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Clippers-Bobcats open thread

With the Clippers headed out for a brief road trip after this game, I maintain it's a trap game. It may not be a very good trap, since the Bobcats aren't very good, but it's a trap nonetheless. Not all traps work.

Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports
2012/2013 NBA Regular Season

February 26th, 2013, 7:30 PM
Prime Ticket, KFWB 980 AM, KWKW 1330 AM
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Probable Starters
Chris Paul PG Kemba Walker
Chauncey Billups SG Gerald Henderson
Caron Butler SF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
Blake Griffin PF Bismack Biyombo
DeAndre Jordan C Byron Mullens
Advanced Stats through games of Feb. 25
91.7 (15th of 30) Pace 91.7 (16th of 30)
109.2 (7th of 30) ORtg 101.4 (28th of 30)
102.4 (6th of 30) DRtg 111.0 (29th of 30)
Trey Thompkins (knee) out

On the wish list for this game, Chris Paul hits some shots and Lamar Odom looks to score. That's in addition to getting the win, of course. According to Eric Patten's pregame report at, Jamal Crawford will miss the game due to the birth of his daughter, London. That obviously leaves the Clippers second unit a bit underpowered... all the more reason for Lamar to step up.