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Maccabi at Clippers - Open Thread

The Clippers game tonight isn't just pre-season.  It's a pre-season exhibition.  So all of the caveats we usually attach to pre-season games are doubled for this one.  It's just pre-season PLUS it's not NBA competition.

But it is a good team.  Maccabi is a perennial power in the EuroLeague, the top league in the world after the NBA.  As often happens with European teams, the Maccabi roster turned over pretty significantly this year.  Among the bigger names on the team are Chuck Eidson, Maciej Lampe, Stephane Lasme and Alan Anderson.  They traditionally have had really strong point guard play, with Sarunas Jasikevicius a few years back and Carlos Arroyo the last couple of seasons.  But with Arroyo returning to the NBA, they'll be relying on Andrew Wisniewski this season, which could be a problem.  For you USC fans David Bluthenthal is also on on the team.

For the Clippers, MDsr would like to give Rasual Butler a night off, but may not be able to if Al Thornton can't go.  Ditto for Baron Davis and Sebastian Telfair.  If Bassy is alright to play decent minutes, then Baron will likely get the night off.

No TV on this one, just AM 980.