Clippers @ Jazz Official Game Thread 2014-11-29

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Clippers-Jazz Preview Posted Nov 29 2014 12:39AM Fatigue has proven to be no enemy to the Los Angeles Clippers, and the same can be said of the Utah Jazz in recent seasons. The Clippers can cap a seven-game trip with an 11th straight victory over the Jazz, who have dropped a season-high four straight heading into this Saturday night matchup. Los Angeles (10-5) seeks a 6-1 record on this trip after coasting past Houston 102-85 on Friday. Now the Clippers get a chance to improve upon their NBA-best 4-0 record in the second half of back-to-back games. When the Clippers get back home, they will....


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We can't expect the W. Gotta earn this one.


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If Blake keeps up the double-digit rebounding, we should be OK. If not, we're in for a long night.


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Man... I wish Gordon Hayward was our starting sf... yea i know.. beating a dead horse.


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Get this win, Clippers, and make franchise history! Keep up the improvement on defense while you're at it. lol


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The Jazz are an awful defense so I'd expect the Clippers to make good work of them, but sometimes you also play poor defense yourselves and a team like that keeps up with you if a player or two gets how. With some of the wins, and blowout wins recently, the Clippers rankings among the league is moving up. Offense: 110.2 Ortg (5th) Defesne: 106.0 Drtg (13th) Still work to do defensively as teams like San Antonio, Memphis, Houston and GS are all giving up <100.9 pts/100, so 6 less points in a 100 possession game, that's quite a large difference. OKC even without their main guys an despite their awful offense has been giving up 102.3 pts/100 (6th) so far (only giving up .469 eFG%, 4th best). Again highlighting a difference between them and us right now and over the past couple of seasons which is that outside of the value of their stars, they can defend, they at least have that. For all the hate Scott Brooks gets, OKC has been top 6 in Drtg for 3 straight seasons now (counting this season) On the positive side, despite going to the extreme in abandoning offensive rebounds and therefore being 30th in the league, the team is 5th in the league in DRB% at 77.2% (5% better than last season). That is something we have all asked for and is good to see. I know the default is to look at rebounding differential, but with a team that is totally abandoning offensive rebounds like we are, it's not an accurate depiction. Of course it would be nice to continue that high defensive rebound percentage while forcing more misses. The current opponent .501 eFG% (17th) is not good enough, coming from last seasons .484 eFG% (5th) that was fueled by the league leading 3PT% defense. Again....


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Let's go clips, bring home the W


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Nice bingo, CP!


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So much for concerns about BG


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Wow, great start by the Clips. They seem to be in a focused zone. Blake's jump shots are looking smooth and team defense is good too. I hope they can keep this up.


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Keep facing up blake.


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BaadMaster wrote:
So much for concerns about BG

Nothings changed in Blakes game, except that he is hitting those inefficient jump shots.

The concerns are still there...


Agent0
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Our one player in there for offensive rebounds is cleaning up the glass


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Blake and DJ having s field day.


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Blake has returned to form, doing everything from jump shots to going to the basket. Nice mix.


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Laak wrote:
Nothings changed in Blakes game, except that he is hitting those inefficient jump shots.

The concerns are still there...

I do agree that his flying ability seems a bit below Blake standards...but maybe he will be so efficient with the jumper that he will be great on another level...


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Jazz are an awful defense. Give up a league third worst 67.5% at the rim also. As long as we defend them well, this should be good


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Laak wrote:
Nothings changed in Blakes game, except that he is hitting those inefficient jump shots.

The concerns are still there...

I personally wasn't concerned, I was a little confused. And I wouldn't consider a wide open mid range shot inefficient


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Glad to see Jingles got a job.


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Great pass by Hawes


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Jamal is amazing --- his high-arc shots are a thing of beauty especially when it just swishes into the basket.

Sensational first quarter by the Clippers.


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Feels like Jamals a better spot up shooter than JJ.


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JahvonTheClip wrote:
I personally wasn't concerned, I was a little confused. And I wouldn't consider a wide open mid range shot inefficient
Depends or course firstly on how well you can make that shot. Secondly it depends on if you can get an open three for a good 3PT shooter, or something good closer to the rim, then it might not be the best option.

On some possessions the best shot you will get is an open mid-range jumpshot, so you have to be willing to take it and able to make it, but you don't want that too take too much of a percentage of your offensive attack unless you can shoot it really well (eg: Dirk 51.7% from 16-23 last 5 years which is the same as making 34.5% 3PT)


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Laak wrote:
Feels like Jamals a better spot up shooter than JJ.
Jamal is actually an amazing spot up shooter

Redick is better coming off a screen and catching and turning, but I'm not sure who is better catch and shoot. Let's check


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Dang, second unit allowed the Jazz to trim the lead to 10. Ugh.


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Fortunate that the starters got us that 20 point lead.


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You gotta admit Exum can ball.


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This year the whole college draft thing was lotta hype. And the best of the lot went way after number ten -- Zach Lavine.


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Ladies and gentlemen that is our legit 7 footer who can't get a rebound


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OMG. This second unit is giving the Jazz life. It's a 5-point game now.


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Blake taking too many jump shots. At least they're going in...


Laak
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DJ posting up!!


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WinningBasket wrote:
OMG. This second unit is giving the Jazz life. It's a 5-point game now.

80% of the time Farmar and Hawes have been a recipe for disaster.


JahvonTheClip
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This is unbelievable....giving total meaning to a tale of two halves(quarters)


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When the starters get you a seventeen point lead, don't give up more than seven of that. Against good teams that can be fatal.


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Agent0 wrote:
Jamal is actually an amazing spot up shooter

Redick is better coming off a screen and catching and turning, but I'm not sure who is better catch and shoot. Let's check

This season:

Redick catch and shoot: 32.9% FG / 32.8% 3PT / .474 eFG

Jamal catch and shoot: 40.7% FG / 38.0% 3PT / .583 eFG%

Last season:

Jamal catch and shoot: 36.7% FG / 36.0% 3PT / .523 eFG%

Redick catch and shoot: 45.1% FG / 42.1% 3PT / .596 eFG%

Last season playoffs:

Jamal catch and shoot: 44.2% FG / 40.0% 3PT / .628 eFG%

Redick catch and shoot: 44.4% FG / 43.4% 3PT / .604 eFG%

So Redick is struggling this season, but was better last season, and in the playoffs Redick won on 3PT shots, but Jamal was better in eFG% because a higher percentage of his catch and shoot were 3PT, but Redick is definitely better in catch and shoot. Jamal is still good though.


Laak
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Haywards got amazing vision.


Agent0
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Step back three, nice


Agent0
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Blake was not in good position there.

Barnes making shots is always nice to see


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I first thought Redick was also trying to throw a lob to DJ


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What happened can't watch the game bit was able to listen to a blistering first half. Come back to check here and we are up only 5???


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Hayward is a stud


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gman wrote:
What happened can't watch the game bit was able to listen to a blistering first half. Come back to check here and we are up only 5???

The second unit happened, that's what.


Laak
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I wonder why JJ doesn't pump fake and drive to the basket more, it always seem to work.


Agent0
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The Jazz suck on defense, but you still have to defend them if you're going to win. Second quarter was cold, yes, but overall game at 58/40 and 51 pts at the half, gotta defend a little better


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gman wrote:
What happened can't watch the game bit was able to listen to a blistering first half. Come back to check here and we are up only 5???

Second unit gave up 15 points of that lead. Hayward became a beast too.


ClipperPostman
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Farmar sucks. Just like last game when he comes in the game everything stinks.


Agent0
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Road Warrior!


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Good end to the half


Laak
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Jamal!!


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