Clippers vs Thunder Playoffs Gm. #2 Game Thread 2014-05-07 (P. 16)

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Bingo3
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Just excuses. He just didn't play well. He wasn't even aggressive, so I don't know how he was "doing too much". Hopefully he can get his act together and play like one of the top players in the league.

FightOnRon
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OR he ate to much at his mom's house and was sluggish

ClipperDB
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BG didn't have his family and friends watch him when he played in little league, high school, college, and in the pros? Are you serious with that excuse?

Silasie
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Strawberry cake Wink

kjavis
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guy just gone MIA, blake may have got 3rd in votes for mvp but so far in the PO he be lucky to break top 10

CP3Best
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We were gonna lose a game and we'll lose another game if not more, I just really want our players to leave it ALL on the court and of course win, but if we cannot win at least let's not have any regrets, and Westbrook was all over the place last night give him and KDTrey credit, they jumped on us a kept the pedal to the metal ALL game long.

ClippersDA
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Going tomorrow, excited. This is a must win psychologically

toohipcliptoslip
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It wasn't the fouls that cost us the game but it let me know that there may not be a level playing field. The tone was set.

Please get rid of other teams' fans. I don't care what they have to say. Let's create a thread for other folks' fans opinions and make it separate so we can ignore it. Alternatively ask them who Pike was.

There are things that are the result of one person's actions then there are systems problems. We have a ten and 15 rebound guy yet we are out rebounded. This is something that Doc needs to address. Maybe it's a systems problem. Maybe they have our number and we need to change it to an unlisted one.

tense2
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And statistically too. Very Happy

toohipcliptoslip
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My question is not why did they score so many points. My question is why did we score so few. Jamal was bricking and we can't have our offense depending on him. All I saw was kick to a three point shooter then he misses. How many points in the paint? Why was we getting killed inside. One reason is that Ibaka has Blake's number.

pageC4
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he will show up. friday seems like an eternity away

CP3Best
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Anybody notice how SA is just blowing Portland under the rug? What's up with that 2 blowout wins?

Icecoldclipper
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with chesse cream filling.

JQuick32
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Portland was never that good, Houston just didn't play any defense. LMA is getting shut down by Splitter.

pageC4
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what is sure is this: higher seeds do lose game 1 from time to time, but if they are the better team they regain home court in game 3....we did it against GSW, will OKC do it against us or will we win? Friday will reveal a lot

pageC4
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portland is getting demolished...ver dissapointed in them losing to the local city seniors that way

ClipperRevival
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Blake went MIA. He has to show up. He looked completely uninterested.

Heisenberg
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Ibaka had a lot to do with that. I think so far in 2 games he's made one shot inside 10 feet. something like that.

Heisenberg
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Whoever comes out with more energy and executes early will set the tone. Definitely going to be an awesome game.

pageC4
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starting of the game setting your tone is one of the keys, but then you also have to make sure you don't let the other team in the game. the Clippers lead for a good portion of the first half, but ultimately they couldn't stop the thunder from scoring. both of these teams have a high-powered offense so leads and momentum can change quick in this game

Heisenberg
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That's why it's so nice having an Ibaka to force your best player out of his comfort zone. Ultimately you can't keep either team from scoring, but if you can build a lead early chances are it will not evaporate. Then again both teams have been known to go on scoring droughts, something that afflicts jump shooting teams. If you can't be a force in the paint you don't have a chance in the playoffs.

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ibaka is an amazing defensive player, as is DJ. However, Ibaka does commit to defense while DJ sometimes can fall in love with block shots and slacks on defense while looking for these glamour stats. Overall, I do think your squad has an advantage. still, there are concerns with the Thunder... the major problem I see is lack of ball movement, and when Russell and Kevin's shots are off that can be a problem. its interesting to think that the final result of this series can come down to some interesting intangibles

ClipperRevival
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No doubt. But what i don't like is the fact that he gets discouraged easily when he doesn't get his way on the offensive end. It's obvious he thrives when guys give him space to operate. He is a completely different post up player when guys get physical with him. He gets discouraged. And that's what bothers me. Just play through it.

Heisenberg
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Tell me more about this easiest series.

cleepers
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Ever heard of Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, Heisenberg?

To summarize: The more precisely an object's position can be determined, the less precisely its momentum can be known.

The Thunder are most certainly ahead in the series... but their momentum and eventual destination are far from being a sure thing.

Heisenberg
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So that's why this will be LA's easiest series?

pageC4
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I'm not sure everyone agreed with that. One member here did think this would be the Cippers easiest series, I did not. In fact, the way I look at it I think if, just if we get past the Thunder the west will be easier. In my opinion the Thunder are the best equipped team in the west. They are better than us in many regards, yet that in itself isn'tis going to be enough, and despite their higher standing this is turning into a real fight for them and us. Cleepers is right this series far from predictable and either team can win.

Bingo3
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That's why Blake isn't our best player yet. He's mentally weak and it becomes too easy to throw him off his game and make him lose his confidence. It wasn't Blake who willed us back into the game, it was CP.

pageC4
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It's not about being mentally weak its about the foul trouble. Opposing teams know this now after Jacksons coaching strategy proved that is how you neutralize him...make him foul out. So Blake plays more timid because he knows he needs to stay in the game.

Bingo3
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I don't buy that excuse. If he misses a few shots in a row, and can't get any rhythm going, he just gives up on offense and defense.

Bingo3
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I don't buy that excuse. If he misses a few shots in a row, and can't get any rhythm going, he doesn't give that much effort on offense and defense.

pageC4
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I don't state that as an excuse simply an explanation of why he becomes meek. in the end he does need to adjust to the strategies other teams use against him. He does need to rise above that. I don't give him a pass on anything and he does need to find way to produce Wink

A_DOG_NAMED_BUD
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LOL, sounds the chaos theory from the Jurassic Park book.

Heisenberg
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I expected this to be a dogfight. They all are (mostly) in the west. There are never bad playoff teams in the west unlike the east. okc is the most talented team and probably the best but it doesn't mean they will win. They still have to do what everyone else does- play the game. Okc is up 3-2 but it can still go either way. at the same time, it could easily have ended 4-1. amazing how a few minutes of basketball changes trajectories.

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