Clippers vs Thunder Playoffs Gm. #2 Game Thread 2014-05-07 (P. 13)

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Agent0
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It's possible, but we can't really say they weren't trying. Looked like they were trying but just failing

Clippersfan86
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Blake needs to take a long hard look in the mirror tonight. Since game 4 vs GS he's pretty much been a ghost. DJ this series is also getting murdered. This is Memphis all over again with what is happening to our bigs.

tense2
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Thanks. Can't and won't wish you the best of luck though. Razz

Agent0
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Yea, it's kinda nice, but of course winning two in a row at home is also going to be quite difficult. Winning game 3 won't be easy, that's for sure.

Bingo3
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Physical play. They can get away with it in the regular season because they play scrubs half the time, but when they play a team with an actually physical front court, they both disappear. They are both regular season stat stuffers. Still plenty of time to turn things around so hopefully they can correct their mistakes in game 3

Agent0
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What did Blake do wrong in game 7 vs GS?

tense2
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Yeah for sure it won't be easy, but it's better then coming home 0-2 and HAVING to win 2 in a row at home.

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Poor showing from BG/DJ.

Only positives i can take away from this is that our guards did a decent job offensively and that big baby stepped up and played well.

Keep your heads up. We knew this wouldn't be an easy series.

Any news on turkoglu?

JQuick32
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I've been critical of Blake tonight but that isn't fair. In Games 5 and 7 he stepped up in the 4th when we needed him. He also did well in Game 1 of this series. The problem is, he isn't playing consistently well and he gets discouraged too easily after a couple misses.

DJ, on the other hand? After all the talk about him as DPOY and Most Improved, as soon as he goes up against someone his size, he turns out to be the exact same player he's always been. To get outplayed by KENDRICK FREAKING PERKINS is embarrassing. I think DJ just is what he is, a regular season role player who disappears in the playoffs.

Icecoldclipper
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We can't keep letting Westbrook run into the paint tipping or swatting the ball away for rebounds.

ClippersDA
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DJ never had position tonight. He just isn't a smart player. We gave them back the momentum, a close game and we would have had the advantage,

Bingo3
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roll The same thing can be said for Blake. Disappears when a guy plays him physical. Both of them are at fault

JQuick32
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That's bullshit. Blake disappears when he gets off to a slow start, not because of physicality. He has to do a better job of putting it behind him and not letting it effect his motor. The good news is that it's fixable, the bad news is that it hasn't been fixed yet.

bk201
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we got the homecourt and that's what we neeed but doc has to fix our D... Westbrook and KD will most likely get there contested shot especially KD but we need to find open looks, they got more open looks than us tonight the complete opposite of game 1, blake need to be back on his MVP level to so that our pick and roll offense would be more effective....i hate to say this but Jordan was a non factor tonight even the last game, he was not contesting or even attempting to block shot that he usually do...

AirGriffin
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Guys I'm not even upset. Great teams sometimes have bad losses. I mean we did take one from OKC at their home by 20!!!

I'm looking at the positives. OKC surprisingly made adjustments now it's our turn. I doubt KD and Westbrook will be that hot on Friday night. Besides, it'll give Blake was more time to get out of his funk. We need him 100% ready for the Western Confernce Finals.

ClippersDA
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This game turned out how I feared. What are players/doc saying? I can't watch have to get work done

ClippersDA
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What were okc's biggest adjustments?

Icecoldclipper
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You do realize Jordan was round one MVP right? We don't win that series without him and he had a good game one. He is not suppose to have monster number this series bit Game one he was playing the passing lane and altering shots.

People turning on dj after leading round one and a strong game 1 is pointless. He had a average impact game but a lot of perkins points came from rotating on a open ibaka.

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I'm not surprised some of our guys quit this game. Even with my optimistic nature, I saw early on in the 3rd that we weren't going to be allowed to win. Any semblance of a run was squashed in its infancy by the officials. Credit to CP3 for trying to swim against the tide, but in the end even he said "f*ck it".

I hope LeBron goes for 90/50/30 tomorrow so the basketball universe can take Durant's c*ck out of its collective mouth.

Bingo3
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Meh, Blake is at fault for trying the same thing over and over, hoping to get a different result. He persistently tried to back Ibaka down even when it wasn't effective. That's on him for not understanding that he can't bully Ibaka down, and try a new tactic. But he doesn't figure it out until the game was out of reach. His unorthodox post game needs some refinement over the offseason

JQuick32
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He was "round one MVP" because Bogut was out, let's be real now. I thought he was making some real improvements, but Perkins is the worst starter in the NBA and he is owning DJ when it matters. Time to retire the DPOY, most improved, next Bill Russell hype because it appears that DJ just isn't that good. I hope he proves me wrong but I doubt it.

JQuick32
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Honestly, it looked like it'd be a rigged game at the start, but in reality, certain players' abysmal play and effort was what lost us this game, not the refs.

bk201
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I watched the game but i never saw Blake use face up like he did when paul was out for quite a while now and in this game.

Icecoldclipper
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Defense needs to improve overall we should be playing KD tight on everything like Curry. Barnes just looks a step slow against Durant. Blake and DJ need to force action into the paint. Jamal needs to pass more when he is off.

BOX OUT Westbrook! Everyone needs to improve.

ClippersDA
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Blake, DJ, and crawford all had abysmal games. Granger has been bad, Dudley shouldn't see garbage time. Blake shows no signs of improving

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Chicken and egg.

tense2
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Hallelujah, there maybe hope for you after all...maybe.

AirGriffin
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Not saying it's okay but it happens. I mean if u think about it, it's unlikely to go into someone's home and take 2 games. We didn't even do that bad compared to OKC on Monday considering this is their home and Blake and Crawford had a bad night! You guys need to stop panicking and freaking out.

We got the next 2 in LA, we WILL go up 3-1. Positive Vibes yall. This is our year. It will be Clippers-Heat in the finals

ClippersDA
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Now the world is back on okc bandwagons. I can't believe durant and Westbrook both basically had triple doubles in a playoff game. That's embarrassing

tense2
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Holy sh!t Cleepers, when did you become a moderator. You've come a long way mate, lol.

bk201
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Lets give Dj one more chance bro his yet to play in our homecourt against okc

cleepers
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Even the scorers were bent. How are they giving assists when a guy dribbles twice from the corner for a dunk.

F*cking fixed... start to finish.

CP3Heliflopter
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Blake and DJ need to show up in a big way the next two games. Not necessarily scoring wise but on the glass and defensively.

CapsNClips
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The refs tonight were so.....ugh what's the point? The officials seem to have their own agenda.

Icecoldclipper
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So a team that had Paul and Griffin struggle for a series and you discredit him? Would you rather he not played and we loss or be injury prone like Bogut? Stop reaching on this because it won't work. DJ being dominated? Game one Perkins was 3 and 3 and DJ was 7-5-4 with a very off night at the line and both limited minutes.

Even this game perkins had one more point and one more rebound. hen I count two times DJ had to rotate to and open ibaka and Ibaka made a pass or Perkins got a o rebound.

Icecoldclipper
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If the team can get more physical all over we can win both home games. Please Doc no more three guard with Westbrook in.

Clippersfan86
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DJ already won us a series and deserves nowhere near the expectations of the guy that was the 3rd best player in the NBA this season. I'm a far bigger fan of Blake than DJ, but he deserves more blame than DJ right now.

Blake has reverted back to passive, jumpshot happy Blake from the first month of the season. Face up game has stopped. Attacking rim for fouls has stopped. He's like Lebron where if he attacks quick and early, he can get fouls at will.

ClippersDA
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He's playing soft. Doesn't have that pit bull in his chest. It's unfortunate, I had higher expectations for him this playoff season. Not sure what to think from here but he is who he is. I'm very nervous, they looked unstoppable. Monday was an aberration

Icecoldclipper
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We can't have Thabo going over his averages either. Paul and Griffin need to stay close to the KD and RW scoring numbers. Dudley should not shoot.

bk201
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I agree watching the game Perks keep on holding on DJ whenever he boxout yet he gets the foul. BG on the otherhand has underperform, his not facing up, when you can't back down ibaka why not face him up and drive he'll often get FT's like that and sucks the defense on the paint and more space for shooter. Anyway i believe our D collapse because Westbrook keep sinking difficult contested shot.

CapsNClips
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You guys do know that it's not mandatory to blame a player when we lose, right?

ClippersDA
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Did blake or doc say anything interesting in press conference? True superstars don't get owned the way blake has been owned since game 4 last series. He's like a non factor. Aldridge and lillard have been better on the whole than our guys.

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Dudley damn man any chance of hitting some shots, may as well play Reg. Also whens Danny gonna Contribute, Big Baby had a good game

JQuick32
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They didn't look unstoppable, WE just looked like trash.

JQuick32
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I call it like I see it. That's not always going to be popular on here, but so be it.

Clipperfn4lf
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Do you guys expect to Sweep OKC? Had we won the series would have been over. Clips got what they came for and in the back of their minds know they have the potential to win at OKC in a game 7.

ClippersDA
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Not sweep but be competitive to scare them. They, OKC, now feel like they've got this. They play great wen backs are against the wall - we won't win a game 7 in okc. This needs to be over in 6.

AirGriffin
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LOL, thank you. Teams lose. People need to understand not every game is going to be a great game. Momentum, foul trouble, bad shooting night, etc. All come into play.

Like I said before, we just beat this team at their house on Monday night! We are still in the series and are very likely to take a 3-1 lead at home. People like JQuick so quick to blame a player and single them out. I guess Durant and Westbrook were at best your regular role players cause they got smacked up bad on Monday I mean like it happens. Players just need to bounce back. We won the first game and the lost the second, people act like its game 4 or game by the way they're speaking.

ClippersDA
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We were out rebounded 52-36. That is pretty common for us now. Anyone actually think we can win with a discrepancy like that? I don't get it. We haven't cracked 40 in either game. Blake is determined not to fight for boards it seems. If he can't rebound anymore, he needs to be better at the other things. He has been invisible. No excuse in a playoff game

bk201
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Despite us having the most athletic frontcourt in the nba we almost always get out-rebound, the only team that we can out-rebound was the miami heat but now i'm doubtful, last series against the GSW i believe we got outrebound buy the GSW with a very small line up most of the game except probably game 5.

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