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Post Subject: Clippers Vs. Grizzlies Official Game Thread 2013-12-05 Post ID: 418677by clipper*joe » Dec 05, 2013 - 10:50 AM PST
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By JORDAN GARRETSON Posted Dec 05 2013 1:20AM The Los Angeles Clippers failed in their first attempt this season to avenge their first-round playoff loss.

Their second try might not be successful if they can't shore up their defense.

Los Angeles looks to avoid losing a third straight game Thursday night when it visits the Memphis Grizzlies.

After winning the series' first two games, the Clippers were eliminated from in the Western Conference quarterfinals with four straight losses to Memphis. They suffered a 106-102 home defeat in the season's first meeting on Nov. 18.

A similar result could be imminent based on what Los Angeles (12-7) showed in a 107-97 loss at Atlanta on Wednesday to open its seven-game trip.

The Clippers let the Hawks go 12 of 23 from 3-point range, with six coming from Kyle Korver. They had held teams to 25.2 percent 3-point shooting over the last seven games.

Nonetheless, they've been one of the league's worst defensive teams overall, yielding 102.1 points per game.

"Part of it's effort," said point guard Chris Paul, whose team had lost two of its previous 11 contests before dropping its last two. "Part of it's pride. We've got to step it up. It's a long road trip, man. This is not a good start. You're not going to win too many games when you let the other team shoot 51 percent from the field."

Los Angeles also struggled offensively in the teams' first meeting, shooting 39.5 percent, its second-lowest mark of the season.

Memphis might be without Zach Randolph in addition to Marc Gasol. The duo combined for 49 points and 24 rebounds earlier against the Clippers.

Gasol is expected to be out at least another month with a sprained knee, while Randolph is day-to-day after missing two games due to ingrown toenail surgery performed Saturday.

However, the Grizzlies (9-8) got strong performances from lesser-known commodities in their absence during a 110-91 home victory over Phoenix on Tuesday. Jon Leuer scored a career-high 23 points and hauled in nine rebounds, while Ed Davis finished with 21 and 12 to help end the club's first four-game home skid in nearly four years.

Kosta Koufos also recorded his fourth double-digit rebound game in as many starts since Gasol's injury.

"We all have to pick it up from the first guy to the last guy on the bench," Davis said. "We can't replace Marc, and we can't replace (Randolph), but we all can replace some of the things they do."

Memphis looks like a team that could threaten Los Angeles' ailing defense after shooting 54.8 percent from the field with 26 assists Tuesday.

"The key is to try and spread it around because I can't do it by myself," said point guard Mike Conley, who had 18 points and 14 assists for his third double-double in four games. "Tony (Allen) can't do it by himself. We have to have everybody collectively chip in."

Jamal Crawford has just 19 points on 6-of-28 shooting over his last three meetings with the Grizzlies.

The Clippers have won three of their last four regular-season games at Memphis.

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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Grizzlies Official Game Thread 2013-12-05 Post ID: 418679by JahvonTheClip » Dec 05, 2013 - 11:39 AM PST
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No reason we shouldn't win this. Unless shitang like yesterday happens

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Grizzlies Official Game Thread 2013-12-05 Post ID: 418680by Silasie » Dec 05, 2013 - 11:42 AM PST
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I really really hope we win tonight. Of course it is always important to beat the Grizzlies but it seems more so after our last two poor showings. Last night was just plain bad and the Pacers game we had several oppurtunties to beat an elite team that is flying high.

We need to beat the Enemy to restore our confidence and put the last 2 games behind us.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Grizzlies Official Game Thread 2013-12-05 Post ID: 418681by Voyeur » Dec 05, 2013 - 11:47 AM PST
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I'd LIKE to think, in order to beat our worse nemesis on their own home court...a team with all the confidence in the world against us...we needed the poor taste in our mouth of that loss in Atlanta. We need to play with a nasty attitude tonight.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Grizzlies Official Game Thread 2013-12-05 Post ID: 418682by FightOnRon » Dec 05, 2013 - 11:48 AM PST
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Let's hope Elbows Randolph has to take the day off too,then maybe we can escape serious injury.

                
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Post ID: 418684by cleepers » Dec 05, 2013 - 12:27 PM PST
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You're forgetting Tony Allen's Kung Fu moves.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Grizzlies Official Game Thread 2013-12-05 Post ID: 418691by Steady818 » Dec 05, 2013 - 01:33 PM PST
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We should win this game.. But then again we should have won yesterdayss game as well so lets just see how things turn out...

Less jump shooting more post play would be nice as well..

                
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Post ID: 418692by FightOnRon » Dec 05, 2013 - 02:39 PM PST
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Well I was assuming Doc would have them in football helmets tonight.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Grizzlies Official Game Thread 2013-12-05 Post ID: 418696by austin009009 » Dec 05, 2013 - 03:00 PM PST
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no gasol so DJ should not get destroyed inside

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Grizzlies Official Game Thread 2013-12-05 Post ID: 418697by austin009009 » Dec 05, 2013 - 03:01 PM PST
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although zach will probably get the best of blake

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Grizzlies Official Game Thread 2013-12-05 Post ID: 418706by austin009009 » Dec 05, 2013 - 03:08 PM PST
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does anyone know when matt will be back?

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Grizzlies Official Game Thread 2013-12-05 Post ID: 418710by austin009009 » Dec 05, 2013 - 03:11 PM PST
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it should be pretty soon

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Grizzlies Official Game Thread 2013-12-05 Post ID: 418711by austin009009 » Dec 05, 2013 - 03:12 PM PST
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and JJs hurt his shooing hand so hopefully it doesn't affect his shot

                
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Post ID: 418722by clippersforlife33 » Dec 05, 2013 - 05:01 PM PST
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i heard another 2-3 weeks because he found out that theres another tear in his eye so he needs another surgery

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Grizzlies Official Game Thread 2013-12-05 Post ID: 418725by CapsNClips » Dec 05, 2013 - 05:48 PM PST
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I'm gonna be disappointed if we don't have a statement win tonight. A 5 point win is still going to be a loss in my eyes.

                
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Post ID: 418726by Silasie » Dec 05, 2013 - 05:52 PM PST
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Really?

After last night and the Pacers I will take a W however it comes. A W and no injuries.

                
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Post ID: 418728by tense2 » Dec 05, 2013 - 06:28 PM PST
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Yup, at this point with the Clippers team a statement game = a win by however many points.

                
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Post ID: 418729by tense2 » Dec 05, 2013 - 06:37 PM PST
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Matt Barnes ‏@Matt_Barnes22 1h These eye struggles are killing me, three eye surgeries in the last two weeks, hopefully this will be http://instagram.com/p/hjqchxrzV_/

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Grizzlies Official Game Thread 2013-12-05 Post ID: 418730by ClipperDodger1214 » Dec 05, 2013 - 06:51 PM PST
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We have to come out and hit them in the mouth from the tip. We need to expose them with Gasol out. Blake really needs to keep Randolph in check.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Grizzlies Official Game Thread 2013-12-05 Post ID: 418731by Silasie » Dec 05, 2013 - 06:51 PM PST
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How have the Grizzlies been doing since Gasol has been out?

                
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Post ID: 418732by Voyeur » Dec 05, 2013 - 06:55 PM PST
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Oh man. I hope he's gonna be okay. Don't want to mess around when it comes to eyes.

                
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I think I read that their last game was only their second win without Gasol. But they've also been without Randolph too.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Grizzlies Official Game Thread 2013-12-05 Post ID: 418734by JahvonTheClip » Dec 05, 2013 - 07:13 PM PST
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Look Ma I got no hands...

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Grizzlies Official Game Thread 2013-12-05 Post ID: 418735by JahvonTheClip » Dec 05, 2013 - 07:17 PM PST
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Playing respectable d

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Grizzlies Official Game Thread 2013-12-05 Post ID: 418736by CP3Heliflopter » Dec 05, 2013 - 07:17 PM PST
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DJ and BG have been trash lately.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Grizzlies Official Game Thread 2013-12-05 Post ID: 418737by Clipper-Josh » Dec 05, 2013 - 07:19 PM PST
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I EXPECT and WANT to see a lot of Reggie tonight and less of Dudley.

Our shooting is horrid right now

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Grizzlies Official Game Thread 2013-12-05 Post ID: 418738by WinningBasket » Dec 05, 2013 - 07:21 PM PST
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Clippers are off to a slow start again.

                
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Post ID: 418739by clipper*joe » Dec 05, 2013 - 07:21 PM PST
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You forgot about CP3. CP3 perimeter defense has been horrid.

                
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Post ID: 418740by tense2 » Dec 05, 2013 - 07:21 PM PST
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And our wings have been worse.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Grizzlies Official Game Thread 2013-12-05 Post ID: 418741by Clipper-Josh » Dec 05, 2013 - 07:22 PM PST
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at this rate, we're going for 15-17 points for the 1st quarter

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Grizzlies Official Game Thread 2013-12-05 Post ID: 418742by Grillinnap » Dec 05, 2013 - 07:22 PM PST
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Why is Dudley so useless?

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Grizzlies Official Game Thread 2013-12-05 Post ID: 418743by JahvonTheClip » Dec 05, 2013 - 07:22 PM PST
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We get too jump shot happy. We barely attack the rim. That should always be the first option and then jump shots second.

                
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Post ID: 418744by Clipper-Josh » Dec 05, 2013 - 07:23 PM PST
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Boy, I really wish we had Trevor Ariza right about now

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Grizzlies Official Game Thread 2013-12-05 Post ID: 418745by Dunkathon » Dec 05, 2013 - 07:24 PM PST
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Zach seems off so far. Good sign for the Clippers.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Grizzlies Official Game Thread 2013-12-05 Post ID: 418746by Silasie » Dec 05, 2013 - 07:24 PM PST
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So far it looks like last night.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Grizzlies Official Game Thread 2013-12-05 Post ID: 418748by CP3Heliflopter » Dec 05, 2013 - 07:25 PM PST
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Hope we play Bullock more at least he can play defense.

                
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Post ID: 418749by clipper*joe » Dec 05, 2013 - 07:25 PM PST
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Agreed.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Grizzlies Official Game Thread 2013-12-05 Post ID: 418750by jarca » Dec 05, 2013 - 07:26 PM PST
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Why is the arena so empty

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Grizzlies Official Game Thread 2013-12-05 Post ID: 418751by Steady818 » Dec 05, 2013 - 07:26 PM PST
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Our bigs* still fail to contest a driving layup from a point guard that blows by cp3...

                
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WEDGIE!

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Grizzlies Official Game Thread 2013-12-05 Post ID: 418753by Clipper-Josh » Dec 05, 2013 - 07:27 PM PST
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Not having Gasol out there gives us a luxury to put Deandre on Zach.

I'll take that.

                
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Fast break and a jumper SMH

                
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Post ID: 418755by CP3Heliflopter » Dec 05, 2013 - 07:28 PM PST
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They have but Green is a 3rd stringer and Dudley has been crap all season due to injury. Expectations are much higher for a superstar PF and DJ who is supposed to be our "defensive anchor" and is paid big time money.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Grizzlies Official Game Thread 2013-12-05 Post ID: 418756by JahvonTheClip » Dec 05, 2013 - 07:29 PM PST
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Wow dj...im sorry but he is just not a great fit for blake griffin. We need a inside-out big man who can pass a la pau gasol. Or atleast a Center who can play defense and make a ft...

                
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Why isn't Blake attacking a handicapped Randolph?

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Grizzlies Official Game Thread 2013-12-05 Post ID: 418758by Silasie » Dec 05, 2013 - 07:30 PM PST
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Both teams look pretty bad right now. Come on Clips we can take them easy.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Grizzlies Official Game Thread 2013-12-05 Post ID: 418759by Icecoldclipper » Dec 05, 2013 - 07:30 PM PST
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Come on get the rebound! The block but we are not rushing the ball.

                
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Post ID: 418760by Clipper-Josh » Dec 05, 2013 - 07:30 PM PST
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Blake is a superstar??

                
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Good job attacking Randolph, Blake.

                
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Ice Storms?

                
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