Clippers Vs. Mavericks Official Game Thread 2014-01-03

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Clippers-Mavericks Preview Posted Jan 02 2014 3:17PM The Dallas Mavericks are on a roll even though Dirk Nowitzki isn't. Blake Griffin hopes to keep his going and get the Los Angeles Clippers on one. The star big men square off for the first time this season as Dallas tries to keep up its impressive play Friday night when it hosts the Clippers. The Mavericks (19-13) are coming off a perfect road trip, winning in Chicago, Minnesota and Washington even as Nowitzki was held below 20 points in each game and shot a combined 34.8 percent. The 11-time All-Star, averaging a team-leading 20.9 points, failed to....

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These Mavs are no push overs but if we play our game we have got this!

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Oh yeah. We remember what happened last season. Blake hit that amazing shot at the end of regulation that would have won the game, but Dirk flopped and we ended up losing in OT.

Silasie
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I had forgotten about that. That was a bad call by the refs.

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That was also the game the Mavs constantly doubled CP3 from halfcourt, and no Clippers could do a thing about it.

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The way Doc's using Blake, BG should be able to help in times where Paul gets doubled.

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I bet Blake hasn't forgotten that, either. Robbed of one of the plays of the year.

Voyeur
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Heck yeah. What a crazy shot. I'm still p.o.'d that the refs denied it. Mad

Silasie
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Having Jamal starting could be quite useful for that scenario too!

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Jamal played 34 minutes that game, he didn't do much,but it wasn't his fault. It's the coach that first needs to help remedy it. Get CP off the ball, have someone else initiate the offense and use him as a scorer, but Vinny didn't want to do that as much in that game despite the fact that he had done it at other times.

It was annoying.

Silasie
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I presume Doc will know all this and be ready to counter it if they try it again.

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Nowitzki is supposed to be a game-time decision because of his ankle. I hope he doesn't play, lol. Clippers need to pad their division lead over the Warriors.

ETA: Here's the link to Nowitzki's status:

http://sportsblogs.star-telegram.com/ma ... night.html

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^ Wouldn't be a total shock for Carlisle to rest him since they have a 3-game cushion in that 8-spot, but I think he'll go tonight. Unfortunately, with our poor road form lately, this is a very winnable game for the Mavs. Different story if it was at Staples.

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Clippers are undefeated in 2014!!!!!! Smile

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We get to see the 3 best coaches in the West in a matter of 2 days. Love it.

Also 3 of the best PF's. Can't ask for much more than that....except for Clipper wins in both games, I guess.

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This game should be very winnable for us. My only

concern is DJ on Dirk.

for some reason when teams run the pick and fade

with the big man Jordan hard traps and leaves his

man wide open for 15-18 footers.

This was really evident against portland

where they ran that same play for aldridge all

game and he was wide open for that shot every time.

They run the same exact play for Dirk. That pick and fade

around 15ft. Lets see if Doc has talked to DJ about it.

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Should be Blake guarding Dirk that will be a good matchup.

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Yea it was terrible. We ran no plays and everyone else had no clue what to do when CP3 was constantly doubled but now we have Doc not Vinny the Black.

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Last time it wasn't too pretty and Blake got into foul trouble. Dirk is too tall for Blake to even disrupt his shot.

ClipperKyle32
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Revenge game for Darren maybe? He did play for the Mavericks lasts season! Comes out aggressive kinda like Byron Mullens did against the Bobcats

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Can't believe we've only won 1 of our last 12 in Dallas... the Chauncey buzzer-beater. Hopefully, Ralph mentions it to CP3.

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Means we are due !

If the refs do not play ref-ball (unlikely though,they love to screw us) and Dirk doesn't play or he re-injures himself in the first quarter,we can take this one. I think we can take most games with unbiased refs but that seems to be harder to find.

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Monta always kills us. Hopefully DJ's improved interior defense will stop him from getting 40 on us.

ClipperPostman
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Ha I was thinking the same think. But I don't know how he won't kill us we don't have anyone to guard him lol.

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I'm tired of hearing all the refs being horrible excuses. There's no question the refs in the NBA are horrible, but in the end, they probably screwed ALL the NBA teams many times in the season, not just us.

So if you look at the season as a whole, every team is playing on even playing field. Good teams find ways to win even when calls don't go their way, bad teams don't. Simple as that.

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Then you should probably stop frequenting fan sites.

Expecting fans of the maligned team to just ignore major officiating f*ck-ups is unrealistic to say the least.

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I never said ignore the ref situation... All I said was good teams win games where the refs make bad calls, and that's the truth. If you want to keep using that as an excuse go ahead and be ignorant about the truth.

I want the team to win as much as anybody here.

Just because you're a fan doesn't mean you become unrealistic about your team.

If this fan site only consist of people who believe their team is "perfect" and will only take positives/excuses for the team's failures. And any criticism is unacceptable...

Then I guess it is not for me.

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^ Steady there, tiger.

Did I (or anybody else) say the team was perfect?

We lost the same fixture last year on a bullshit call. It's perfectly legitimate to bring it up this year. If you don't see that, YOU'RE the ignorant one.

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TRUE CLIPPERS FANS have the right to be extremely angry with officials considering that already twice this season we have had two players ejected and then the next day the league rescinds the ejections and....

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Laak
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Refs did screw us last year against Mavs. But Ron wasn't just talking about that one game.

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I am expecting more of the same from BG. Core guys need to step up to help. Also, D needs to be aggressive.

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Every fan base bitches about the officiating. Sh!t happens and the elite teams get though it. Will see where we stand at seasons end.

Silasie
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Hey guys the game is about to start so lets have some positive vibrations to support our team Wink

Laak
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Refs did ruin that game. But I guarantee you it wouldn't get as much attention if it was not on national TV. Many teams lose because of refs, the NBA will only take charge if it is a big game, or on national TV.

Laak
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Forget all this, let's enjoy the game lol.

ClipperKyle32
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Jared Dudley looks healthy now! This is the guy I know from PHX

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Too easy there for Dallas. Way too easy.

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Lazy defense and offense.

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DJ is sleeping on defense badly. Getting outbounded even when he has position.

Silasie
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That is a start I really don't like. Doc neither.

ClippersDA
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Is this team sick of being terrible on the road? Champions win on the road.

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Poor start by the Clippers. Lots of missed shots and dribbles.

ClippersDA
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We look errible. What the heck is it with these threes. Pathetic.

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WTF IS THIS ****?!

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Everyone is sleeping on defense. Cp3 and Crawford can't dribble or keep the ball for crap.

gman
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Can someone explain how does Marions shot goes in? Unreal!!!

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Jared back to being Dudley-do-no-right.

ClippersDA
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We need to play like castoffs.

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Welp,guess we will be in a solid 3rd place in the Pacific division by MOnday

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Love watching Marion shoot.

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