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LA Clippers 2012-2013 Season Thread

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Clippers just won a hard fought game against the Jazz.

The Winning Streak continues! 16 in a row and counting!

And the Clipps hold the best Record in the NBA!

These Clippers are legit contenders!

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They will struggle in the playoffs when half court play dictates. I like Memphis, SA, and the Thunder all more

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I didn't agree with the late foul on Paul. Did agree with the no call on the last shot by Foye.

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That game was ridiculous. Terrible officiating just let the guys play!! Don't decide the game at the line. Waste of clutch performance by big Al. Oh well. CP3 is a freak I think this team will go far but I agree that they struggle in the half court.

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The Clippers own the Memphis Grizzlies. Clipps beat them in the playoffs last year, and the first game this season.

The Clipps also beat San Antonio twice this year already.

The Clipps barely lost to the Thunder this year. Chris Paul had a chance to win the game in Regulation, but missed the shot. It was also a bit of a fluke bad game for CP3... his worst shooting game of the season 2-14 from the field. If CP3 would've been in his usual form, the Clippers most definitely would've won that game.

FWIW, the Clippers also beat Miami and the Lakers this year already too.

this team is for real.

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They will struggle in the playoffs when half court play dictates. I like Memphis, SA, and the Thunder all more

I disagree. They already proved last season that they can grind through physical halfcourt play last postseason against Memphis, and they've fared pretty well against halfcourt teams once again this season. I don't think their record right now is a fluke at all, and I do believe their success will also carry over into the postseason.

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That game was ridiculous. Terrible officiating just let the guys play!! Don't decide the game at the line. Waste of clutch performance by big Al. Oh well. CP3 is a freak I think this team will go far but I agree that they struggle in the half court.

I agree. That ticky tack foul by Al Jefferson on CP3 at the end was a lame call. The game was tied up, they should've let them play it out instead of let FT's decide it.

In regards to Foye's last shot attempt... I think Matt Barnes played solid defense. No foul. And none was called. Rightfully so.

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No doubt the Clippers are a contender but they may be peaking early. It is a long season. Matt Barnes had one of the prettiest fast break passes to Jamal Crawford late in the game. He also defended Foye well on the last shot. He is playing really well.

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No doubt the Clippers are a contender but they may be peaking early. It is a long season. Matt Barnes had one of the prettiest fast break passes to Jamal Crawford late in the game. He also defended Foye well on the last shot. He is playing really well.

This is what I think, Clippers are playing amazing winning sixteen in a row but big whoop. Still 52 games to go and anything can happen.

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No doubt the Clippers are a contender but they may be peaking early. It is a long season. Matt Barnes had one of the prettiest fast break passes to Jamal Crawford late in the game. He also defended Foye well on the last shot. He is playing really well.

This is what I think, Clippers are playing amazing winning sixteen in a row but big whoop. Still 52 games to go and anything can happen.

True. But this winning streak is good for their confidence, their belief, their swagger.

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No doubt the Clippers are a contender but they may be peaking early. It is a long season. Matt Barnes had one of the prettiest fast break passes to Jamal Crawford late in the game. He also defended Foye well on the last shot. He is playing really well.

This is what I think, Clippers are playing amazing winning sixteen in a row but big whoop. Still 52 games to go and anything can happen.

If you listen to things they're saying after games, it doesn't sound like the streak itself is a big deal to any of them. Chris Paul and some of the guys that have been there before are quick to realize that it's just the regular season and are using it more as a time to get to know who they are and how to mesh well as a team (which they'll have to do when Hill and Billlups return).

About everyone saying they're not a good halfcourt team after Charles said it at halftime the other night. I vehemetly disagree. Any team with Chris Paul running pick and roll executes and executes well. The reason for the thinking that all they do is dunk or whatever is not entirely because that's all they do, but rather because it's just that hard to stop them in the paint. It's the result of good pick and roll execution and those shooters open up the inside for Griffin and Jordan to do what they're known for. Jordan has grown tremendously both offensively and defensively from last year and they're definitely the best team in the west. I've loved this team for too long to be unbiased so I won't go all the way and say they beat the Heat in the finals, but I gotta think if they're the number 1 seed in the west and avoid a series with the spurs they have a great shot of making the finals.

Think about it and try to find an element to this team that's missing.

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One thing I must say is that Clippers fans deserve this. In all the Clippers games I've been to this season, you can tell that excitement is high. The crowd is certainly a lot more colorful, and people are actually proud to don their Clippers gear now. Clipper Darrell is no longer the outlier in the crowd. The arena is now more full 30 minutes before the game even starts compared to the arena DURING games in some years past. The days when Marcus Camby was the most prominent Clipper seems like a distant memory, and I'm sure it's a great relief that the team isn't in a state where Mardy Collins needs to be brought in as the starting PG (although Collins did a very admirable effort). However, I think the best thing for me is that Ralph Lawler, the local Clippers TV announcer, can finally be calling games for one of the best teams in the league, rather than one of the worst.

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Here's why the Clips have a chance to win it all: CP3

Here's why they won't: They have 2 bigs that have unreliable post games and FT shooting.

This regular season win streak is impressive and well-deserved, but I think Memphis (with a now healthy Z-Bo) can really give them trouble. So can the Spurs.

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Here's why the Clips have a chance to win it all: CP3

Here's why they won't: They have 2 bigs that have unreliable post games and FT shooting.

This regular season win streak is impressive and well-deserved, but I think Memphis (with a now healthy Z-Bo) can really give them trouble. So can the heady Spurs.

I do agree that having both Blake and DJ on the floor to end the game may become a liability with their FT shooting, which is why I think we'll be seeing more Blake/Lamar to end the game. However, in defense of Blake, you have to respect his much improved post game this year. He's demonstrated a very reliable turnaround jumpshot this season, and has gotten a lot better at those unorthodox flip shots of his.

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Last year Randolph wasn't 100%

but i still give the edge to LA should be a another 7 game series

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It is a long season and who knows which teams will be healthy and which teams will be hot come playoff time. But, one thing for certain, whoever comes out of the West is going to have to work hard to make it to the finals.

Griffin has improved somewhat but he still has limited range, his defense could be better and his FT shooting is horrendous for a guy who touches the ball as much as he does. Jordan can protect the rim but is inconsistent. I think the Thunder, Grizzlies, Spurs and possibly Lakers are huge obstacles in their path to the finals.

They lost their first matchup of the season against the Thunder on the road. They had no answer for Durant and Chris Paul struggled. We will get a better sense for where they stand when the two teams meet again in late January in L.A. They did beat Memphis in L.A. on opening night but had to rely on Jamal Crawford going off. Griffin and Jordan combined for 23 points and 13 turnovers. However, Matt Barnes didn't play in that game. He has been a major factor in their current win streak. They meet again in Memphis in mid-January.

Either way, it is really great to see their success.

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I love the direction the clippers are going. Have a good starting 5 with a phenomenal bench.

I see them going far in the playoffs (as most of us do) but they have not proved anything.

For now, they are still the clippers.

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OMG... Chris Paul threw up a lob that looked way too high, and Deandre Jordan flew up and dunked the hell out of it! :lol: incredible!

it was so awesome.

Caron Butler is 5-5 from 3-point land so far. and it's only the 1st Quarter. :o

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now it's a 17 game winning streak!

btw, CP3 made this incredible steal late in the game, off an inbounds pass. Amazing!

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Chris Paul, MVP of my fantasy team and the anchor of this great team. There playing great, and I'm watching Clippers games more than my own hometown Bulls.. ridiculous haha Can't wait for Rose..

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The Clippers went undefeated in the whole month of December. Amazing.

In regards to the Clippers 17 game winning streak...

Here's the list:

33 - 1972 Lakers

22 - 2008 Rockets

20 - 1971 Bucks

19 - 2000 Lakers

18 - 1982 Celtics, 1996 Bulls, 1969 Knicks

Upcoming Clipper games are:

@DEN Tuesday

@ GS Wednesday

LAL Friday

GS Saturday

that's 2 back to backs this week. :o

Denver probably wants revenge after getting their butts beat on Christmas day.

Golden State will be fresh on Wednesday since they don't have a game the previous night.

Lakers seem to be clicking right now.

Golden State on Saturday once again faces the Clippers on a 2nd day of a back to back, while the Warriors will be fresh again after not having to play the previous night.

It'll be a tough battle to keep the streak alive. I anticipate the Clippers will beat the Nuggets, proabably in a close game.

But I can foresee the Clippers getting tired for the next day facing the fresh young Warriors in Oaktown. That might be the one the Clippers lose. But I wouldn't be surprised at all if the Clippers win that game as well!

The Lakers vs Clippers game will be televised this Friday, and it's gonna be exciting. I do think the Clippers will win it. Lakers aren't ready yet. The only reason the Lakers might win is because the Clippers might be too tired.

And then the Clippers play the young fresh Warriors once again.

But I wouldn't underestimate the Clippers. They have a damn good and Deep team. Having such a deep talented team is gonna be key in conserving everyone's energy in this 4 out of 5 days of games in this stretch.

If the Clippers do win these next 4 games, they'll extended their winning streak to 21.

Then they'd face the lowly Mavs and Magic, respectively. If they win those as well, they'll be sitting at 23 wins, overtaking the 2nd longest win streak of all time. And why stop there!

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Blake Griffin was plagued by foul trouble on Sunday and scored just seven points in 26 minutes, but L.A. hung on to beat Utah for their 17th consecutive victory.

Griffin's quiet night probably sunk a few fantasy teams, but the Clippers shrugged it off behind Caron Butler's 29 points, Jamal Crawford's 19 points, and 50 percent shooting as a team.

The Clips finished December with a perfect record, but January could be tricky -- they start on Tuesday with back-to-back road games vs. the Nuggets and Warriors, then host the Lakers and Warriors over the weekend.

I'm glad someone read my post. B)

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