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Post Subject: Clippers Vs. Wizards Official Game Thread 2013-12-14 Post ID: 420854by clipper*joe » Dec 14, 2013 - 09:29 AM PST
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By JORDAN GARRETSON Posted Dec 14 2013 12:38AM

The Los Angeles Clippers have played their best basketball against fellow members of the Western Conference. Surprisingly, it's been the far inferior Eastern Conference that most of their troubles have come against.

Los Angeles will try to return to the .500 mark against the East when it wraps up a seven-game trip Saturday night against the Washington Wizards.

The Clippers (15-9) are 3-3 on their trip after a 102-93 loss in Brooklyn on Thursday dropped them to 5-6 against the East. Meanwhile, they're a strong 10-3 against the West, which boasts nine other teams sitting at .500 or better compared to just three for the East. Los Angeles is averaging 108.2 points against conference foes, 10.7 fewer than it averages against East clubs.

Those struggles continued in Thursday's setback with the Clippers shooting only 37.1 percent from the field and recording a season-low 15 assists. Chris Paul scored 20 points but matched a career low with two assists.

"We didn't have a lot of movement. We were out of our offense almost the whole night," coach Doc Rivers said. "We did a lot of dribbling. We just have to run our normal offense. Not the one we ran tonight. Clearly, we've got to make open shots and we had a lot of those, but I still didn't like our movement."

Blake Griffin had 12 points and 11 rebounds but was just 2 of 8 from the field as he played on a sore ankle. Injuries kept both him and Paul out of a 98-90 loss at Washington Feb. 4, which ended an eight-game winning streak in the series. Griffin is averaging 24.0 points and 11.8 rebounds in five career games versus Washington.

The Wizards (9-12) are trying to avoid what would match a season-long losing streak after dropping three in a row. Two have been in overtime, including Friday's 101-99 defeat in Atlanta. Trevor Booker recorded season highs with 24 points and 14 rebounds and Washington came back from a 15-point fourth-quarter deficit but Al Horford hit the game-winning jumper as time expired in the extra period.

"I'll give them credit for staying in the fight and having an opportunity to win the game," said coach Randy Wittman, whose team is 2-4 in overtime. "But when you don't play for 42 minutes, you've got to play perfect basketball. ... I just don't think we were ready to play."

John Wall shot 6 of 22, not coming alive until the fourth quarter when he tallied 11 of his 13 points. He had been averaging 23.0 points and 10.3 assists over his previous four games.

"We just gave this game away," Wall said. The fourth-year point guard said the shots he hit late were "the same shots I took in the first half, I just didn't make them. I struggled."

Washington's bench was much better than when it scored a season-low five in Monday's loss to Denver, finishing with 25, though it was 10 of 30 from the field.

Martell Webster scored 15 points after sitting out against the Nuggets due to a sprained ankle, while Nene (Achilles) and Bradley Beal (leg) remain out.

The Wizards are 4-1 on the second night of back-to-backs.

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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Wizards Official Game Thread 2013-12-14 Post ID: 420855by Silasie » Dec 14, 2013 - 10:00 AM PST
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Well I don't know what to expect really. If we can get some movement in our offense and get to normal level of shot percentages would should win.

The Wizards played last night and it went into OT so they could be tired.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Wizards Official Game Thread 2013-12-14 Post ID: 420860by FightOnRon » Dec 14, 2013 - 10:42 AM PST
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^ I don't either. Playing an inferior team again so it will be tough to win. The scary part is the stat of them being 4-1 after playing the night before. PLEASE no 3 point brick-a-thon

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Wizards Official Game Thread 2013-12-14 Post ID: 420865by TheDude » Dec 14, 2013 - 11:32 AM PST
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I think we win tonight after such an embarrassment last game. CP and Blake will play well and maybe the shooters will even make a few shots.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Wizards Official Game Thread 2013-12-14 Post ID: 420868by david » Dec 14, 2013 - 12:49 PM PST
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Scary game- these guys can bomb from deep. Unfortunately, the Clippers can't seem to right now to match. So if the guys don't get a bunch of layups & don't defend well, it could get ugly.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Wizards Official Game Thread 2013-12-14 Post ID: 420875by gman » Dec 14, 2013 - 02:00 PM PST
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Any one knows the timetables for Barnes and Bullock?

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Wizards Official Game Thread 2013-12-14 Post ID: 420878by CapsNClips » Dec 14, 2013 - 02:19 PM PST
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Best PG in the league going up against the second best, this games gonna be a good one.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Wizards Official Game Thread 2013-12-14 Post ID: 420883by worm » Dec 14, 2013 - 02:50 PM PST
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If we do good defensively will win this game.

                
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Post ID: 420884by Agent0 » Dec 14, 2013 - 03:16 PM PST
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Mmmm...Stephen Curry and Tony Parker?

This should be a fun game

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Wizards Official Game Thread 2013-12-14 Post ID: 420885by TheDude » Dec 14, 2013 - 03:22 PM PST
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Wiz lost in OT on the road last night. They'll be tired in the 4th. We got this.

                
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Post ID: 420889by JahvonTheClip » Dec 14, 2013 - 03:44 PM PST
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Don't say that cry

                
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Post ID: 420897by pageC4 » Dec 14, 2013 - 04:28 PM PST
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I was just laughing at how bad we are that given the reasons the Dude gave we still can't count on a win. man I hope we win tonight.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Wizards Official Game Thread 2013-12-14 Post ID: 420898by Voyeur » Dec 14, 2013 - 04:37 PM PST
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If it's any consolation, as good as we were last year, we also lost to Cleveland (but at home), at Atlanta and at Brooklyn. So these losses don't seem to be that far removed from last season. Hopefully, we win tonight and find our way soon.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Wizards Official Game Thread 2013-12-14 Post ID: 420899by what_up_clipnation83 » Dec 14, 2013 - 05:06 PM PST
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Hope we get the W tonight...the Wiz will be an tough team

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Wizards Official Game Thread 2013-12-14 Post ID: 420900by ClipperKyle32 » Dec 14, 2013 - 05:34 PM PST
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Willie Green gets yanked from the starting lineup and now Jamal gets the start! Will wasn't even shooting 30% so I can understand why the move was made! Opinions?

                
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Post ID: 420901by fullcourt » Dec 14, 2013 - 05:45 PM PST
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Jamal should have started all along once JJ was hurt

This team will only truly contend when we start challenging our best players for more. I know jamal is defensively challenged but he is a vet and one of our best players. You put him out there and challenge him that we need him on BOTH ends until we get healthy.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Wizards Official Game Thread 2013-12-14 Post ID: 420902by JahvonTheClip » Dec 14, 2013 - 05:55 PM PST
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Good we need to switch something up! I don't like this .500 basketball

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Wizards Official Game Thread 2013-12-14 Post ID: 420903by tense2 » Dec 14, 2013 - 05:55 PM PST
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Clippers -4. The way the team is playing a lost won't be unexpected, but I'll hope for a win.

                
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Post ID: 420904by FightOnRon » Dec 14, 2013 - 05:58 PM PST
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This team needs to come out of the gate firing on all 8,I like the move,worth a shot. Willie is a good backup and proved his worth last year,but we need to get out of the doldrums.

When their road trip started you can go back to the first game and see I said we would go 3-4. I want to be wrong so badly.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Wizards Official Game Thread 2013-12-14 Post ID: 420905by WinningBasket » Dec 14, 2013 - 06:02 PM PST
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I hope with Jamal starting this game, it'll be the spark to ignite their offense. Hoping for a win, but bracing for a loss to avoid further disappointment.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Wizards Official Game Thread 2013-12-14 Post ID: 420906by JahvonTheClip » Dec 14, 2013 - 06:12 PM PST
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Tech already lmao!

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Wizards Official Game Thread 2013-12-14 Post ID: 420907by ClipperKyle32 » Dec 14, 2013 - 06:15 PM PST
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Dudley coming out aggressive after tweeting that he has been playing like sh*t

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Wizards Official Game Thread 2013-12-14 Post ID: 420908by JahvonTheClip » Dec 14, 2013 - 06:17 PM PST
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There we go Jared!

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Wizards Official Game Thread 2013-12-14 Post ID: 420909by Agent0 » Dec 14, 2013 - 06:17 PM PST
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Team looking good so far

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Wizards Official Game Thread 2013-12-14 Post ID: 420910by pedroskinny » Dec 14, 2013 - 06:18 PM PST
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I love our offense right now.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Wizards Official Game Thread 2013-12-14 Post ID: 420911by Agent0 » Dec 14, 2013 - 06:19 PM PST
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Nothing Jamal could do there

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Wizards Official Game Thread 2013-12-14 Post ID: 420912by WinningBasket » Dec 14, 2013 - 06:20 PM PST
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Good start so far. I hope it continues.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Wizards Official Game Thread 2013-12-14 Post ID: 420913by pedroskinny » Dec 14, 2013 - 06:21 PM PST
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Dudley is hot after those tweets haha! Keep it up!

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Wizards Official Game Thread 2013-12-14 Post ID: 420914by JahvonTheClip » Dec 14, 2013 - 06:21 PM PST
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Jamal>>>>>>>>Willie!!!

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Wizards Official Game Thread 2013-12-14 Post ID: 420915by WinningBasket » Dec 14, 2013 - 06:22 PM PST
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Jared Dudley off to a great start. Perhaps all he needed was his Twitter confession to blow off the pressure, lol.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Wizards Official Game Thread 2013-12-14 Post ID: 420916by JahvonTheClip » Dec 14, 2013 - 06:26 PM PST
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Ain't no damn flagrant!

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Wizards Official Game Thread 2013-12-14 Post ID: 420917by renshaibob » Dec 14, 2013 - 06:27 PM PST
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OMG Dumb ass, your a 7 footer foul him going up for the shot. this the second time this year he does that scrap

                
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Post ID: 420918by JahvonTheClip » Dec 14, 2013 - 06:28 PM PST
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But honestly that wasn't even that serious. When JJ got INJURED by demarcus was that a flgrant?

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Wizards Official Game Thread 2013-12-14 Post ID: 420919by renshaibob » Dec 14, 2013 - 06:29 PM PST
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no it wasn't serious at all but still, damn

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Wizards Official Game Thread 2013-12-14 Post ID: 420920by JahvonTheClip » Dec 14, 2013 - 06:29 PM PST
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Some times blake over dribbles

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Wizards Official Game Thread 2013-12-14 Post ID: 420922by JahvonTheClip » Dec 14, 2013 - 06:37 PM PST
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Fouled the crap outta blake. Jan Vesely did it intentionally too....

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Wizards Official Game Thread 2013-12-14 Post ID: 420923by gman » Dec 14, 2013 - 06:45 PM PST
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I like this go into Griffin first option from the offense.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Wizards Official Game Thread 2013-12-14 Post ID: 420924by pedroskinny » Dec 14, 2013 - 06:48 PM PST
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Stak is still a little bit rusty but I believe that 6 or 7 games from now he'll be moving better.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Wizards Official Game Thread 2013-12-14 Post ID: 420925by ClipperKyle32 » Dec 14, 2013 - 06:48 PM PST
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Man I want Stephen Jackson to score!

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Wizards Official Game Thread 2013-12-14 Post ID: 420926by JahvonTheClip » Dec 14, 2013 - 06:50 PM PST
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Great rotations! wow

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Wizards Official Game Thread 2013-12-14 Post ID: 420928by JahvonTheClip » Dec 14, 2013 - 06:54 PM PST
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Willie really can't shoot off screens. He needs to stay stationary and then shoot

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Wizards Official Game Thread 2013-12-14 Post ID: 420929by gman » Dec 14, 2013 - 06:57 PM PST
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Heat check Dudley!

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Wizards Official Game Thread 2013-12-14 Post ID: 420930by david » Dec 14, 2013 - 07:00 PM PST
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CP beats the shot clock!

                
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Chris Paul is playing well. I like!

                
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Team looks much better today. Ball is moving and shooters are making their shots.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Wizards Official Game Thread 2013-12-14 Post ID: 420933by jarca » Dec 14, 2013 - 07:04 PM PST
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Good job Doc for speeding up the offense by starting Jamal

                
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Post ID: 420934by david » Dec 14, 2013 - 07:05 PM PST
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Yup that was a good move by Doc Rivers putting Jamal into the starting lineup. Willie seems to be feeling too much pressure w/ the starters. Also it helps to finally get some good contribution from Dudley.

                
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Great block by Blake, who then sprints the other way for a layup- nice find Dudley!

                
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It is helpful. Our offense depends on guys making shots, moving the ball.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Wizards Official Game Thread 2013-12-14 Post ID: 420937by david » Dec 14, 2013 - 07:08 PM PST
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Offense looks so much more open and fluid today- Paul to Jordan slam dunk!

                
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