#01 - LA Clippers @ Toronto Raptors

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#01 - LA Clippers @ Toronto Raptors

Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 7:00pm
Oct 1, 2017 5:58pm
Oct 1, 2017 7:25pm
gilp5
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Watching the broadcast. I miss Mike Smith.

Oct 1, 2017 7:58pm
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gilp5 wrote:

Watching the broadcast. I miss Mike Smith.

It does seem a little flat. 

 

Besides that, the grit and grind is real. These guys can play some defense. Also Blake‚Äôs 3 point shot looks fuckin good. 

Oct 1, 2017 8:30pm
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Yeah my first thought of the game was I miss Mike. Bowen is OK, standard NBA fare.  Mike was insightful, smart and funny. 

I like Doc's shirt. Where do I get one?

There's a lot of goodness on this team.

Teo really does have the magic.  He'll be really good. The game gets easy when he's running it. His shot will come.

Gallo came to play, he's a serious player.  Beverley is the good Beverley we expected. Wes is explosive. Lou is Lou.  

Austin is Austin. Still making the game harder.

 

Oct 1, 2017 10:55pm
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Teodosic is gonna be an instant fan favorite, the guy is just fun to watch.

Oct 2, 2017 9:19am
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I miss CP3.  And Redick.  Crawford I miss too but he is expected to decline even more this year and that is something I did not want to see.  Teodosic has to score to be effective or teams will lay off him and shut down the passing lanes.  Austin Rivers I don't think will ever be a good starting guard in the NBA.  Just too inconsistent with his jump shot and decision making as to whether to shoot or drive to the basket.  Does not make players around him better because he is a poor passer.  I saw parts of the game.  Defense was obviously not there since we gave up over 120 points.  Some good assists by Teodosic though.  This is going to be tough watching this team without CP3.  I hope I am able to stay interested.

Oct 2, 2017 9:56am
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One positive for me was that the ball was flying around the court.

Much more movement than we've typically seen in the last few years...

Oct 2, 2017 10:49am
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DoubleTechnical wrote:

One positive for me was that the ball was flying around the court.

Much more movement than we've typically seen in the last few years...

This was the one that that stood out. There isn't a lot of ball stoppers on this team. 

Gallo is a gamer. No wonder the dude gets injured, he goes hard. He also looks like he's gonna get things easily. 

Blake looks like Blake. His 3 ball looked real smooth. 

The more running this team does the more easily they'll score. 

Tedo is really good. His defense didn't look as bad as some feared. his highlights are all over Reddit right now. 

Beverley is the shit. I love this guy, he's my new favorite player. 

Oct 2, 2017 12:39pm
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DoubleTechnical wrote:

One positive for me was that the ball was flying around the court.

Much more movement than we've typically seen in the last few years...

........except when Austin got the ball, held it, dribbled, held it again, and then jacked up a constested jumper.

Oct 2, 2017 1:59pm
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The Milos highlights are worth a 2nd look.  He also had a few other nice passes that turned into blown or blocked layups.

https://youtu.be/Ub5WdsOuZ3c

 

He's got the game in the right perspective:

https://youtu.be/ZIRX6dbNTns

Oct 2, 2017 2:00pm
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DoubleTechnical wrote:

One positive for me was that the ball was flying around the court.

Much more movement than we've typically seen in the last few years...

It's definitely amazing how much better our offense already looks without CP0 and Jamal's selfishness.

The Clippers are finally playing as a TEAM - not just one guy dribbling while everyone else watches.

Oct 2, 2017 2:03pm
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Clippers1121 wrote:

I miss CP3.  And Redick.  Crawford I miss too but he is expected to decline even more this year and that is something I did not want to see.  Teodosic has to score to be effective or teams will lay off him and shut down the passing lanes.  Austin Rivers I don't think will ever be a good starting guard in the NBA.  Just too inconsistent with his jump shot and decision making as to whether to shoot or drive to the basket.  Does not make players around him better because he is a poor passer.  I saw parts of the game.  Defense was obviously not there since we gave up over 120 points.  Some good assists by Teodosic though.  This is going to be tough watching this team without CP3.  I hope I am able to stay interested.

I don't miss CP0 at all. I had more fun watching this one preseason game than the vast majority of games from the CP0 era. This team will be so much easier to root for - especially once Jerry West fires Doc and brings in the real coach.

Oct 2, 2017 2:18pm
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VFHS wrote:

DoubleTechnical wrote:

One positive for me was that the ball was flying around the court.

Much more movement than we've typically seen in the last few years...

It's definitely amazing how much better our offense already looks without CP0 and Jamal's selfishness.

The Clippers are finally playing as a TEAM - not just one guy dribbling while everyone else watches.

Except all those times when you said CP wasn't selfish enough and passed too much.......................

Looks like someone has been buying the lines Doc has been feeding him:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/clippers/2017/07/19/doc-rivers-clippers-move-ball-more-without-chris-paul/492539001/

Next thing we know, you're gonna be telling us that Austin is better as a starter too. Do you just believe everything Doc tells you?

Oct 2, 2017 3:33pm
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JGlanton wrote:

The Milos highlights are worth a 2nd look.  He also had a few other nice passes that turned into blown or blocked layups.

https://youtu.be/Ub5WdsOuZ3c

 

He's got the game in the right perspective:

https://youtu.be/ZIRX6dbNTns

If Milos can move the ball like that during the season, we'll be fun to watch.

Love the ball movemnent.

Oct 2, 2017 3:34pm
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trapp76 wrote:

VFHS wrote:

DoubleTechnical wrote:

One positive for me was that the ball was flying around the court.

Much more movement than we've typically seen in the last few years...

It's definitely amazing how much better our offense already looks without CP0 and Jamal's selfishness.

The Clippers are finally playing as a TEAM - not just one guy dribbling while everyone else watches.

Except all those times when you said CP wasn't selfish enough and passed too much.......................

Looks like someone has been buying the lines Doc has been feeding him:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/clippers/2017/07/19/doc-rivers-clippers-move-ball-more-without-chris-paul/492539001/

Next thing we know, you're gonna be telling us that Austin is better as a starter too. Do you just believe everything Doc tells you?

I got my opinion from watching the game, not from Doc, you dipshit.

The CP0 offense sucked. He was the worst of both worlds: always hogging the ball but rarely aggressive enough as a scorer to justify it when it mattered most. The ball movement we saw last night was so much better and more fun to watch. I'll take Beverley and Teodosic over CP0 and his overpaid contract any day of the week.

 

Oct 3, 2017 12:30pm
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VFHS wrote:

trapp76 wrote:

VFHS wrote:

DoubleTechnical wrote:

One positive for me was that the ball was flying around the court.

Much more movement than we've typically seen in the last few years...

It's definitely amazing how much better our offense already looks without CP0 and Jamal's selfishness.

The Clippers are finally playing as a TEAM - not just one guy dribbling while everyone else watches.

Except all those times when you said CP wasn't selfish enough and passed too much.......................

Looks like someone has been buying the lines Doc has been feeding him:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/clippers/2017/07/19/doc-rivers-clippers-move-ball-more-without-chris-paul/492539001/

Next thing we know, you're gonna be telling us that Austin is better as a starter too. Do you just believe everything Doc tells you?

I got my opinion from watching the game, not from Doc, you dipshit.

No you didn't, you said the same thing before the game started fuckface. Get Doc's dick out of your mouth and Blake's dick out of your bunghole...........you look like a roasted pig on a rotisserie.