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Post Subject: Clippers Vs. Bulls Official Game Thread 2014-01-24 Post ID: 431714by clipper*joe » Jan 23, 2014 - 11:25 PM PST
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By TAYLOR BECHTOLD Posted Jan 23 2014 11:31PM The Los Angeles Clippers were cruising along without Chris Paul, but now they'll have to recover from a somewhat surprising setback on their road trip.

The Chicago Bulls, meanwhile, seem to keep winning no matter how many players are missing from their lineup.

The Clippers will try to avoid consecutive losses for the first time in a month while the Bulls seek their 10th win in 12 games Friday night at the United Center.

Los Angeles (29-15) had averaged 108.6 points - 3.2 better than its season average - while winning six of eight since its six-time All-Star went down with a sprained right shoulder Jan. 3.

The Clippers, though, shot 6 for 26 from 3-point range as they failed to reach 93 points for the second time in three games in a 95-91 loss at Charlotte on Wednesday.

Since averaging 17.5 points on 65.9 percent shooting in his first four starts, Darren Collison has scored 10.2 while shooting 35.6 percent in his last five.

The Clippers' previous two losses without Paul came at fellow division leaders San Antonio and Indiana.

"We got great 3-point looks," coach Doc Rivers said after his club fell to 2-2 on a seven-game trip. "Some nights they go in and some nights they don't."

While Blake Griffin has become more of a focal point with 26.9 points per game in his last seven, he was limited to one point in the final 12 minutes Wednesday and missed a pair of layups in the final 20 seconds.

Facing another one of the league's top defensive clubs after struggling against the Pacers and Bobcats, the Clippers could have a difficult time bouncing back as they try to avoid their first back-to-back defeats since Dec. 25-26.

The surging Bulls (21-20), who rank second in the NBA with 92.5 points allowed per game, moved over .500 for the first time in two months with a 98-87 win at Cleveland on Wednesday.

D.J. Augustin finished with 27 points and Taj Gibson matched a career high with 26 as those two filled in for injured starters Kirk Hinrich and Carlos Boozer. Augustin has played a key role in the resurgence with 21.6 points per game over his last five while hitting 19 of 33 from 3-point range.

"It's one of the things I respect about our team," coach Tom Thibodeau said. "They respond to every challenge. They have a lot of heart. They're playing together. Each day they have the right approach. If someone's out, the next five get in there and get the job done."

Joakim Noah also has been solid in the middle, averaging 13.8 points and 14.4 boards during a career-best streak of 14 consecutive double-digit rebounding games.

Though Hinrich is expected to miss several games with a hamstring injury, Boozer could return from a strained right calf. He's totaled 49 points in two career meetings with the Clippers at the United Center.

Griffin had a combined 51 points and 22 rebounds in those contests - both Los Angeles victories. He also had 15 points and 12 boards in a 121-82 win over visiting Chicago on Nov. 24 as the Bulls played their first game without Derrick Rose.

The Clippers' 39-point margin of victory was the largest in franchise history.

Los Angeles has won 10 of 12 at the United Center.

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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bulls Official Game Thread 2014-01-24 Post ID: 431717by Steady818 » Jan 23, 2014 - 11:52 PM PST
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I Still fully expect the bulls to bring it defensively so we gotta find some offense throughout the game and take it to the bulls

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bulls Official Game Thread 2014-01-24 Post ID: 431760by WinningBasket » Jan 24, 2014 - 11:16 AM PST
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This is going to be a tough game. I hope the Clippers can bounce back and win this one.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bulls Official Game Thread 2014-01-24 Post ID: 431761by uncool » Jan 24, 2014 - 11:27 AM PST
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Collison WILL play!

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bulls Official Game Thread 2014-01-24 Post ID: 431769by Diamond909 » Jan 24, 2014 - 12:01 PM PST
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"The Chicago Bulls, meanwhile, seem to keep winning no matter how many players are missing from their lineup."

Are we so troubled on the road that we can't have the same attitude? I mean, come on! We fail against somewhat easy opponents but we make it seem they are good as teams when we play them. I'm frustrated as could be! Yes, we have 15 loses to be in the west....but a lot of those are against eastern teams which are horrible except Heat and Pacers.

I had high expectations with Doc, especially knowing how just in 1 year with the big three (he) won a ring and had barely any problems in the regular season. Knowing through it all rondo really didn't see eye to eye. Are the clippers any much different? Rondo was still freshly new, kg prime, and Allen prime.

I guess, I'm coming off a little too strong and your probably, probably right. We have the skills and the will but are way too inconsistent for a team (despite) injuries. We have players on the bench to help but so far, are waste of money!

I'm tired of the excuses! One player is down and all heck breaks loose.

                
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Post ID: 431770by uncool » Jan 24, 2014 - 12:09 PM PST
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7-3 w/o CP3 isn't quite all heck breaking lose. We only lost 1 game that we shouldn't have.

                
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Post ID: 431773by Diamond909 » Jan 24, 2014 - 12:21 PM PST
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What I'm saying that its always something if he in or not. It can be any other player that can be an excuse of us losing.

Is that all you caught in that?

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bulls Official Game Thread 2014-01-24 Post ID: 431774by austin009009 » Jan 24, 2014 - 12:24 PM PST
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7-3 still keeps up on track with the rest of our season

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bulls Official Game Thread 2014-01-24 Post ID: 431775by austin009009 » Jan 24, 2014 - 12:25 PM PST
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its hard to believe we have already played 10 games without him though

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bulls Official Game Thread 2014-01-24 Post ID: 431776by austin009009 » Jan 24, 2014 - 12:25 PM PST
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its good we have gotten good production from blake

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bulls Official Game Thread 2014-01-24 Post ID: 431777by austin009009 » Jan 24, 2014 - 12:25 PM PST
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and jamal has stepped up as well

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bulls Official Game Thread 2014-01-24 Post ID: 431787by Voyeur » Jan 24, 2014 - 12:33 PM PST
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JJ's return probably has come in the nick of time too. His production has been up and down (rough for any player to return just before the Grammy trip), but he usually helps the team more than he hurts...the 4 TO's the other night were definitely uncharacteristic. Hope JJ"s sharper tonight.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bulls Official Game Thread 2014-01-24 Post ID: 431791by austin009009 » Jan 24, 2014 - 12:36 PM PST
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Most of JJs sporatic play comes from the fact that he doesn't have Cp3 to feed the ball to him on a silver platter,

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bulls Official Game Thread 2014-01-24 Post ID: 431792by austin009009 » Jan 24, 2014 - 12:36 PM PST
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collision does a good job, but nobody dominates the ball like Cp3

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bulls Official Game Thread 2014-01-24 Post ID: 431795by GhostShip » Jan 24, 2014 - 12:40 PM PST
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Excited to be back on this site been a long time. Today's game is a little scary for us but I think we can get the W. The bulls have injuries and lost some players but they still come out each night and bring that D. We need redick to hit some shots to really open things up for our team offensively

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bulls Official Game Thread 2014-01-24 Post ID: 431808by A_DOG_NAMED_BUD » Jan 24, 2014 - 01:49 PM PST
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Should be a good game tonight. Let's all hope Collison is effective even though he's playing with an injury.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bulls Official Game Thread 2014-01-24 Post ID: 431815by worm » Jan 24, 2014 - 03:42 PM PST
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Let's go Clips beat the Bulls!

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bulls Official Game Thread 2014-01-24 Post ID: 431819by namzug » Jan 24, 2014 - 04:05 PM PST
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I don't want to get caught up in winning or losing. Of course I want them to win every game, but I want to continue seeing improvement in a lot vital areas.

Defensively- continue to master their rotations. Improve their rebounding from the perimeter players. Continued improvement from DJ and Blake.

Offensively- ball movement. More touches for Blake. Hopefully Collison is feeling better and could provide some dribble penetration as well.

I think when the clips do well in these areas they win anyways, but I'd like to see more consistency from them as a team. I feel like if our 3 ball isn't falling in, the team as a whole just doesn't seem to do their best.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bulls Official Game Thread 2014-01-24 Post ID: 431822by A_DOG_NAMED_BUD » Jan 24, 2014 - 04:52 PM PST
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Does anyone else think that it might be better if Collison were to sit this one out? Considering Chicago doesn't have a great PG and tomorrow we have to play Kyle Lowry, Vasquez, and the Raptors, I would prefer Collison take an extra day and get healthy for Toronto.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bulls Official Game Thread 2014-01-24 Post ID: 431823by cleepers » Jan 24, 2014 - 04:55 PM PST
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Somehow, I don't think this will be another 40-point blowout of the Bulls.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bulls Official Game Thread 2014-01-24 Post ID: 431824by Diamond909 » Jan 24, 2014 - 04:57 PM PST
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If he plays it's more like them being desperate. In term of not having another true pg. We need Blake all around game. Jc can cover it.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bulls Official Game Thread 2014-01-24 Post ID: 431835by FightOnRon » Jan 24, 2014 - 06:53 PM PST
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One thing going for us,they have no idea what to expect from our lineups (of course we don't either).

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bulls Official Game Thread 2014-01-24 Post ID: 431836by FightOnRon » Jan 24, 2014 - 06:56 PM PST
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So I don't burn brain cells thinking about this,pre-game Ralph says only 4 current NBA coaches have won championships. Doc, Pop, Spolstra (however it is spelled) ,and who else?

                
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I dunno...we beat them pretty bad at Staples. They will be seeking revenge.

                
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Post ID: 431839by WinningBasket » Jan 24, 2014 - 07:00 PM PST
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Rick Carlisle of the Dallas Mavericks.

                
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Hmmm...Jon Barry's calling the game for ESPN. Not sure I like that.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bulls Official Game Thread 2014-01-24 Post ID: 431845by gman » Jan 24, 2014 - 07:11 PM PST
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It will not be easy. They have the last game we played in their mind. On the plus side, Mullens is inactive.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bulls Official Game Thread 2014-01-24 Post ID: 431846by WinningBasket » Jan 24, 2014 - 07:11 PM PST
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Bingo Redick to start!

                
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Boozer almost never misses against us.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bulls Official Game Thread 2014-01-24 Post ID: 431848by gman » Jan 24, 2014 - 07:14 PM PST
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Good sign Matt hits a 3!

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bulls Official Game Thread 2014-01-24 Post ID: 431849by gman » Jan 24, 2014 - 07:18 PM PST
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Noah is destroying the LAC bigs. Annihilating them. Yikes.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bulls Official Game Thread 2014-01-24 Post ID: 431850by clipper*joe » Jan 24, 2014 - 07:20 PM PST
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Man, DJ is just watching on defense. He's making the Bulls look like Portland right now.

                
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Mr first quarter back again!

                
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Need to go to the glass they have 6 pts on 6 offensive rebounds already.

                
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JJ is feeling it. Bingo.

                
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Matt another 3!

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bulls Official Game Thread 2014-01-24 Post ID: 431855by WinningBasket » Jan 24, 2014 - 07:25 PM PST
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Mr. First Quarter Redick is on tonight!

                
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Effing Boozer man!

                
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No one wants to play defense today. Lets hope LA can turn its intensity on soon.

                
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Carlos is going off right now but he can't beat us by himself so idc!

                
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Post ID: 431859by Voyeur » Jan 24, 2014 - 07:27 PM PST
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A couple of those shots were well contested.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bulls Official Game Thread 2014-01-24 Post ID: 431860by WinningBasket » Jan 24, 2014 - 07:27 PM PST
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Is the frigid Chicago air messing with the Clippers' rebounding and defense? Lol

                
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Battle of the bigs going on.

Noah 6 points, 3 (all offensive) rebounds, and 3 assist.

Blake 8 points, 4 rebounds, and 5 assists!

Boozer has 14 points 4 rebounds.

                
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If Barnes could shoot consistently, then it would help the Clippers a lot. Clippers being 27th in 3PT% is pretty crazy.

                
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We're off to a hot start

                
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Almost don't want Doc to take the hot shooting JJ out...but time to put former Bull Jamal in, and he's already at the line!

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Bulls Official Game Thread 2014-01-24 Post ID: 431865by ClipperDodger1214 » Jan 24, 2014 - 07:33 PM PST
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If only they could shoot from 3 like this on a regular basis.

                
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YEAH JAMAL!!!

Loving what I'm seeing, but we cannot let up.

                
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A 41 point quarter. Nice.

                
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What a drive by Jamal to end the 1st quarter. Great 1st quarter by the guys. Moving the ball and more importantly, moving without the ball. Blake is beasting it.

                
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