FanPost

Baron Davis Is Coming - With Kaman in Tow

Watch out people. The Boom Dizzle is startin to sizzle!

Baron Davis shot 50% from the field, made all his free throws, hit a three and put up 23 points, 8 assists, 4 rebounds and got a steal. And he stayed out of foul trouble, incurring only 3 fouls.

He played just over 40 minutes for the first time this season and was CHARGING to the basket, breaking ankles with his shake and bake, dishing to Kaman over and over again.

Baron is starting to look like he is feeling better - which is essential for the Clippers to be even close to winning a game.

I actually got to talk to Baron for a quick minute as he signed autographs for me and some other fans on opening night against the Lakers. That night, over a week ago, he seemed rather down and my gut told me that I was talking to a guy who just wasn't feeling right. I watched him during the afternoon shootaround and he never cracked a smile.

Every game I went to after that, Baron seemed to be laboring, rarely initiating contact, mostly avoiding the lane, settling for many bad outside shots. I didn't see the dynamic superstar I know he is.

In complete contrast, tonight, Baron was playing with reckless abandon. Forcing action inside, drawing defenders, throwing up impossible lay ups, making some, leaving others to be cleaned up by Camby and Kaman.

Tonight Kaman wasn't sandwiched by an extra defender. He was free to show off the All Star form he had last year because Baron kept the defenders honest. Kaman's line? 23 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks and only 2 turnovers! (And that against YAO!)

Marcus Camby had 13 rebounds in reduced minutes. Brian Skinner actually looked decent. Al Thornton seemed to take shots in a better rhythm (except for maybe that open jumpshot he should have taken in the forth...), Ricky Davis hit some shots and Eric Gordon actually didn't look totally lost. Why?

Because as Kenny the Jet repeatedly says on TNT - a great player will put the rest of his team in their natural positions, and the game will be much easier for all of them.

No, they did not win, but if Baron keeps up this aggressive play and can stay out of foul trouble and play 40 plus minutes per night - they will definitely have a chance.

If you can combine that with Marcus Camby working his way up to 30 - 40 minutes a game, I would say the Clippers will have a good chance of winning every game they play.

So keep watching Clipper Fans. If Baron stays on this course, Kaman will continue to look like an All-Star and a Clipper win is sure to follow.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Clips Nation

You must be a member of Clips Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Clips Nation. You should read them.

Join Clips Nation

You must be a member of Clips Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Clips Nation. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker