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Post Subject: Clippers Vs. Spurs Official Game Thread 2013-12-16 Post ID: 421150by clipper*joe » Dec 15, 2013 - 10:51 PM PST
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By ELI KABERON Posted Dec 15 2013 1:46PM

After a seven-game road trip, the Los Angeles Clippers are ready to return to the comforts of home.

Awaiting them there Monday night are the San Antonio Spurs, one of the top teams in the Western Conference and a longtime nemesis of the Clippers.

"It's a test, a good test," forward Blake Griffin said of opening the season series with the Spurs. "To be away for a long period of time and come home and play a top-notch team, a team that always executes and plays the right way, so that's why I think it will be a good test for us."

The Clippers (16-9) played fairly well on their trip, going 4-3 and finishing with a 113-97 win at Washington on Saturday. Chris Paul had 38 points to go with 12 assists as the team shot 56.5 percent from the field and made 26 of 31 free throws, an impressive mark for a team ranked among the NBA's worst from the foul line at 70.9 percent.

Los Angeles, though, has lost 34 of 39 against San Antonio and eight of 11 since Paul's arrival, including a four-game sweep to the Spurs in the 2012 playoffs. Paul averaged 12.8 points on 36.8 percent shooting in that series and was no better in last season's four meetings with 11.8 points per game. Since May 2012, he has a 2.48 assist-to-turnover ratio versus San Antonio, compared to 4.15 against the rest of the league.

The Spurs (19-4), winners of four straight, have seen some strong play from Tim Duncan recently. Duncan averaged just 11.3 points on 39.2 percent shooting and 7.0 rebounds during the team's first 13 games, though he didn't play in two because coach Gregg Popovich decided to rest him. Since Nov. 29, however, Duncan has averaged 17.6 points on 56.9 percent shooting with 10.3 boards while not missing a game.

"It's not really that hard to do much better," Duncan said of his early season struggles. "I'm still not shooting the ball well, but I'm trying to play hard and find ways to contribute."

Duncan scored 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in a 100-84 win over Utah on Saturday. Popovich considered resting Duncan for the game, given that it was the team's fourth in five nights and the start of a four-game road trip, but Duncan insisted on being in the lineup, citing his strong play lately.

"We were never worried about Timmy. I've been saying (it) since the beginning of the season," point guard Tony Parker said. "He's the last guy we ever need to worry about. But now he's getting aggressive and he's getting his shot back."

Duncan looks to stay hot and help extend the recent struggles of Griffin, who is averaging 16.0 points on 41.0 percent shooting over the past six games. He had only two double-doubles on the road trip but remains among the league leaders with 17.

Both teams bring top offenses into this game, though they go about scoring in different ways.

The Clippers score 103.7 points per game, with four players averaging 14.0 or more. One of those players, J.J. Reddick, is out with a fractured bone in his right hand.

The Spurs, who score 103.3 points per game, have only one player - Parker - who averages more than 14.0. San Antonio is considered to have much better depth, with nine players averaging at least 7.0 points.

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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Spurs Official Game Thread 2013-12-16 Post ID: 421153by ClippersDA » Dec 15, 2013 - 11:01 PM PST
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I might go to this game, haven't decided. Last time I went to a Spurs game was that awful one in which they were blown out at home by over thirty points after all star game last season. That game was so bad, it was as if the air was sucked out of the building almost immediately. Very awkward. Hopefully they play better this time! They have a chance if they execute like they did against the wizards.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Spurs Official Game Thread 2013-12-16 Post ID: 421154by jarca » Dec 15, 2013 - 11:03 PM PST
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Come on CP, we need you. Hoping for DJ to have a good game too.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Spurs Official Game Thread 2013-12-16 Post ID: 421156by worm » Dec 15, 2013 - 11:10 PM PST
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Stephen Jackson time to step up your game offensively.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Spurs Official Game Thread 2013-12-16 Post ID: 421158by gman » Dec 15, 2013 - 11:46 PM PST
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A seven game road trip and our first game is against the machine that is the Spurs? Who made the schedule?

Time for the guys to step up or shut up! I am looking at you two in particular CP and BG.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Spurs Official Game Thread 2013-12-16 Post ID: 421161by CapsNClips » Dec 16, 2013 - 12:52 AM PST
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We can't have any duds from anybody if we want to win this game. We can't win if BG & CP are the only ones putting in work.

Ugghh this game scares the living **** out of me. I honestly don't see a way we can beat this team even if they are playing just half way decent. Spurs just never stop striking, we can't ever let up.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Spurs Official Game Thread 2013-12-16 Post ID: 421162by Purple#Gold » Dec 16, 2013 - 02:09 AM PST
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This is going to be my first clipper game. By the way, if anyone's looking to go to the game against the Pelicans on the 18th, I have 2 tickets worth $200 each. Section 111 row 10. I'm selling both for $300. Let me know if you guys are interested.

                
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Post ID: 421163by Silasie » Dec 16, 2013 - 07:14 AM PST
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A scary game yes. But at least we saw our offense in action against the Wizards to give us some hope. But as you say we will have to be firing on all cylinders to beat the Poppovich Machine.

A win would be pretty damn sweet!

                
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Post ID: 421166by FightOnRon » Dec 16, 2013 - 09:19 AM PST
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I ill not be going because every time I do go to this game we lose. Generally though the Spur's fans are not too much of tools when they get us but I will fall on the grenade and sit this one out.

I did see a guy win a car at a Spurs game though.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Spurs Official Game Thread 2013-12-16 Post ID: 421167by clipperAndrew » Dec 16, 2013 - 09:42 AM PST
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Hope Crawford is back in the starting line up, though not sure since we need help against their much better bench.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Spurs Official Game Thread 2013-12-16 Post ID: 421184by austin009009 » Dec 16, 2013 - 11:45 AM PST
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i would think crawford will start and come out a little early and go back in with the bench

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Spurs Official Game Thread 2013-12-16 Post ID: 421185by austin009009 » Dec 16, 2013 - 11:45 AM PST
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he did play like 38 minutes last game

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Spurs Official Game Thread 2013-12-16 Post ID: 421186by austin009009 » Dec 16, 2013 - 11:45 AM PST
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spurs are just too good so we will see

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Spurs Official Game Thread 2013-12-16 Post ID: 421187by austin009009 » Dec 16, 2013 - 11:46 AM PST
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its going to be a good game

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Spurs Official Game Thread 2013-12-16 Post ID: 421188by TheDude » Dec 16, 2013 - 12:21 PM PST
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I'm afraid we lose tonight in a close one. I think we need Barnes and Redick (and everybody) to get the best of that team. Splitter is coming back just in time to play us so that's awesome too.

On the bright side, we have a number of relatively easy ones coming up in the next 2 weeks. Redick is gonna miss another 14 games and I think we'll win 10 of them including a probable loss tonight.

                
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Post ID: 421189by TheDude » Dec 16, 2013 - 12:24 PM PST
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How can Doc not start Jamal again! Night and day difference in that first unit with him out there. I thought he did a good job of playing that starter role and not giving us too much Jamal-against-the-world during the 1st and 3rd quarters. Willie still played badly and even if it's a coincidence, Duds actually contributed against Wiz. Stick with what's working.

                
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Post ID: 421191by pageC4 » Dec 16, 2013 - 12:38 PM PST
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saturdays game was very revealing on good Dudley can be. Now it's time to see if this type of performance can be repeated by Dudley. consistency will be the focus now

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Spurs Official Game Thread 2013-12-16 Post ID: 421192by Icecoldclipper » Dec 16, 2013 - 01:01 PM PST
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Think Dudley will have a strong game again. He may be a player that responds better with less pressure and as the 4th option starting games he may be more relaxed and his knee being more healed than it was when JJ was playing. If he can't find his shot then I don't know what we can do. Jordan and Griffin have to dig deep on defense and hit the glass strong and same for Paul on Parker. We need aggressive Wizards game Paul and early season Blake with the lack of bench scoring we will get tonight. Blake and Paul need to get minimum twenty shots up each and try and get to the line early.

Need to gain some separation as the Suns Dragic and Bledsoe combo have been on fire and are right in place to take the 4th seed spot.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Spurs Official Game Thread 2013-12-16 Post ID: 421193by clipper*joe » Dec 16, 2013 - 01:12 PM PST
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Not expecting anything special today. Seems just about every team coming back from a road trip ( especially cross country) never does well opening up a home stand. No expectations today keeps me from losing my sanity.

                
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Post ID: 421200by Agent0 » Dec 16, 2013 - 01:41 PM PST
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You sir are a smart man. The lower the expectations, the less high blood pressure concerns there are

                
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Post ID: 421201by DeadPoet » Dec 16, 2013 - 01:44 PM PST
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CP3 has to score a lot today 30+ and Crawford with a +20 game, maybe we can steal this game. But the spurs bench is so tough, oh man. Hopefully Captain Jack has some good hints or the bench will be outscored a lot! Very Happy

                
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Post ID: 421202by Agent0 » Dec 16, 2013 - 01:49 PM PST
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Wasn't he always the 4th option though? In the beginning of the season, he was shooting well 48/39 through 15 games, but he wasn't being assertive in taking shots. He was trying overly hard to be a team player, and looked like moving was a chore for him.

The first 4 games of the season, despite his 5 point start, he was at 10 pts / 28 mins / 50% FG / 50% 3PT (4 3PA).

The last 9 games before yesterday (games after Chicago game) he averaged 7.4 points in 30.9 MPG! He shot 34.2% FG and 22.2% 3PT.

I don't know, seems like he played better after he put more pressure on himself to play better. Still, in the end, if the man is still suffering from injury, we can't expect any consistency, and one good game in 10 is not adequate.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Spurs Official Game Thread 2013-12-16 Post ID: 421207by AirGriffin » Dec 16, 2013 - 02:28 PM PST
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LMAO... SO many posts indicate that they is so little faith and hope in the Clippers' skill. Why are there so many people who think this will be the toughest game ever? The Spurs are very beatable , I really don't understand why people act like this game is so against our odds to win like the Spurs are a Porsche and the Clippers are a Toyota Corolla?

Is this forum actually a Clippers forum? So many jokes of so-called "fans" haha i'm starting to take only a handful of posters seriously as of late.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Spurs Official Game Thread 2013-12-16 Post ID: 421208by CP3Heliflopter » Dec 16, 2013 - 02:32 PM PST
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I think our starting lineup will do well but our bench will be butchered. I predict a 25/25 scoreline in the first quarter and as soon as the bench comes in the Spurs go on a huge run.

The Spurs have the best bench in the league by far. It is strong on both ends of the court.

                
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Post ID: 421211by TheDude » Dec 16, 2013 - 02:49 PM PST
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Hope you're right. I am a 100% homer supporter (and sometimes member).

But still short handed and egos still a bit bruised from 2 weeks of getting smacked around against the Leastern Conference. I am firmly in the ClipperJoe camp for tonight. A win is possible and would be outstanding but I won't jump off the Venice Pier if we lose.(the fall wouldn't kill me but I am the Ryan Gomes of swimming prowess. Sure to sink to the bottom and never be seen again.)

                
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Post ID: 421212by pageC4 » Dec 16, 2013 - 02:51 PM PST
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A fan supports a team and will be loyal to them win or lose. Every poster here falls into that category. Expressing concern or doubt on our teams ability to win against one of the top teams in the west doesn't make one less of a fan. And thinking our team can and will beat anyone doesn't make one a "better" or "true" fan.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Spurs Official Game Thread 2013-12-16 Post ID: 421214by david » Dec 16, 2013 - 03:39 PM PST
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I'm eager to see how the Doc Rivers system works vs the Spurs. Chris Paul vs Tony Parker- let's see who comes out top; same goes with BG/DJ vs Tim Duncan.

                
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Post ID: 421215by FightOnRon » Dec 16, 2013 - 04:26 PM PST
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Another thing is a lot of us still are having trouble with the fact we have a really good team. we have lived for so much with mediocrity it may take years for us to get over the hump.

IMHO the biggest difference I see for years and years against the Spurs is they seem to get us with their height and packing the paint. We have trouble with that. We can out run them any day of the week,but running for 48 minutes is a bit too hard.

This will be interesting though,but again IMHO CP3> Parker hands down.

                
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Post ID: 421217by CP3Heliflopter » Dec 16, 2013 - 04:41 PM PST
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The biggest difference in my opinion are the role players. The Spurs have much better role players. Kawhi>>>Dudley. The Spurs bench>>>our bench, etc.

                
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Post ID: 421218by Agent0 » Dec 16, 2013 - 04:54 PM PST
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This is true. They basically have all the things the Clippers need.

    Very good to elite wing defender who can also spread the floor
      check x 2 (Leonard / Green)
    Stretch big man (edit: that hits at a high percentage, gotta clarify that)
      check (Bonner)
    Elite defensive anchor
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    6th man who can be used as not just a scorer, but also a faciltator
      well, used to be (and still is) a check with Ginobili, but he went crazy in the post-season, but he's looking good again this season
They are sort of the blueprint of what the Clippers should be seeking to, not because every team should seek that, but because they have very similar personnel in terms of their stars.

Of course, it took them a couple of years of tweaking after their main guys were no long all in their prime together. Also it would be easier if Blake was an elite defensive big man and a PF/C, gives a lot more flexibility in the lineups.

Still, something similar, but with tweaks to fit what the Clippers have.

EDIT: It is interesting because based on how people judge rosters / players, " raw stats" (20/10), many people would look at Duncan and think Blake is a higher impact or better player because Duncan "only" averages 13.7 / 8.8. Of course, Duncan plays 27 MPG, so his stats won't be as pretty, but Duncan is an elite defender and come playoffs, he's playing 33-35 MPG.

Then he's a superior playoffs scorer and rebounder to BG (and I don't mean prime, I mean the old man), and far superior defensively. So despite no "20/10 woot!", he's a higher impact player by a decent margin.

                
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It's a difficult place to be. The past two years have seen two playoff appearances with a second, then first round exit. I think this year may be very telling of where we are headed. We may either fall into that perennial playoff team that never wins a championship like Utah was, Atlanta, or other middle of the pack teams or we may turn this franchise around with a championship this year. Only time will tell I guess. I think what I'm alarmed at is that recently it seems as if the teams that win a title either won it immediately like Boston did with their big three or the following year like the Lakers did with Pau & Kobe or Miami with their big three. Teams like Utah never really went over the hump with Williams, Boozer, and those squads. I kind of feel as if this could very well happen to us too

                
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It is possible, but all depends on how the team continues to be built. Utah was really a first / second round team who lucked their way into a WCF beating (their first time in and then never got back) because Golden State upset Dallas one year.

They never had elite or high level defense, which is still the Clippers limiting factor before anything else. Okur and Boozer just weren't guys to produce that, Kirilenko was maximized at PF, not at SF, but couldn't play it, and Sloan was still using some slightly antiquated defensive:

    Fouling as good defense = worst fouling team in the league 3/4 years from 06-07 to 09-10 Not enough emphasis on 3PT defense (decent though, can't fault them too much here)

                
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Hey Ron, on a side note how do you feel about the Sarkisian hiring down at USC?

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Spurs Official Game Thread 2013-12-16 Post ID: 421222by what_up_clipnation83 » Dec 16, 2013 - 05:15 PM PST
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It's going to be a tough game.

But I think the boost we get from the home crowd after being on the road for so long gives us the edge tonight.

Also would like to see how the new and improved DJ plays against Tim Duncan, he actually plays him pretty solid.

The key will be how CP3 and BG plays and how aggressive they are. Along with Dudley making shots.

                
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When JJ gets back I honestly believe he can be the best role player in the league. Dudley was the ideal role playing SF when on PHX, hopefully he gets back to that. DC isn't good enough of a facilitator to run our bench's offense like the Spurs bench, but I think he'll become a good defender and he's still a decent 3PT shooter.

DJ is our defensive anchor and he's better than Splitter. I can't compare Blake to what Duncan has done for the Spurs even recently because that's not fair, but he's an Elite PF.

I don't think it's out of the question to compare us when healthy to the Spurs. Right now we aren't even in the same league as the Spurs though. We've also had a way tougher schedule than them and untimely injuries.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Spurs Official Game Thread 2013-12-16 Post ID: 421225by Steady818 » Dec 16, 2013 - 05:50 PM PST
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hardest home game is that of which your just coming back from a long road trip...

This will probably be no exception i don't expect the W tonight, but would be nice to get it anyways..

                
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I think our games against San Antonio will be good markers. We hopefully can see continuous improvement in our game today, then there in Jan, then back at home in Feb. Hopefully we get better each game, but these would be markers since they all got some time to improve between them.

I would like to see improvements in the following areas:

DJ- continuing to improve as our defensive anchor, as well as one on one post defender, and maybe giving him a post up when matched against lesser opposition. Blake- more decisive on the offensive end (maybe a little more selfishness with the ball), continuing to improve on the defensive end Bench- overall improvement, not relying so much on Jcross, and Stephen Jackson leading them defensively Paul- be more aggressive early on in games Dudley- continue to improve on his fg% Collison- be a little more of what we expected, running the offense.

                
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Post ID: 421227by Icecoldclipper » Dec 16, 2013 - 06:18 PM PST
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I would say Dudley was the third option when starting next to Green. With Crawford in it should relieve the pressure of needing him to cover for Green slumping and his own.

As mentioned he was not great with JJ but even still at this point you would hope the knee is making some progress.

                
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Lets hope Jackson wants some revenge tonight and gets hot with the 3 ball.

                
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My expectations are pretty low tonight. lol

Not because I don't have faith in our guys. But SA is playing like a well oiled machine as usual and fairly healthy. We are not. And first games back from a road trip are always challenging. This will be a tough one. Hopefully our guys show some heart.

                
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Post ID: 421232by CP3Heliflopter » Dec 16, 2013 - 06:44 PM PST
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I don't think his knee is making much progress since he has gotten much rest.

                
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Post ID: 421234by FightOnRon » Dec 16, 2013 - 06:49 PM PST
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Not happy at all with it. Admittedly coach "O" had a small sampling but why would anyone take a coach with a .675 winning percentage for one with , who at his best, brought his team to a .500 team. It wouldn't have hurt a bit to keep coach "O" on,these are kids they were having fun finally. Haden does not seem to like fun.

Not too many SC fans, alumni (the ones I know) or players are happy with it but what can we do. Pat Haden is the yes and front man for the NCAA and it seems he goes out of his way to not do anything the fans want. It's seems to have been his mantra since he took his yes man job.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Spurs Official Game Thread 2013-12-16 Post ID: 421236by Voyeur » Dec 16, 2013 - 06:59 PM PST
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I will file this under IT WOULD BE NICE IF...

...Jamal Crawford just WENT OFF tonight! I mean, if there's one guy on our team that could flat out explode no matter how Spurs defended him, it would be Jamal. No pressure though. lol

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Spurs Official Game Thread 2013-12-16 Post ID: 421237by Clipperfan9 » Dec 16, 2013 - 07:02 PM PST
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This just in - the majority (as in 16) of the 19 wins the spurs have are to - you guessed it - losing teams.

                
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Post ID: 421238by Silasie » Dec 16, 2013 - 07:02 PM PST
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Yeah, I've got to admit I feel the same. I am expecting a loss but would be so so happy with a win.

                
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Post ID: 421239by cleepers » Dec 16, 2013 - 07:10 PM PST
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...Blake Griffin had the 40/20 game we all know he's capable of.

(That goes in the same file)

                
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Post ID: 421240by pageC4 » Dec 16, 2013 - 07:10 PM PST
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I am a Bruin fans, so I don't follow USC much but my take is that they need to find a coach outside of the Pete Carroll coaching tree

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Spurs Official Game Thread 2013-12-16 Post ID: 421241by Agent0 » Dec 16, 2013 - 07:12 PM PST
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Jackson trying to get revenge could always backfire into chucking unnecessary shots. Better he just play good basketball.

Really interesting thing about the team so far is the "inability" to win on the road. Of course the disproportionate road to home (15/10) affects the overall record in itself, but still.

Home: 8-2 Road: 8-7

Usually the saying is that "your role players struggle on the road". Let's see if this is the Clippers situation. We'll look at more summary stats since we have good samples

Paul

    Home: 20.0 / 4.7 / 12.6 / .597 TS% / 132 Ortg / 34.0 mins Road: 19.5 / 4.5 / 10.6 / .584 TS% / 121 Ortg / 34.8 mins
Griffin
    Home: 20.3 / 10.9 / 2.9 / .575 TS% / 109 Ortg / 35.6 mins Road: 19.9 / 10.1 / 3.2 / .545 TS% / 106 Ortg / 37.4 mins

Redick

    Home: 16.9 / 1.9 / 1.8 / .636 TS% / 38.0% 3PT / 128 Ortg / 26.9 mins Road: 14.5 / 2.6 / 2.4 / .554 TS% / 33.3% 3PT / 111 Ortg / 29.6 mins

Crawford

    Home: 14.6 / 2.0 / 2.6 / .549 TS% / 110 Ortg / 25.8 mins Road: 16.9 / 2.5 / 2.5 / .551 TS% / 107 Ortg / 29.0 mins

Jordan (blks)

    Home: 10.5 / 12.2 / 1.7 / .597 TS% / 121 Ortg / 35.1 mins Road: 9.3 / 13.2 / 2.3 / .581 TS% / 109 Ortg / 34.7 mins

There are the "bigger name" players. They are all decently consistent road vs home, more minutes on the road probably also due to road trip happening with Redick injured. A little less productive on offense, but that happens, seems like it is coming from turnovers for all of them. DJ has a drastic offensive drop. Paul does too, but he goes from amazing to a little less amazing, so it's hard to say much. I mean his "below average" is still really good for other players.

Now the role players:

Dudley

    Home: 9.0 / 1.4 / 1.3 / .622 TS% / 40.5% 3PT / 109 Ortg / 26.7 mins Road: 7.9 / 1.9 / 1.8 / .475 TS% / 27.2% 3PT / 94 Ortg / 29.9 mins

Collison

    Home: 6.9 / 2.4 / 2.1 / .513 TS% / 102 Ortg / 16.0 mins Road: 7.3 / 2.2 / 1.7 / .546 TS% / 98 Ortg / 18.4 mins

Hollins

    Home: 3.5 / 2.0 / 0.1 / .766 TS% / 117 Ortg / 8.9 mins Road: 1.9 / 1.6 / 0.0 / .570 TS% / 80 Ortg / 9.2 mins
Green
    Home: 2.0 / 1.0 / 0.0 / .286 TS% / 61 Ortg / 10.6 mins Road: 5.2 / 1.5 / 0.8 / .406 TS% / 81 Ortg / 19.1 mins

Jamison

    Home: 6.7 / 2.7 / 0.0 / .460 TS% / 84 Ortg / 15.6 mins Road: 4.1 / 3.5 / 0.4 / .404 TS% / 79 Ortg / 12.9 mins

Bullock

    Home: 2.9 / 1.5 / 0.3 / .539 TS% / 95 Ortg / 10.6 mins Road: 2.6 / 1.2 / 0.2 / .444 TS% / 83 Ortg / 10.0 mins

Dudley goes from useful offensive player despite low PPG and ignoring his other mishaps to Byron Mullens on the road. Willie only played 2 games at home and 11 on the road, so it doesn't really signify anything to look at his numbers except that he's been bad in general. Jamison similarly hasn't played that many games, so his are hard to say anything from except that he's been bad overall offensively. Bullock I can understand being a rookie, he's still adjusting to a lot of things, not all rookies adjust as fast as others Hollins for his game has an odd drastic drop, weird, but again, it's not a large enough sample to get carried away, how was he last year, his career?

This is possibly one of the advantages of a more defensive oriented / solid defensive bench. Defense usually doesn't go away in road vs home, so while some role players are less consistent on offense on the road, if their strength is defense, then it remains consistent.

Now of course, we have to take into account that correlation doesn't equal causation. Dudley might have just had most of his bad games on the road without it relating to being on the road. It would probably be better to check his career numbers to see if there is a pattern, then it can be more conclusive.

Okay, so I checked... Dudley Career

So it's not a career pattern, lol

Also injuries and loss of depth has muddied the waters cause if guys were playing more accustomed roles and minutes, it might be different.

Still, it is something to at least think about.

                
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Post ID: 421242by pageC4 » Dec 16, 2013 - 07:36 PM PST
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im going to be at staples for the game tonight, so coming in with the same outlook. expect the worst hope for the best.

                
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Post ID: 421243by CapsNClips » Dec 16, 2013 - 07:39 PM PST
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It seems lately the only 40/20 games BG has been putting up are 40min/20pt games. Blake's WAAAYY overdue for having one of his patented Blake Griffin games.

Chris needs to feed him the damn ball when he asks for it. On the road trip Blake would call for the ball so many times in the post and get left with nothing more than a great P.O.V. of a 3 ball flying over his head.

                
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