a defender I feel like he is underrated from what I saw last night he has pretty good quick hands & his overall speed is very deceptive, kind of a pesky defender that is more of a pest & can keep up with full court press. I feel like Coach Spolstra put out there 4 everyone 2 see that 1 if u blitz CP3 on all P&R is blows up the offense & Vs HOU someone like Beverly who was all over CP3 constantly reaching in, pickin him up full court, playing up close physical D on CP3 can frustrate Chris & ultimately take him out of his zone & focus?? What do U guys think??

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He did well against Howard and Cousins, I'm sure he'll hold his own against one of the lesser super villains in the original Superman movie, lol.

http://www.basketball-reference.com/pla ... =pekovni01

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It's hard to believe we've only had 2 games at home in 7 games. We need to play tonight like we are ecstatic to be home!

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Rubio is sort of like Paul defensively. Excellent help defender but struggles a bit against athletic PGs. He is actually better when it comes to M2M defense since he has better physical tools(size) compared to Paul.

He is one of the best defensive PGs in the league but his strength isn't man to man defense its help defense. Beverly is a nice defender but he is foul prone and is only strong at man to man defense. Frankly there were a few times where Beverly fouled CP and didn't get called for the foul. He should have fouled out but I guess that is home cooking for you.

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We must not let K Love catch it beyond the 3 point line. Blake must attack K Love in the paint. We must leak out on defense to stop the Brewer and Co. fast break. We must make Rubio shoot beyond his comfortability although he has gotten better. And last but not least we need our bench to show up.

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KMartin needs watching too.

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According the Stu lantz yesterday, the Wolves are the worst at defending the paint in terms of stopping inside scoring. There is no excuse for BG and DJ to have good games tonight down low. At the very least, Doc should game plan at exposing them.

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If Blake can score inside on DH and Asik, he can score inside on Love and Pekovic. I think we see some Blake lobs to DJ also...been a while since we've seen those.

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they murdered the flakers. hopefully we do a better job. Smile

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Paul may get shutdown if he comes out passive. We need to dominate this team. Blake needs to try for 30/15 and send a message to Love, DJ needs to keep dominating.

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Why do the Rockets still try to play drive & dish basketball? If you start two Centers why do they not play Inside-Out basketball! Do you know how many lobs Dwight would have if he....

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I doubt Paul has another less-than-stellar game. I will be very surprised if he does.

We definitely need to take the T Wolves seriously, however they've benefited from some good luck with their schedule. Beating Orlando, an improved team...but at home in OT. Playing OKC at home without Westbrook. Playing the Knicks on the road but while the Knicks are absolutely terrible (I saw that game, and they were the worst I'd seen them play in a long time). Playing Dallas at home. In fact they've had 4 home games to 3 road games. They did lose to GS at home and Cleveland on the road. That's not to say they aren't the real deal. There's something to be said for taking advantage of the situation which they have done effectively. Can't sleep on them. However, I think they can be vulnerable to good teams and we should definitely be a better team than a majority of the ones they've faced so far.

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On that same note, Houston was riding very high when they faced us going into Staples. They were one of the top teams on O and D, but we brought them back down to earth. We need to do the same to the T Wolves!

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You're absolutely correctly. We need to come in mentally prepared for this team. Looking at the T-Wolves critically there are some wins that could be attributed to odd circumstances. Still, this game can help us recover some of that ground we lost in the standings during our Florida trip.

My hope is that this team plays more consistent, and keeps a solid pace. Last year I was a big critic of the meandering in the standings that the Clippers seem to have a propensity for. People dismissed these losing streaks, but they do affect seeding and strength of opponent. For us to be successful I do believe a consistent pace and rebounding from losses are critical.

With the NBA shedule being long and rigorous we need all the cushion we can get. A top 3 seed should be our goal, and we want to maintain that steadily throughout the year.

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Hope we come out and jump at them early. I have faith in Deandre being able to beat Pekovic this time around.

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Problem with that were probably the worst in the league at attacking the rim.

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Cant believe im actually saying this, but my bold bold bold and unfounded prediction: the bench wins this one for us.

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I BELIEVE IT! I wish the coaches would run more of an offense for Blake! When Chris was hurt (against the Twolves) Blake put up 26 points (11-17) 13 rebounds 3 steals I just want to see Blake be more involved! He....

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It should be a fun game to watch...one true superstar in Chris, 2 budding superstars in Blake and Love, One up and coming PG star in Rubio and the continuing progression of DJ.

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This is probably due to our bench bigs though. I'm sure our starting power forward and center rank pretty high compared to the rest of the league

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Barnes also scored a ton of points in the paint last year for us. When he gets back we should be better for sure.

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BG and KL are friends so they usually have pretty good games against each other.

CP3 should outplay Rubio if only because CP3 is due a good game.

DJ should have more rebounds than Pecovic and make a better defensive impact.

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I will be there. Really looking forward to this one. Can't wait to see Blake against Love, those two always have good battles against each other.

Get off to a good start and stay out of foul trouble. Watch out for Kevin Martin, he lit us up last year.

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Lets hope JJ can score big AND keep Martin quiet.

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Clippers are favored by 6.5. We're shooting at a higher FG% and 3PT% then the Wolves. Play the defense we played in the last game and we should cover that spread.

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Meh, I'm still a little nervous about this game. What with all the hype about Love, who IS putting up huge numbers. And all the TNT-style criticisms of Blake, despite the fact he's been terrific so far. All eyes will be on how these PF's perform and who will outplay who.

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I just got league pass! No more internet stream struggle for me lol!

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Matt Barnes WILL play tonight. Hopefully he can be the old Matt soon.

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Blake would score 1,000,000 points and still be called worthless by those douch**gs on TNT.

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Good point! lol

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Great to have Barnes back. We will definitely need his defense tonight.

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I hope Matt is truly better and not just itching to play through the pain. We need Matt to be 100% effective. I'm looking forward to seeing him play.

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@EricPatten: Doc said, "If we play like [we did in the 2nd half in Houston] defensively, we may not lose again."

DOC KNOWS WHATS UP

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Going against who is undeniably the best PF right now BG needs to dominate both ends of the court if we are to win

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It looks like Blake is gonna kill it tonight!

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Blake should have a great game

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Barnes should come in to defend Martin

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Love doing what he does best. Rebounding the ball like the NBA leader should, Knocking down 3 point shots, and playing non existing D.

On side note. Refs have to watch the walk on K marts 3 point shot. Took two steps before shooting the ball.

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