Tonight's game showed how diversed and talented this Clipper team is. The ALLEY OOP together with the pick and roll (P&R) are being consistently utlitlized and for 3 games in a row have weakened the defense of the opposing teams. Even DJ now is in the mix, with EJ as the facilitator in their own version of the P&R. . Twice in the game, the two simply executed the P&R flawlessly.
With a "born again" Baron leading the pack, the players are becoming spirited in their games. It looks like Baron's word now in the bench and during the hug is considered Gospel (hope this will go on)
With Blake pretty much giving the nod to Baron's leadership, everybody is listening and is motivated to perform.
Other than Blake and EJ, here is the team production:
Gomes - 22 pts & 10 rebs;
DJ- 9 pts. and 9 rebs;
Aminu - 9 pts & 7 rebs
Bledsoe - 3 pts, 6 rebs & 2 assists
Butler - 2 pts , 5 rebs & 2 assists
Baron - 9 pts, 5 rebs & 12 assists
Total turnovers- 12!!!!!
This is a picture perfect of a team playing as a unit with everybody contributing.
The result is a WIN!
With all these, I still would like to see them developing a killer instict.
Had they not relaxed for almost 5 minutes, they could have won by 30.
Part of growing as the Clipper Nation rise!