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Clippers Top Tweets: Week Six in Review

To quote Meatloaf: “Two out of three ain’t bad.”

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The Clippers played three-games on the road Thanksgiving week, securing back-to-back wins against the Dallas Mavericks (114-99) and the Memphis Grizzlies (121-119), and dropping one in disappointing fashion to Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs (107-97).

In case you missed them, here are a few odds and ends from this holiday week, care of Twitter.

Clippers Defensive FLEX Shuts Down Wonder Boy

Entering Tuesday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks, the Clippers knew they had to pay special attention to 20-year old phenom Luka Doncic. As both Kawhi Leonard and Paul George put it, Doncic is “the head of the snake” in Dallas, and everyone knows that to kill a snake, you have to cut off its head.

The Clippers took a more brutal approach than decapitation to Doncic, smothering him with street style lock-down defense. Doncic entered the contest averaging 30 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists on 49% shooting, but was held to 22 points on 28.6 percent shooting by a bevy of blitzing Clipper defenders.

The frustrated guard was zero for eight from three-point range and contributed 7 turnovers in Dallas’ 114-99 loss. The Clippers left the young star so out of sorts he left the arena without addressing the media. Ay, pobresita!

The move earned mixed reviews and criticism from pundits and NBA fans alike.

Fun Guy Makes Jokes?

Arguably, the most interesting story line from the Clippers-Mavs match-up involved the mysterious wit of Kawhi Leonard, a cackling Sam Cassell, and Tyronn Lue’s suit.

It all started when the Clippers broadcast caught an exchange between Leonard and Cassell on the bench late in the fourth quarter. No one knows exactly was it was that Kawhi said to Sam, but it had the assistant coach rolling.

The fact that Kawhi remained completely deadpan during the exchange has simply served to fuel his legend.

So what did Kawhi say to Cassell to make him react in such a way? No one is reporting, but Twitter had thoughts.

Some funnier than others.

Other folks thought Ty Lue’s reaction to having his suit grabbed was the best part of the clip.

Blessed with Mike Fratello on the Mic!

Clipper Nation had a treat this week with Mike Fratello filling in for Chauncey Billups alongside Brian Sieman. The Czar is one of the winningest head coaches in NBA history, ranking respectively 18th and 19th in all-time regular season wins (667) and games coached (1,215). He is also by far one of the best color commentators in the NBA!

If you’ve had the pleasure of watching The Irishman already, this makes complete sense.

Clipper Nation 20 Weeks In...

We are are already twenty games through the 2019-20 season and the Clippers are making some new fans...

and continuing to live rent free in the heads of haters.

Keep on keepin’ on Clipper Nation!

That’s it for this week. See you online!

p.s. Is it just me or does Lou Williams always look like he’s doing something naughty?