By JOHN KOSIK
Posted Jan 05 2014 9:17PM
The Los Angeles Clippers have handily beaten some of the NBA's top teams when Chris Paul is on the floor. Now they've showed how poorly they can play against a tough opponent without him.
The lowly Orlando Magic don't fit into that category, but they'll be looking for a season sweep of the Clippers on Monday night at Staples Center after having already beaten Los Angeles when Paul was healthy.
Paul separated his shoulder Friday in the third quarter of a 119-112 win at Dallas and the team announced Sunday he'll miss up to six....
I hope the Clippers start with a defensive mindset and control this game from the beginning.
01/06/2014 - 08:41 AM PST
Hopefully our bigs can stop Vucevic this time.
01/06/2014 - 10:38 AM PST
CTB MVP X3
Good news is we may have gotten help, as he may not play due to a tweaked ankle. Bad news (as if we need more) is the Magic have beaten the Clippers 11 out the last 13 meetings.
01/06/2014 - 10:41 AM PST
Really hope we get a win tonight, Magic got us good last time we played, LETS GO CLIPPERS!
01/06/2014 - 11:07 AM PST
is it too early to say that this is a must win game?
01/06/2014 - 11:09 AM PST
CTB MVP X2
Vucevic is coming back just for us just like Dirk did. -.-
01/06/2014 - 12:16 PM PST
CTB MVP X1
Hopefully Doc having some time to set up how things work without CP should help the teams performance tonight. A win is very important for confidence I reckon, not to mention keeping the Warriors at bay in the standings.
01/06/2014 - 12:50 PM PST
CTB MVP X1
And Aldridge and Anthony Davis. Man, players love to get better right when they happen to play us.
I said Saturday this was a must WIN, just to build the teams CONFIDENCE! That they can win without Chris! It is also a turning point for our DEFENSE! Without Chris the offense won't flourish as usual , so the Clippers will have to depend on defense!
01/06/2014 - 07:02 PM PST
Clipper 6th Man
Eric Patten just twittered BG: "Nobody's going to replace Chris. We shouldn't try to replace Chris. We have to all step up and do our own part." Now hopefully it starts tonight with this game.
01/06/2014 - 07:14 PM PST
We gotta get this!
01/06/2014 - 07:32 PM PST
Location: N/S LBC
we should win this game
01/06/2014 - 08:13 PM PST
Darius Moreis just got signed to a 10-day contract!!! He's expected to play tonight
01/06/2014 - 08:18 PM PST
CTB MVP X3
Can't play until he signs his 10 day contract, which he cannot do until tomorrow. So he won't being playing tonight.