Clippers vs Suns Game Thread 2014-03-04 (P. 5)

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Agent0
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I wouldn't say it is as simple as do you try as block or not. Going for weak blocks and giving up and 1 plays is worse, the problem is more about not being in the best position too many times

JQuick32
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The refs have been awful, but the Clippers started playing lazy, entitled basketball in the second quarter. Performances like that are why other teams' fans hate the Clippers and think this team is a bunch of soft whiners. I wish we consistently played with even half the heart that the Suns do.

There had better be a major change in focus and execution in the second half, because this has become an embarrassment.

david
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Blake is getting surrounded once he gets the ball. He has to recognize the open man quicker. Also all these misses by the Clippers + the turnovers are resulting in quick Phoenix buckets. Guys also have been a step late defensively rotating in general. Clippers keep this up and it will be another ugly blowout- time to wake the hell up.

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T-H-A-N-K YOU!!!!!!!

That play you're talking about is when Tucker made the WIDE open layup with DJ inches away from him. DJ a clean gimme block and he gives tucker the red carpet treatment. f***** disgraceful.

JahvonTheClip
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Its not all the refs fault but this deficit could be shorter if we got actual fouls called for us and minus the 2 points on blakes "goaltend"

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I was saying the same thing, why dj just stand there and watch him shoot a layup right in front of his face. Atleast attempt to act like you are trying to block the shot damn!

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Clippers can come back and take this game, but they need to get stops. Suns are just having their way with the Clippers.

ClipperDodger1214
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It really hurts me to say this but I think CP3 is really holding his team down. Way too many times he burns a possession by just holding on to the ball and taking shots he really has no business attempting.

06clippersfan
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DJ does that at least 5 times a game. I was a wrestler so don't know lol but that just didn't look right. DJ let's that happen a handful of times per game

Clipswhit
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Just turned on the game, the refs have looked absolutely terrible, as has our defense.

Agent0
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I REALLY don't think the Clippers playing poorly and without energy is why other teams fans hate the Clippers, I'm pretty confident about that one

Clipswhit
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Oh and sloppy passing, are you kidding me?!

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Yes! He should attempt to block or alter the shot. Altering makes a complete difference on a wide open layup. There are a couple of factors that play into DJ not going after the block 1.)....

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06clippersfan
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DJ does that too often. At least 5 times a game.

I think DJ is overrated by people on this board.

Agent0
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He doesn't get in good position, then he's just left ball watching as a guy coasts to the rim

JQuick32
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Our defense actually looked good early on but then they got frustrated by all the stupid mistakes they were making on the other end and gave up in a pathetic second-quarter performance.

Clipperfan9
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I know that this game we've been trying to go through Blake quite a bit... his game has just stepped down a level this past week, unfortunately, which means we have to resort to CP-ball apparently. I say feed Blake and hope he gets his mojo back

tense2
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Could be a lot closer if Blake was playing better too.

JQuick32
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DJ is completely overrated on this board. He'll have about five clueless performances like this for every one decent game. He's not part of the "Big Three," he's still nowhere near consistent enough to be trusted in the playoffs, the hype about him as a DPOY candidate is laughable, and I'd still give him up in a landslide for a less flashy center who can actually box out and defend.

ClipperSean
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We need to step the F up this second half!

worm
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Give all the energy at the start of 3rd quarter if not we will lose this game.This team lacks the fighting heart you can see it through their body language.

Agent0
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Those are valid reasons. If you've played basketball, you know the defensive no man's land. Someone else get's beat, and if you help, it is an easy dump off (eg: Dudley's assist to DJ was because DJ's man helped) for a basket, if you don't help it is an easy layup.

I mean sometimes you defense get's broken down, if not, teams would never score easy baskets, but you want to minimize how much it happens, the Clippers at times struggle with that.

The defensive island, poor positioning and fear of picking up fouls and giving up and1's, DJ has great length and mobility, but I'm actually not sure he has very good timing as a shot blocker, maybe it is a reaction time thing.

AirGriffin
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^ DJ needs work yes, those are things they can show him on tape and he can change. Does this mean he's any less of a Center? Last time I checked, he's leading the league in rebounds. And he's a pretty damn good shot blocker.

Lets just bash and trade away any talent we have on this roster because they make some dumbass mistakes once in awhile.

06clippersfan
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Looks like the rockets are gonna win so the Clippers have to win this game!!!

Hopefully they come out with a lot of energy!

Let's go Clippers!!!

Clipperfan9
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Come out with a better half team!

worm
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Barnes for 3

clipper*joe
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Not on that Tucker play. He was in position and didn't do a god damned thing. he had time to block that and he was in position.

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Ma looking like they bout to lose to the Rockets. We need this game. C'mon clipps!

JahvonTheClip
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Were are getting out worked and out hustled come on...

clipper*joe
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DJ didn't block out and Frye with a tip-in.

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Why is Blake stuck on shooting jumpers, take it in and draw a foul or something

worm
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Damn BG you have a bad shooting night just drive the ball to the basket.

JahvonTheClip
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MVP matt lol

clipperboy24
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Nice defense by collison, lets see some more defense from everyone

Clipperfan9
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I'm good with starting MB If he keeps playing like this

06clippersfan
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Refs are missing some calls for us

Dunkathon
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Blake needs to stop settling for the jumpers. Use the inside game to open up your outside game.

JQuick32
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He leads the league in rebounds, but it's deceiving - firstly, he doesn't know how to box out, and secondly, he leads the league in uncontested rebounds per game (8.4) and a very low percentage of his rebounds are contested. And shotblocking is the most overrated part of defense. As a rim protector, only Spencer Hawes gives up more made field goals at the rim per game than DJ.

There's "dumbass mistakes," and then there's the fact that DJ is in his fifth season and still has gaping flaws in his game that are easy to exploit. At some point, he is what he is, and I'm not convinced that what he is is good enough for a championship team.

ClipperPostman
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I think what's holding us down isn't "Cp3" it's the fact

we don't have 2 of our best scorers in JJ and Jamal.

More So Jamal... Our 2 guard position is decimated at this

point.

worm
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Barnes bingo!

JahvonTheClip
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Matt is on crack!!

what_up_clipnation83
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WoW! Matty ice with another bingo.

I never thought Id say this but keep feeding Barnes

clipperboy24
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Matt for sure doesn't want to give up his starting spot , lol. This is awesome

GRIFFINSANITY
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damn Matt really wants that starting spot huh lol

worm
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Nice defense Clips.

Clipperfan9
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Barnes!!!

worm
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Were back

david
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Matt Barnes ON FIRE!

Dunkathon
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Barnes is borrowing Jamal's talent for tonight I see.

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Matt Barnes looking for a raise. lol

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