Well, after last night's loss to the Golden State Warriors you'd expect Doc to be pissed, right? Yeah, you're right and he was really pissed. Here's a few choice words he had to say on the matter:
Tonight was great in the aspect, I kind of said, ‘Something’s going to happen tonight. It’s going to be good or bad for us. We’re going to find out exactly what we need to find out.’ And what we found is that they’re way better than us right now. It’s not even…if this was a playoff series, we’d lose in four games. It would be a destruction. From our standpoint, I’ve got to do a better job. I told the guys that. This is not their fault. I’ve got to figure it out. I’ve never been in a game where a team scores 65 points and we have one foul. That, to the core of me, bothers me to no end. I mean, I’ve never seen that before. And I think the foul was late, and it was a mistake. It probably wasn’t a foul. For me, I’m doing something wrong because that’s as soft as you can probably get in a game. One foul? At halftime? Are you (expletive) kidding me? That’s as bad as I’ve seen. Forget what we’ve got to fix. That, over anything, tells me we weren’t competitive.
Before last nights game, Warriors ' Andre Iguodala had some choice words on the Clippers/Warriors rivalry.
It’s not a rivalry, Neither one of these teams has done anything.
Not saying a whole lot, but is he wrong?
The two teams, which have a recent history of distaste, scrapped their way through a seven-game playoff series last season. That was a fight – one the Clippers won. This wasn’t; this was mostly unimpeded dominance.
After the Clippers were outrebounded in each of their eight exhibition games, Rivers spent much of the following days at practice focusing on improving in that area. Last season they were ranked 13th in the league in rebounding despite having the league's top rebounder in DeAndre Jordan. The Clippers appear to still be struggling on the boards -- they've been outrebounded in each of their four regular-season games. But Rivers recently said that the numbers may be misleading.
A good review from FullyClips on who they think the "Good, the Bad and the Ugly" are on this Clippers' team.
Well, a short bunch of links, but hopefully enough to get your mind off last night. But as always I leave you with a question(s).
What are your main concerns so far about this seasons Clippers and what do you think about the "rivalry" the Clipper and Warriors share?