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Clippers ---> Week 9

Posted on: December 21, 2009 6:58 pm
Edited on: January 9, 2010 1:21 am
1-4 in a tough week.. no excuse for that bad of a performance. Dropping further and further down the Western Conference ladder, and the midpoint of the season is fast approaching. At least they ended the week with a bang.

Injury Report

Games for this Week: (1-4) 13-18

December 21st at San Antonio
---> Lost 87-103

Duncan had an easy night, too easy. The Clips got dominated in the first & third quarters, and could not rebound from it.
The Clipper offense's flow was disrupted, and most of their points came from one-on-one plays, and the Clipper D had no answer for the Spurs either.

Spurs were extremely efficient from 3 as a team, shooting 50%, led by Keith Bogans shooting 3-4 from range.

Bench players like Roger Mason and Theo Ratliff came in during garbage time and kept the team energy and fire up to keep distancing the lead. Just a terrible performance by LA.

Player of the Game: Chris Kaman
- 23 pts, 15 rebs

December 22nd at Houston ---> Lost 99-108

Statistically, the Clippers should have won this game. They outshot Houston, out rebounded houston, etc. But Houston beat the Clippers by way of the free throw line, and playing smarter basketball.

Houston limited their turnovers, and didn't allow the Clipper offense to explode, as the Clips shot 50%, but only scored 99.
Carl Landry's heroic-type return injected a bunch of life into Houston, and he nearly single-handedly carried them to victory.

Tough loss for the Clips.

Player of the Game: Chris Kaman
- 29 pts, 7 rebs, 3 asts, 2 blks

Honorable Mention:
Marcus Camby
- 12 pts, 19 rebs, 3 asts, 3 blks

December 25th at Phoenix ---> Lost 93-124
When you don't play defense against Phoenix, you lose. Plain and simple. There was no real effort on defense from any Clipper player in that game.

December 27th vs. Celtics ---> Won 92-90
The Clippers put forth an amazing defensive effort against the Celtics tonight, holding Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett to only 25 points combined.

Rondo scored a bunch, but he only had 6 assists, limiting his playmaking ability for the game. The Clippers got out-rebounded, but they made up for it by only having 5 turnovers, and shooting 50% from the field for the game. If only they took more shots..that excruciatingly slow Dunleavy pace.

The scoring load was carried by Baron Davis, Chris Kaman, and Eric Gordon, who scored 66 of the 92 Clipper points, capped by a Baron Davis game winner.

About the game winner: it really was a bad shot, as Rajon Rondo was all over Baron, and made him elevate as much as he could for a fadeaway 18 footer. But, somehow, it went in, and DeAndre Jordan ran onto the court like a child who just saw santa. I have never heard/seen Staples erupt the way it did for a Clipper game, and all of Clipper nation can pray that the Clippers will build off of this momentum and string some wins together.

Player of the Game: Baron Davis
- 24 pts, 13 asts, 3 stls

Honorable Mention: Chris Kaman
- 27 pts, 12 rebs

Quote of the Week
---> Ralph Lawler after Baron's game winner


See you next week.

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