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#11 - LA Clippers @ Miami Heat
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Looking at the Clippers win over the Detroit Pistons, JJ and his obsession with time, and Jamal getting praise.
I'd like to start off by saying I hope all of the American readers have a great Thanksgiving and that I've only got a few links in the round-up for you beautiful people today.
"The Most Troubling Statistic" - Bleacher Report writes about the Clippers guards struggling and start getting on Blake Griffin.
Precision matters to J.J. Redick. Now in his ninth season in the NBA, the 30-year-old guard with the Los Angeles Clippers is best known for his accuracy as a shooter; last year, he drained more than 91 percent of his free throws and 39 percent of his three-point attempts, numbers that approach the best in the league. Off the court, his closet is beyond organized -- clothing is arranged by brand (his favorite: Tom Ford), by color, by pattern. Redick brings the same approach to his carefully curated watch collection.
A few recaps of last night's win:
Chis Paul finished with 23 points and seven assists and Jamal Crawford had 14 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter to help the Clippers defeat the Detroit Pistons, 104-98, Wednesday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Blake Griffin added 15 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Clippers, who outscored the Pistons 32-25 in the final period. Crawford, one of the NBA's top reserves, and Paul combined for 31 points in the second half.
Doc asked about Jamal Crawford being an "underrated" defender for the Clippers, quickly eats his own words.
As always, I leave you with a question(s): What are your thoughts on the Bleacher Report post and how do you feel about Doc changing his mind with Jamal? Or anything else you find worth noting.
This Week in Clippers History: Hazzard, Quintin, half court shots, the Clippers are blog-less and David Courtney
Happy Thanksgiving Clips Nation. As we celebrate the things we are all thankful for, I wanted to wish everyone a happy and safe day.
It's Thursday, which means time for another look back at the history of our beloved franchise, the Clippers. In this weeks edition of TWiCH, a Hazzard, a Quinten, a 50 ft buzzer beater, a life without a Clippers blog, and our PA announcer. Enjoy!
TWiCH Record: 55-89
In July of 1971, Walt Hazzard was traded along with Jerry Chambers from the Atlanta Hawks to the Buffalo Braves for Herm Gilliam and Don May. In Hazzard's first game against his former team, he scored 30 points on 12 for 15 shooting, to lead the Braves to victory, 102-97.
Here is a little bit of trivia:
How many players named Quintin/Quentin have played in the NBA?
The answer is 3.
How about another one:
How many teams have had all 3 players named Quinten/Quentin play for their team?
The answer is 1
This week in 1986, the Clippers offered troubled former Chicago Bulls guard Quintin Dailey, who had drug issues during his 4 seasons in Chicago, a contract. He would eventually reach an agreement to sign with the team on Dec 10, 1986, and would join the Clippers on Dec. 30. Dailey would last 3 seasons with the Clippers, starting 63 games and averaging 13.7 ppg.
Instead of me describing it, just watch this video:
On the bright side for the Clippers, Ken Norman became the Clippers (not including the Buffalo years) all time leading scorer, passing the 5,404 mark set by Benoit Benjamin. He would hold on to that title until 1997, when Loy Vaught overtook him.
In 2005, TJ Simers wrote an article in the LA times about the lack of a blog on the LA Times website. As we all learned from Steve's wonderful radio interview on The Beast 980 with Fred Roggin, Steve started the ClipsNation blog around 2006. Interesting.
On November 29, 2012, longtime Clippers, Angels and Kings PA announcer, David Courtney, passed away from a pulmonary embolism. David Courtney was one of the best PA announcers out there, as evident by the fact that not just 1 or 2, but three teams covited his services. His shoes were pretty much impossible to fill, and he has been missed by Clippers, Kings and Angels fans since.
Enjoy the starting lineups from his final game with the Clippers, November 26, 2012:
And enjoy these videos of him announcing lineups for the Angels:
Alright, that is it folks. I hope you enjoyed this weeks edition. Be sure to check back every Thursday for new editions of TWiCH. Have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving!
The Clippers played catch up for most of the game but finally went ahead in the 4th quarter. Superb individual play was mixed with terrible turnovers and inconsistent defense to keep the game close against an inferior team.
The Clippers owe this game to Jamal Crawford and Chris Paul. The Clippers' primary two perimeter creators were absolutely terrific on the offensive end, scoring a combined 48 points on 26 shots, draining six three pointers along the way. This efficiency was enough to overcome the numerous flaws that the Clippers displayed during the game, and they will be very happy to walk away from this one with a victory.
The Clippers offense was humming in the first quarter despite a merely mediocre 25 points put up in the period. Blake Griffin was getting open on the PnR consistently as both defenders went hard at Chris Paul, and rather than jacking up midrange shots, he found corner shooters repeatedly as their defenders peeled off to help. Unfortunately Reggie Bullock and Hedo Turkoglu missed several open attempts, which helped to keep the Pistons a little bit ahead. They scored several fastbreak dunks off errant passes, mainly caused by the long arms of Drummond and Smith.
The 2nd and 3rd quarters saw much of the same, with good processes leading to middling results, but the 2nd unit was not quite as smooth on the offensive end. They were fortunate in that the Pistons again failed to capitalize, their own poor offense unable to make real gains on the Clippers defense, which did step up its pressure after the 1st quarter. Spencer Dinwiddie and Kyle Singler were on fire off the Detroit bench, shooting 7-10 from the floor and 3-5 from 3, and Dinwiddie in particular was extremely impressive. Nonetheless, the Clippers went into the 4th quarter only down one point, and their closers were able to pull through.
Jamal Crawford went off in the 4th, hitting 3 pointers, floaters off the dribble, and clutch free throws. His play helped move the Clippers ahead of the Pistons for good in the middle of the quarter, with the Farmar-Crawford-Turkoglu-Hawes-DJ lineup getting good looks and steps on the defensive end. At 93-86 with 3:30 left, the starters came back in, and immediately allowed an offensive rebound by Drummond followed by an Augustin 3. The following possession saw Augustin easily getting to the hoop and dishing to Smith for the open layup. A furious Doc called timeout, and the Clippers were inspired, going on an 8-0 run highlighted by a CP3 bingo, a Jamal Crawford block, and a deep Jamal three ball. Back to back awful turnovers by CP3 and Jamal followed by Pistons scores got them back to within 6, but Paul got the steal on the Pistons inbound and the game was over.
Penetration: DJ Augustin was able to get into the paint fairly easily throughout the game, especially in the first quarter, and this resulted in quite a few open kickout 3s and lobs at the basket. The Pistons took 24 free throws, a fairly large amount, mostly due to this penetration. Chris Paul can still get stops and steals when needed, but there were times when his defense was poor at best. This is a bad sign, especially since Augustin is one of the worst starting PGs in the NBA.
Free Throw Shooting: The Clippers were 18-19 from the line tonight, and while most of the guys who took free throws can be expected to make a high percentage, 95% is still incredible. They needed every one of those points down the stretch as well. The fact that the Clippers have 3 top of the line free throw shooters in Jamal, Chris, and Redick is a rarely talked about bonus that is huge in every close game.
Blake Griffin: Blake was running the offense beautifully in the first quarter, finding open 3 point shooters seemingly every trip down the floor. Nonetheless, he shot an awful 6-17 from the field, and continues to take midrange jumpers at the expense of attacking the basket. I almost hope he has some sort of back issue, because he does not look like the MVP candidate who put on a show all season long last year. Hopefully he recovers or snaps out of his funk soon, since the Clippers need Blake to be at top form against playoff caliber teams.
Jamal Crawford: He has been talked about for a good deal already, but Jamal's importance to this win can't be understated. He might make some poor decisions sometimes, but this team needs his shot creation and making abilities right now in the worst way.
The Pistons: They played well tonight for the most part (with the notable exception of Greg Monroe) and were missing starting point guard Brandon Jennings, but I just don't see it with this team. They have a lot of solid role players, but their only real top level talent is Drummond, and he is still mostly a superior DeAndre Jordan on offense. While many people projected them to make the playoffs this year, I dont think they will make it short of a breakout by Drummond or Caldwell Pope.
A win!: While it may not have been pretty, a win is a win, and the Clippers will now move on to a far stiffer test against the Rockets in Houston. James Harden is a different beast from anyone on the Pistons, and even sans Dwight Howard, the Clippers will need to step up their game a whole lot to win in Texas.