4 Total Updates since November 3, 2012
7 months ago Update 65 comments
While most of us Clipper fans were thinking lofty thoughts of a 3-0 start to this 2012-2013 season, the Golden State Warriors had other ideas.
Was this a trap game? After putting down a tough, talented Grizzlies' team in the first game and dusting the highly touted Lakers in the second, Clipper fans were feeling pretty good about the Clips prospects against the Golden State Warriors.
Don't get the wrong idea, the Warriors aren't a bad team, they have some nice pieces and they seems miles better than the strange mismatched teams the Warriors have fielded the last few years. With a potential starting five of Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry, David Lee, Andrew Bogut, and Harrison Barnes, the Dubs can play with anybody. And they started the season with some nice reserves in Jarret Jack, Carl Landry, and Brandon Rush.
But Rush went out last night with a torn ACL, and Bogut's not ready to play back-to-backs and was unavailable tonight. The Clippers aren't going to sneak up on anyone this season and the Warriors are a legitimate threat to make the playoffs, a victory against the Clips would be huge plus for the 1-1 Warriors.
It was an ugly game for both teams with a total of 91 free throw attempts on 65 called fouls. (Box Score here). That's right ninety-one free throws (there were nine technical fouls). But don't blame it on the refs. The Clips fell behind at the start 8-0, and were down by 14 halfway through the first quarter. They stayed behind the entire game, barely managing to tie it three times, at 49, 67, and 105, but never taking the lead.
When Chris Paul was called for an offensive foul after apparently driving to put the Clips in the lead with seven seconds left, it seemed to be just the way things were going.
|Final - 11.3.2012||1||2||3||4||Total|
|Golden State Warriors||33||24||28||29||114|
|Los Angeles Clippers||24||29||26||31||110|
7 months ago Update 924 comments
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7 months ago Article 494 comments
The Clippers will try to win their third straight to start the season tonight against a Golden State team playing without Andrew Bogut and Brandon Rush.
7 months ago Article 68 comments
The Clippers have a chance to start their season 3-0 and hand another defeat to a division rival. Playing at home against a Warriors team missing new center Andrew Bogut, the Clippers absolutely need to and should win this game.
7 months ago Article 2 comments
As we often do, in advance of tonight's clash between the Clippers and the Warriors I exchanged questions with Nate Parham from SB Nation's Warriors blog Golden State of Mind (one of the few NBA blogs that has been around longer than Clips Nation). Good news/bad news for the Clippers -- no Andrew Bogut tonight, which deprives fans of a chance to see a very good player, but greatly increases the Clippers' odds of winning.