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Post Subject: Clippers Vs. TWolves Official Game Thread 2013-11-20 Post ID: 415511by clipper*joe » Nov 20, 2013 - 09:17 AM PST
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Clippers-Timberwolves Preview By KEVIN CHROUST Posted Nov 20 2013 1:58AM Chris Paul is after his 12th straight double-double, and the Los Angeles Clippers are after their seventh straight win against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Paul will try to orchestrate both for the Clippers Wednesday night in Minnesota.

His 18-point, 11-assist effort in Monday's 106-102 loss to Memphis made him the first player since Magic Johnson in 1990-91 to begin a season with 11 straight double-doubles. Paul's career-best streak at any point in a season is 12.

Both the Clippers (7-4) and Timberwolves (7-5) are out to avoid losing back-to-back games for the second time this year.

The Clippers beat the Timberwolves 109-107 in Los Angeles on Nov. 11 and have won six straight in the series, including four meetings last season.

Paul had 21 points and 11 assists in this year's matchup and has double-doubles in three straight against the Timberwolves.

After Monday's loss, the Clippers have failed to win a game in which they've scored fewer than 107 points.

"They hit first tonight," Clippers coach Doc Rivers told the team's official website. "But in the games we hit first, not physically hit, but established the pace and the way you're going to play, we've won those games. In the games that they've dictated it, they've been close but they've won most of them."

The Clippers are scoring a league-best 109.3 points per game and the Timberwolves are third at 107.8.

Blake Griffin scored 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds against the Grizzlies and has at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in eight of his last 10.

He said the Clippers are at their best playing up-tempo basketball.

"We just kind of fell into that slow grind and that's not going to work for us like we talked about," Griffin said. "We can play that way, but not as well as we can the other way."

The Timberwolves haven't minded those kinds of games in their own building. They're 5-1 at home and have averaged 109.8 points in those games despite shooting 44.2 percent from the floor.

They're returning home after Tuesday's 104-100 loss at Washington to continue a stretch of five games in seven days. Minnesota had a 16-point lead in the first half but scored just 37 in the final two quarters.

"If you're going to be somebody in the league, you have to be ready to win every night," Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio said. "I think we didn't do it tonight in the second half and this kind of game is one of the games that you're going to need."

Kevin Love had 25 points and 11 rebounds for his 11th double-double in 12 games. Sixteen of those points came in the first quarter.

Kevin Martin had his worst shooting night of the year, going 4 for 17 with 11 points. He's 10 for 35 in his last two games.

"We need everybody every night," coach Rick Adelman said. "We can't usually get by if we have a couple guys with off games."

Martin had one of his three 30-point nights this season against the Clippers nine days ago.

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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. TWolves Official Game Thread 2013-11-20 Post ID: 415513by Silasie » Nov 20, 2013 - 10:03 AM PST
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They are coming off a back to back again which is good for us. Will probably be tough again. I hope CP can get his shot back.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. TWolves Official Game Thread 2013-11-20 Post ID: 415526by Voyeur » Nov 20, 2013 - 11:31 AM PST
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The T Wolves love to have huge 1st quarters. They did it again last night, though they ultimately lost. We're one of the few teams that didn't allow them to shoot us out of the gym in the first quarter last time. It may be a tall order at MIN, however if we stick to our plan and everyone at least shows up, we can persevere. I think a lot of their strategy (which seems to work very well) is to break teams spirit early. The Wizards didn't fall for it last night and neither should we...especially considering how many points we can put up.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. TWolves Official Game Thread 2013-11-20 Post ID: 415529by Voyeur » Nov 20, 2013 - 11:41 AM PST
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No Matt Barnes on this road trip? SIGH

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Post ID: 415532by Silasie » Nov 20, 2013 - 12:00 PM PST
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That is not good. A very small silver lining to a large cloud is that Reggie will probably get some mins. I hope his shot start falling.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. TWolves Official Game Thread 2013-11-20 Post ID: 415533by Silasie » Nov 20, 2013 - 12:03 PM PST
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Dudley's tendonitis isn't gonna get better with Matt out!

                
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Post ID: 415535by FightOnRon » Nov 20, 2013 - 12:15 PM PST
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And of course he was injured by the effing Jizzlies. I hate that team more then any other team in the league with their whining( can Gasol or Randolph ever get a foul without their constant crying) and fighting.

That done,tonight will be tough as will tomorrow.

                
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Post ID: 415536by uncool » Nov 20, 2013 - 12:17 PM PST
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I hope Doc is now clear that Willie is not interchangeable for Matt!

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. TWolves Official Game Thread 2013-11-20 Post ID: 415539by Voyeur » Nov 20, 2013 - 12:25 PM PST
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Jamison? Maybe? Throw us a bone, Doc!

                
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Post ID: 415551by clipperboy24 » Nov 20, 2013 - 03:47 PM PST
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Same here!! Come one Reggie this is your time to shine!!! Show Doc you deserves minutes instead of Dudley!

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. TWolves Official Game Thread 2013-11-20 Post ID: 415552by what_up_clipnation83 » Nov 20, 2013 - 04:36 PM PST
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Griffin has got to stay close to Love. Love is clever, but he's not going to blow by guys, so Griffin needs to focus on him, stay close, and forget about help defense. Love is good, but you have to at least take away his open, spot up looks.

And Love can't guard Blake One on One, Blake will kill him. That Is Pek is usually guarding Blake and Love on DJ. If Love get caught guarding Bkake, the Clips need to feed the beast and let him do work.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. TWolves Official Game Thread 2013-11-20 Post ID: 415555by ClipperKyle32 » Nov 20, 2013 - 05:29 PM PST
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Uhhhh In my opinion it was a mistake giving Matt all that money! He isn't to me a high-dollar guy! Not to say he doesn't deserve it after his career year but it wasn't a great move to give him all that money! It to me seems like he isn't hungry this year like he was last season! He has to get healthy first! And he hasn't been so I will give him a while before I start speaking bad about him! #GetHealthyMatt

                
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Post ID: 415556by Silasie » Nov 20, 2013 - 05:57 PM PST
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You may be right, but would we have been able to re-sign him we didn't give him the money? And if we wouldn't are you advocating letting him go?

                
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Post ID: 415557by ClipperKyle32 » Nov 20, 2013 - 06:15 PM PST
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NOOOOO! Matt is one of those gritty defensive guys! A glue guy!!! My thing is if we pay you more we expect more! He hasn't been healthy so I am no where saying let him go! I do not jump to conclusions less than 15 games into the season except Byron Mullens hahaha Love Ya BJ!!!! Much is given , much is required, right? My thing is you get paid more you need to produce more and that goes for Chris , Blake , DJ and everyone else! But he hasn't been healthy all season so I havent concluded anything because I have seen flashes of the Old Matt!!!! We just need him to get healthy first then after he is healthy for a couple of weeks then I can judge! But I can't judge unhealthiness that is the same for Jared Dudley as well! I do not think he is healthy!

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. TWolves Official Game Thread 2013-11-20 Post ID: 415559by ClipperKyle32 » Nov 20, 2013 - 06:16 PM PST
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@EricPatten: Doc said he thinks Antawn Jamison will play "sooner than later" because the #Clippers "will need him on the floor" #ItsTime

                
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Post ID: 415560by Silasie » Nov 20, 2013 - 06:31 PM PST
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Well, that is the thing, you say we shouldn't have paid him but that might have been the only way to keep him. And like you and me, the FO/Doc didn't want to lose him.

                
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Post ID: 415561by Silasie » Nov 20, 2013 - 06:35 PM PST
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I suppose with Matt out and Dudley not 100% we could do with some help at the SF.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. TWolves Official Game Thread 2013-11-20 Post ID: 415562by cleepers » Nov 20, 2013 - 06:56 PM PST
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Just gotta try and keep possessions even. Work the defensive glass and force turnovers.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. TWolves Official Game Thread 2013-11-20 Post ID: 415563by Silasie » Nov 20, 2013 - 07:12 PM PST
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Here we go. Come on Clips!

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. TWolves Official Game Thread 2013-11-20 Post ID: 415564by JahvonTheClip » Nov 20, 2013 - 07:13 PM PST
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JJ doing work early!

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. TWolves Official Game Thread 2013-11-20 Post ID: 415565by Silasie » Nov 20, 2013 - 07:15 PM PST
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This is the perfect start.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. TWolves Official Game Thread 2013-11-20 Post ID: 415566by ClipperKyle32 » Nov 20, 2013 - 07:15 PM PST
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WoW Redickulous

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. TWolves Official Game Thread 2013-11-20 Post ID: 415567by gman » Nov 20, 2013 - 07:15 PM PST
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Mr 1st quarter doing it again. 8 early points for JJ.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. TWolves Official Game Thread 2013-11-20 Post ID: 415568by Clipperfan9 » Nov 20, 2013 - 07:15 PM PST
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man, I'm stuck on league pass - have to listen to these idiot homers talk about how Reddick's charge was "a total flop", not gonna be the most enjoyable game tonight lol

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. TWolves Official Game Thread 2013-11-20 Post ID: 415569by Grillinnap » Nov 20, 2013 - 07:15 PM PST
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Great start!

                
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Post ID: 415570by tense2 » Nov 20, 2013 - 07:16 PM PST
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and hopefully a perfect ending. Smile

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. TWolves Official Game Thread 2013-11-20 Post ID: 415571by ClipperKyle32 » Nov 20, 2013 - 07:16 PM PST
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Instead of "Linsanity" we have "Redickulous"

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. TWolves Official Game Thread 2013-11-20 Post ID: 415572by Silasie » Nov 20, 2013 - 07:16 PM PST
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TWolves have been having massive 1st quarters, this is the way to stop that.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. TWolves Official Game Thread 2013-11-20 Post ID: 415573by ClipperDodger1214 » Nov 20, 2013 - 07:16 PM PST
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Keep this up. They look like they're on the ropes already.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. TWolves Official Game Thread 2013-11-20 Post ID: 415574by tense2 » Nov 20, 2013 - 07:18 PM PST
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Didn't we start with a 8-0 run at home against these guys??.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. TWolves Official Game Thread 2013-11-20 Post ID: 415575by ClipperDodger1214 » Nov 20, 2013 - 07:20 PM PST
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WTF DJ DUNK THAT!!!

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. TWolves Official Game Thread 2013-11-20 Post ID: 415576by ClippersDA » Nov 20, 2013 - 07:20 PM PST
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Trading baskets after a great start. Need cp3ti have a big game

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. TWolves Official Game Thread 2013-11-20 Post ID: 415577by ClippersDA » Nov 20, 2013 - 07:22 PM PST
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Wow. Come on guys.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. TWolves Official Game Thread 2013-11-20 Post ID: 415578by JahvonTheClip » Nov 20, 2013 - 07:23 PM PST
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So many easy points missed right now sheesh!

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. TWolves Official Game Thread 2013-11-20 Post ID: 415579by ClippersDA » Nov 20, 2013 - 07:24 PM PST
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Turnover city, why can't we sustain big leads?

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. TWolves Official Game Thread 2013-11-20 Post ID: 415580by Silasie » Nov 20, 2013 - 07:24 PM PST
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Maybe we need a TO.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. TWolves Official Game Thread 2013-11-20 Post ID: 415581by Clipperfan9 » Nov 20, 2013 - 07:24 PM PST
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missed layups everywhere

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. TWolves Official Game Thread 2013-11-20 Post ID: 415582by JahvonTheClip » Nov 20, 2013 - 07:25 PM PST
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Good D reggie!

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. TWolves Official Game Thread 2013-11-20 Post ID: 415583by ClipperDodger1214 » Nov 20, 2013 - 07:26 PM PST
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Missed layups and other easy baskets simply cannot happen. They have to finish those.

                
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Post ID: 415584by gman » Nov 20, 2013 - 07:27 PM PST
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Tooearly for a REGGIE! REGGIE!! REGGIE! chant?

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. TWolves Official Game Thread 2013-11-20 Post ID: 415585by FightOnRon » Nov 20, 2013 - 07:28 PM PST
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I know our announcers try to be nice and unbiased (Unlike TNT and ESPN) but I am tired of hearing about how glorious Rubio and Love are. I don't give a sh** about them, Ralph and Mike. YOu guys are supposed to be biased for us

                
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Post ID: 415586by Silasie » Nov 20, 2013 - 07:28 PM PST
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Yes let him keep his head.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. TWolves Official Game Thread 2013-11-20 Post ID: 415587by tense2 » Nov 20, 2013 - 07:28 PM PST
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Take that better shot Blake!

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. TWolves Official Game Thread 2013-11-20 Post ID: 415588by Silasie » Nov 20, 2013 - 07:30 PM PST
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How long had Hollins been in before committing a flagrant?

                
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Post ID: 415589by Agent0 » Nov 20, 2013 - 07:31 PM PST
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Blake needs a little consistent floater from 10 feet because he gets a lot of those looks and if he could hit a floater at 60% from there! it would give him 2-3 more scoring opportunities a game.

                
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Reggie!

                
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Post ID: 415591by FightOnRon » Nov 20, 2013 - 07:31 PM PST
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Refs caught them up

                
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Blake needs to front Love there, there's no space for a pass over the top

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. TWolves Official Game Thread 2013-11-20 Post ID: 415593by ClippersDA » Nov 20, 2013 - 07:32 PM PST
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Not a hollins fan. Ugh we were up 12-0,this team gives you high blood pressure. They have the attention span of a gnat,can only focus for five minutes at a time.

                
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Yes Reggie, the first of many Smile

                
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