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The Bench is great but the true catalyst isn't getting his due props!



@JCrossover is having a great year and is playing strong hard D like we need him to, including all the ankle breaking and great scoring that is much needed. Eric Bledsoe is playing under much needed control and handling the duties that a great reserve point guard should. The big men are playing like good reserves should (big). Odom is getting in better shape and defensively he his almost back to full form. I think that Odom should play a little more in the post though. Ronny is doing an excellent job as a back up center, making it hard for every one he defends.

Now I come to the real glue guy that is making this whole incredible historical first half of the season keep rolling the way it is. Mr. Barnes we really appreciate and need your services! Not only is Matt filling the stat sheet every night, he guards the opponents best big guard or small forward while he's on the court. Double digits points while guarding the opposing teams best scorer is a hard task for any player specially when he's doing it at an all nba level. So Matt if no one else that watches the games acknowledge your contributions let me be first to say thank you and keep up the great work!

P.S. this is in no way a sleight at any of the great play of any of the other bench players or any player of the Clippers! By the way once we're all the way healthy no doubt we are going to win the shabamm this year!

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