Clippers vs. New Orleans Pelicans Game Day 2018-03-06 (P. 3)

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toohipcliptoslip
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Their shots fell, ours didn't. If ours fall we win.


toohipcliptoslip
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PS

Speaking of Big Three. CP's defense and sometime ability to score would have been nice but I don't know how much better we would have been with his dribble dribble. BG was supposed to be what Trezz is but three times better. BG is not even close. If Trez gets a jumper, watch out. Then there's our one dimensional center who has warmed the bench for 2 games in place of a guy who's 6'8". As much as I pray to the gods, DJ will never have any offense.

Austin did not suck. Milos ain't got it. Neither does Beverly. Neither does Wes. Tobias is a really good journeyman but reall needs some help.


Clemenza
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cobra wrote:
I feel like we are tanking but pretending that we want to go to the top 8. I'm not saying this is a winnable game, but we are close of winning, we lead by 4 in the last minutes and Doc make a sub.

I honestly thought the game was won for us when we were up by 4


LAC_12
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Some of the comments I am reading just make me wonder if people even watched the game...


CLIPSET
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I don’t understand why they didn’t double Davis every single time he touched the ball!! He was literally the only the only threat out there. I’m not sure why Boban didn’t get some minutes, his size would have been useful to throw a different look at Davis, especially after he picked up his 3rd foul in the 3rd. DJ’s checked out, the team goes on energy runs as soon as DJ is subbed out. I was 7 rows behind the Clippers bench and Davis was establishing deep position every single trip on Harris. No double, no help. The biggest factors in the loss were

-the 3 pointer to end the 3rd

-technical foul on Austin

-6 misses free throws by Lou

Those 10 points were the difference


WickaBaskets
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That was a real tough loss to swallow after coming back and being up by four


ClipperPostman
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toohipcliptoslip wrote:
PS

Speaking of Big Three. CP's defense and sometime ability to score would have been nice but I don't know how much better we would have been with his dribble dribble. BG was supposed to be what Trezz is but three times better. BG is not even close. If Trez gets a jumper, watch out. Then there's our one dimensional center who has warmed the bench for 2 games in place of a guy who's 6'8". As much as I pray to the gods, DJ will never have any offense.

Austin did not suck. Milos ain't got it. Neither does Beverly. Neither does Wes. Tobias is a really good journeyman but reall needs some help.

What game were you watching? Austin was 5-14, 1-3 from 3, 3 ast, 3 turnovers. And played the most minutes on the team.

If that ain’t sucking I don’t know what is.

Harris - 27 pts

Lou - 27 pts

Harrell -26 pts

Austin 11 pts -

Like I said not sure what game you were watching but perception vs reality.

Austin is the only guy who didn’t hold his weight offensively playing huge minutes.

Stop defending this guy. He sucks when you need him most. He has good games vs garbage teams.


SamMays
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I can look at last night's game as a microcosm for the season.

Injury riddled Clippers show a lot of pluck, are fun to watch, come back from adversity to overcome setbacks that would destroy a team with lesser heart, but fall short in the end.


jarca
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Lou Williams choked in the end. If his jersey says Rivers, this thread would have 10 pages about nepotism


LAC_12
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Am I the only one sulking at Tobias Harris and Milos's shot selection? We took too many ill advised shots.

Austin did well, I am getting tired of defending the guy. People have their crosshairs on him and are looking at every breath he takes with a microscope like... "oh no, he exhaled with too much force, the psi threw off the team." So that is hopeless... people who watched the game and can remain objective know he did alright. He has gotten better at moving the ball, just needs to learn to play with the new players.

And then there were the missed free throws of Lou.

DJ was "checked out" with 20+ boards... yea. He was the only one semi-effective on AD.

And I agree that AD should've been doubled.

As mentioned, I think the coaching staff did not prep the game-plan for this match up. They did OK to make in game adjustments, but tough opponents. And they did play well.

And for all the Boban comments... LOL. Look I like the guy, but he is not a unicorn that comes in and fixes everything. He is NOT a great player and I trust a "checked out" DJ and/or undersized Trezl over him... HOWEVER, I do agree we could've tried him out.

In fact, Doc had him checking in right before we made a HUGE run. He chose not to sub in the big guy and roll with the group that made the run.

My general attitude was pissed that we did not vigorously attack AD. DJ, Trezl, and if Boban had gotten a chance... Even our guards!

I put most the blame on the guards... Harris and Milos had poor shot selection. Harris was "checked out" on many defensive positions (Milos was surprisingly active on D.)


LAC_12
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To narrow down on 2 points:

1) Defensive scheme on AD was wrong (no double team or urgency to be physical and stick to the lone Star player on the opposing team... really? DJ did ok inside, but the help needed to come on the perimeter.)

2) Shot selection and lack of attack on AD. (Attack AD and dump to bigs, or go inside-out and back IN at AD!)


LAC_12
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ClipperPostman wrote:
What game were you watching? Austin was 5-14, 1-3 from 3, 3 ast, 3 turnovers. And played the most minutes on the team.

If that ain’t sucking I don’t know what is.

Harris - 27 pts

Lou - 27 pts

Harrell -26 pts

Austin 11 pts -

Like I said not sure what game you were watching but perception vs reality.

Austin is the only guy who didn’t hold his weight offensively playing huge minutes.

Stop defending this guy. He sucks when you need him most. He has good games vs garbage teams.

It is not ALL about the stats... sure he played more than my liking, but tbh... his shot selection was better than Harris. His defense was good; Harris at times disappeared on D this night.

I can fault Austin for one major turnover, and maybe 1 bad shot (which put up against some of the other shots the team was taking, looks OK.)

I agree, he played too much... but who should play? Bradley is out. Wes (might have gotten hurt, he never made it back to the game.) We are left with Kilpatrick and Dekker - both of whom are duds.

Austin is a bench player that should be getting 20ish minutes, and in a perfect world he would. But we are not there. And for all his faults, he did not mess up as much as some of the other players this game! He attacked the rim few times, which is what we NEEDED to do more of.

Its tougher to see him get big minutes when Ty or Bradely are available... that stings worse. In the case of this game, other players bothered me way more than Austin.


toohipcliptoslip
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Why did they leave AD alone on the perimeter? Some of it was poor shot selection and some of it was attacking the paint amidst a bunch of TALL MF's and getting rejected. Eliminate the blocks causing 4 point TO's and we win. How many points did Harris score? Bad selection?

Bottom line. The problem was with coaching, but not the FAULT of coaching. Doc tried everything and when he nailed it it was too late. Who would think that taking out DJ who was a rebounding monster and putting Trezz in would work? He even tried going big.

Main thing is they didn't quit like the Big Three team would have. They are badasses to play like that so busted up.


ohMEohMy!
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jarca wrote:
Lou Williams choked in the end. If his jersey says Rivers, this thread would have 10 pages about nepotism

Yuuuuuuuuup. Austin wasn't great, but wasn't bad either. I thought the starters as a whole (especially DJ and Milos) put the Clips in too much of a deficit in the 1st and 3rd. Think the coaching staff should really consider starting Lou and/or Harrell. Don't know if we can wait on those two to pull us out of deficits every game, which has been a trend recently.


Dirtydunks
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DJ had 10 and 20 midway through the third. I thought there were a couple of possessions on the defensive end that he took off but for the most part he played darn well.


toohipcliptoslip
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The problem with DJ just that he can't score. I try and try to give him the benefit of the doubt but I give up. On two occasions. Austin dished to him in the post and he blew it both times. Trez would have slammed it down their throats. Their defense didn't have an answer for him and they were lunch. Inch for inch Trez is a better player. 6'10" and he'd have DJ's job.He outruns DJ and he is a not too bad ball handler. He can fight a HARD double team which DJ can't. He stretches his talent but he obviously wants to be GOOD. Our center position may be interesting. Will DJ fit? Trez doesn't have a shot so PF is out.

Hope springs eternal. DJ's FT shooting has improved, Please improve your offense next. I want to see your jersey retired.


Dirtydunks
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You can’t throw the ball to DJ down below his chest and certainly not at his knees where Jr. usually throws it. However anything up top he is the best and can score on anybody from any angle. DJ can score...I believe he had 30 just a few games ago. Trez is great but he can’t clean the boards like DJ can. Doc is considering starting both of them as long as Gallo is out. That’s going to be interesting,


ClipperPostman
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It’s funny how Dj has a better game ban Austin. How do you go 5-14 fg - 1-4 from deep, As a starting guard and playing the most minutes you get 3 ast/3 turnovers.

How is that not a bad game??? He played nearly 40 freaking minutes. He sucks.


toohipcliptoslip
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Who is going to get Austin's minutes? Thornwell or the 10 day guy. CJ, Ty, Bradley bad Beverly are gone.

Austin gave the ball to DJ near chest level twice yes, but when there is four for bridge in the post, pass it high and you get stripped. He bobbles the ball. He can't hit a simple hook etc etc. It's like his ft's WERE. He doesn't have the touch. I'd like to see him guard Trezzl. We don't have the firepower to start Trezzl. Could you imagine him and BG together is BG played as touted.


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