Even though the Clippers lost, I thought they played a much better game here than in all of their losses. And in fact probably better than some of their early wins. The Clippers can't seem to buy a basket now. The Clippers do need to reverse the ball more and pass, but a lot of their shots were taken from wide open spots or at point blank range. The Clippers will get their shooting back, but they really need to tighten up their Defense. As I remember, the Clippers defense was one of the best in the league last year and was really what made them a playoff team. I think everyone, except for Dunlevy, is starting to forget that.
On the flip side, it's great to see a good game from Livingston from once. And the bench too! Like I said, even though the Clippers WILL lose games without the heroics of Sam, it's really the play of these second unit players that I think will carry the Clippers throughout the rest of the year.