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Post Subject: Clippers Vs. Bobcats Official Game Thread 2014-01-01 Post ID: 425629by clipper*joe » Jan 01, 2014 - 08:36 AM PST
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By TAYLOR BECHTOLD Posted Dec 31 2013 4:22PM

Looking to bounce back from their most lopsided loss of the season, the Los Angeles Clippers should have a good chance to get back on track at home after their winning streak there was snapped.

The first-place Clippers seek their sixth straight victory over the Charlotte Bobcats, who will try to avoid a 17th consecutive road loss to a Western Conference opponent Wednesday night.

Los Angeles (21-12) saw its five-game run at Staples Center end as Phoenix closed to within a half-game of the Pacific Division leaders with a 107-88 victory Monday.

The Clippers committed 20 turnovers and shot a season-worst 36.5 percent, losing for the third time in four games overall. They had averaged 110.6 points and 46.4 percent shooting in their previous five home games.

"On a night like this when our offense isn't going, we have to be able to rely on our defense," guard Chris Paul said. "We couldn't."

After allowing the Suns to shoot 48.2 percent with 12 3-pointers, Los Angeles may be able to tighten things up against a Charlotte team that ranks near the bottom of the league with 92.5 points per game, a 42.1 field-goal percentage and a 32.5 mark from 3-point range.

Paul and Blake Griffin hope to regroup after combining for 26 points and shooting 10 of 29. Griffin had totaled 75 and shot 59.6 from the field in the previous two contests, while Paul scored 55 and made 53.3 percent.

Though Paul was held to seven points and 3-of-7 shooting in a 106-84 win over visiting Charlotte on Feb. 26, Griffin made 11 of 14 shots en route to a team-high 24 points.

While the Bobcats (14-18) have improved this season, they're looking to avoid a season-worst fourth straight loss after dropping their first two on a season-high five-game trip.

Charlotte's last six losses have come by an average of 3.3 points, but it's lost 16 consecutive road games to West foes by a 19.2 margin dating to last season.

The Bobcats fell to 0-4 in such matchups this season after Utah's Trey Burke made a go-ahead layup over Kemba Walker with 19 seconds left in Monday's 83-80 loss. Charlotte's Gerald Henderson finished with 19 points.

"It's a make-or-miss league and they made it and we missed," said coach Steve Clifford after his club's fourth loss in five games. "That's happened to us the last three nights. We've gotten good shots by the right people and if we're going to win, they're going to have to go in the basket."

They didn't for Walker and Jefferson, who shot a combined 14 for 40 from the field (35.0 percent) as the Bobcats made 36.9 percent overall.

Though he was 8 for 23 on Monday, Jefferson has played well with 22.5 points and 14.5 rebounds per game in his last four on the road.

Walker, averaging a team-high 18.6 points, has shot just 29.6 percent in his last three games despite going 6 for 11 from 3-point range. He had 15 points while making 5 of 15 from the field but Henderson scored 24 in the February loss at Los Angeles.

For the first time in franchise history, the Clippers are heading into New Year's Day without a losing streak of more than two games in a full season.

They've won six of eight meetings in Los Angeles.

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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bobcats Official Game Thread 2014-01-01 Post ID: 425631by Silasie » Jan 01, 2014 - 08:46 AM PST
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Time to get back on track. Good energy right from the start is what is needed.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bobcats Official Game Thread 2014-01-01 Post ID: 425632by Silasie » Jan 01, 2014 - 08:49 AM PST
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Oh yeah.

Happy New Year Clipper Nation.

                
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Post ID: 425638by clipper*joe » Jan 01, 2014 - 09:12 AM PST
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Ditto, M8!

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bobcats Official Game Thread 2014-01-01 Post ID: 425644by WinningBasket » Jan 01, 2014 - 10:38 AM PST
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Happy New Year, everyone! Let's hope the Clippers didn't party hardy last night and they actually come out with a vengeance at tonight's game. They need to restore order in the Clipper universe and start the new year with a banging win. Crossing my fingers they win this game and not play down to the Bobcats' level.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bobcats Official Game Thread 2014-01-01 Post ID: 425646by FightOnRon » Jan 01, 2014 - 11:14 AM PST
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BAd opponent,we all know what that could mean. Have to nut up tonight.

                
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Post ID: 425647by pageC4 » Jan 01, 2014 - 11:37 AM PST
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Nut up? lol I must be living under a rock I've never heard that expression.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bobcats Official Game Thread 2014-01-01 Post ID: 425648by austin009009 » Jan 01, 2014 - 11:42 AM PST
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Al jefferson will god off tonight without interior defense

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bobcats Official Game Thread 2014-01-01 Post ID: 425658by austin009009 » Jan 01, 2014 - 11:47 AM PST
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we shouldn't love to this team under any circumstances

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bobcats Official Game Thread 2014-01-01 Post ID: 425659by austin009009 » Jan 01, 2014 - 11:47 AM PST
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If there is any lack of energy this game that is unacceptable

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bobcats Official Game Thread 2014-01-01 Post ID: 425660by austin009009 » Jan 01, 2014 - 11:48 AM PST
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but then again new years partying could ruin the energy as well haha

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bobcats Official Game Thread 2014-01-01 Post ID: 425675by Steady818 » Jan 01, 2014 - 12:51 PM PST
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This needs to be a statement game for the Clippers.. If they don't come out and dominate than something is wrong with this team. Right now we look no better than we were last year..

                
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Post ID: 425677by FightOnRon » Jan 01, 2014 - 01:27 PM PST
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Urban Dictionary:

nut up (v.) To gird ones loins. Nutting up entails using one's proverbial balls or "nuts". Mainly used on the US west coast, it's the sister (brother?) term to cowboy up. I better nut up or I'm gonna get my ass kicked in this fight.

                
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Post ID: 425680by pageC4 » Jan 01, 2014 - 02:39 PM PST
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That's classic. I'll consult you for all jargon, slang and expressions I am unfamiliar with Very Happy

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bobcats Official Game Thread 2014-01-01 Post ID: 425694by ClipperB23 » Jan 01, 2014 - 07:52 PM PST
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Let's get a win tonight to the start the new year off right!

also, Happy New Year to all ctb members! ClipperNation for life!

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bobcats Official Game Thread 2014-01-01 Post ID: 425695by ClipperDodger1214 » Jan 01, 2014 - 08:11 PM PST
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Well, i would like to think that tonight can't get anywhere near as bad as Monday, Let's hope so. We need to start 2014 on the right track.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bobcats Official Game Thread 2014-01-01 Post ID: 425696by Voyeur » Jan 01, 2014 - 08:19 PM PST
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Maalik Wayns is actually available to play tonight!

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bobcats Official Game Thread 2014-01-01 Post ID: 425697by itsLuigi » Jan 01, 2014 - 08:29 PM PST
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you guys think he'll actually get waived?

                
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Post ID: 425699by jarca » Jan 01, 2014 - 08:34 PM PST
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Yes. So will Jackson.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bobcats Official Game Thread 2014-01-01 Post ID: 425700by Clipperfan9 » Jan 01, 2014 - 08:43 PM PST
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happy new years all! Lets have a great year w/ the clippers!

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bobcats Official Game Thread 2014-01-01 Post ID: 425701by david » Jan 01, 2014 - 08:44 PM PST
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Nice- Jamal hits his first jumper!

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bobcats Official Game Thread 2014-01-01 Post ID: 425702by david » Jan 01, 2014 - 08:45 PM PST
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Dudley corner BINGO!

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bobcats Official Game Thread 2014-01-01 Post ID: 425703by david » Jan 01, 2014 - 08:45 PM PST
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Blake smooth looking FT J.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bobcats Official Game Thread 2014-01-01 Post ID: 425704by jarca » Jan 01, 2014 - 08:54 PM PST
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Come on Dudley, defend without fouling

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bobcats Official Game Thread 2014-01-01 Post ID: 425705by WinningBasket » Jan 01, 2014 - 08:54 PM PST
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These Bobcats are surprisingly better than I thought they would be. They're up 4 already. Ugh. At least Clippers have made a couple of 3s so that's encouraging.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bobcats Official Game Thread 2014-01-01 Post ID: 425706by david » Jan 01, 2014 - 08:57 PM PST
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Jamal is looking sharp- hits another jumper!

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bobcats Official Game Thread 2014-01-01 Post ID: 425707by what_up_clipnation83 » Jan 01, 2014 - 08:57 PM PST
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Bobcats are pretty decent

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bobcats Official Game Thread 2014-01-01 Post ID: 425708by david » Jan 01, 2014 - 08:57 PM PST
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Dudley hits his second 3!

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bobcats Official Game Thread 2014-01-01 Post ID: 425709by david » Jan 01, 2014 - 08:59 PM PST
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B2B 3's by Tolliver- come on can't leave him.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bobcats Official Game Thread 2014-01-01 Post ID: 425710by david » Jan 01, 2014 - 09:01 PM PST
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CP looking sharp!

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bobcats Official Game Thread 2014-01-01 Post ID: 425711by WinningBasket » Jan 01, 2014 - 09:02 PM PST
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It's great CP is being aggressive early in the game. I hope this bodes well for the rest of the game. Need this win!

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bobcats Official Game Thread 2014-01-01 Post ID: 425712by fullcourt » Jan 01, 2014 - 09:04 PM PST
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Blake is OUT OF CONTROL tonight. he needs to settle down and stop forcing it. He should no he is not gonna get any calls from Violent Palmer. He gets mad at a no call doesn't hustle back and compromises the defense giving up a three to Tolliver. FOCUS !!

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bobcats Official Game Thread 2014-01-01 Post ID: 425713by Voyeur » Jan 01, 2014 - 09:06 PM PST
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I DO NOT want to see Blake regress on his FT shooting. Also not in love with his body language right now. Not sure what's going on.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bobcats Official Game Thread 2014-01-01 Post ID: 425714by ClippersDA » Jan 01, 2014 - 09:06 PM PST
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Is it just me or do we look line we have no chemistry again.That is the biggest issue.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bobcats Official Game Thread 2014-01-01 Post ID: 425715by Akclipps » Jan 01, 2014 - 09:06 PM PST
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If we play defense we win tonite

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bobcats Official Game Thread 2014-01-01 Post ID: 425716by what_up_clipnation83 » Jan 01, 2014 - 09:07 PM PST
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we need to go on a run

                
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Post ID: 425717by Silasie » Jan 01, 2014 - 09:08 PM PST
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He didn't like that foul call on him and then he turned it over and he seems really pissed. Doc needs to shake him up and tell him to get his head sorted.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bobcats Official Game Thread 2014-01-01 Post ID: 425718by WinningBasket » Jan 01, 2014 - 09:09 PM PST
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Bench doing well!!

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bobcats Official Game Thread 2014-01-01 Post ID: 425719by JahvonTheClip » Jan 01, 2014 - 09:09 PM PST
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Atleast matt has decide to move in now instead all them 3s!

                
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Post ID: 425720by Silasie » Jan 01, 2014 - 09:11 PM PST
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I don't know, they seemed to be a bit cautious or something. Maybe they are smarting from that Suns loss?

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bobcats Official Game Thread 2014-01-01 Post ID: 425721by david » Jan 01, 2014 - 09:11 PM PST
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2 steals result in 2 jumpers by Barnes!

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bobcats Official Game Thread 2014-01-01 Post ID: 425722by Clipperjan » Jan 01, 2014 - 09:11 PM PST
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Hollins has been in 1:19 and already has 1 foul

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bobcats Official Game Thread 2014-01-01 Post ID: 425723by Clipperjan » Jan 01, 2014 - 09:14 PM PST
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Hollins keeps this up (2 fouls under 2 minutes) he will not make it to the half

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bobcats Official Game Thread 2014-01-01 Post ID: 425724by david » Jan 01, 2014 - 09:15 PM PST
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I like the defensive intensity by the second unit thus far.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bobcats Official Game Thread 2014-01-01 Post ID: 425725by david » Jan 01, 2014 - 09:16 PM PST
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Hollins and 1!

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bobcats Official Game Thread 2014-01-01 Post ID: 425726by david » Jan 01, 2014 - 09:16 PM PST
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Willie nice jumper!

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bobcats Official Game Thread 2014-01-01 Post ID: 425727by WinningBasket » Jan 01, 2014 - 09:17 PM PST
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Jamison needs to find his 3-point shooting groove back.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bobcats Official Game Thread 2014-01-01 Post ID: 425728by david » Jan 01, 2014 - 09:17 PM PST
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When is Jamison going to make a 3 again- sheesh.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bobcats Official Game Thread 2014-01-01 Post ID: 425729by Laak » Jan 01, 2014 - 09:18 PM PST
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I hope one of CP3's new year resolutions is to be more aggressive...

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bobcats Official Game Thread 2014-01-01 Post ID: 425730by JahvonTheClip » Jan 01, 2014 - 09:19 PM PST
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Our trigger happy wings who barely can shoot 3s will be the death of us. Stop shooting so many damn 3s! Its been a consistent problem

                
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