Game Day: Clippers (21-16) @ Suns (9-30), Fri 1/4/19

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Re: Game Day: Clippers (21-16) @ Suns (9-30), Fri 1/4/19

Post by Xylus » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:13 pm

I’m pretty sure Warren doesn’t pass the ball because he’s terrible at it.

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Post by Danimal » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:13 pm

Split T wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:12 pm
Warren really needs to learn how to throw the ball to warren when he’s all by himself under the rim. Not asking for any complex passing, just the simple lob or drop off pass.
Pass to himself? I'd be impressed

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Post by Split T » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:14 pm

Danimal wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:13 pm
Split T wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:12 pm
Warren really needs to learn how to throw the ball to warren when he’s all by himself under the rim. Not asking for any complex passing, just the simple lob or drop off pass.
Pass to himself? I'd be impressed
Haha, my bad...pass to Ayton

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Re: Game Day: Clippers (21-16) @ Suns (9-30), Fri 1/4/19

Post by Split T » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:16 pm

Xylus wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:13 pm
I’m pretty sure Warren doesn’t pass the ball because he’s terrible at it.
I’m sure that’s the case, but warren was at the 3 point line and Ayton was directly under the hoop with no one within 10 feet of him. He’s just got to throw the ball in the air near the hoop.

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Post by Xylus » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:17 pm

Split T wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:16 pm
Xylus wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:13 pm
I’m pretty sure Warren doesn’t pass the ball because he’s terrible at it.
I’m sure that’s the case, but warren was at the 3 point line and Ayton was directly under the hoop with no one within 10 feet of him. He’s just got to throw the ball in the air near the hoop.
Yeah, that was an egregious missed pass

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Re: Game Day: Clippers (21-16) @ Suns (9-30), Fri 1/4/19

Post by Split T » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:19 pm

Our starters have 9 rebounds combined...
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Re: Game Day: Clippers (21-16) @ Suns (9-30), Fri 1/4/19

Post by The Bobster » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:19 pm

Warren - 27 minutes, 1 rebound
Bridges - 31 minutes, 1 rebound
Melton - 16 minutes, 0 rebounds
Booker - 35 minutes, 2 rebounds
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Post by Danimal » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:21 pm

Split T wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:14 pm
Danimal wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:13 pm
Split T wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:12 pm
Warren really needs to learn how to throw the ball to warren when he’s all by himself under the rim. Not asking for any complex passing, just the simple lob or drop off pass.
Pass to himself? I'd be impressed
Haha, my bad...pass to Ayton
in his defense, none of our guys really pass to ayton. unless you include lobby it up blindly in the paint when he is surrounded by 3 defenders.

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Re: Game Day: Clippers (21-16) @ Suns (9-30), Fri 1/4/19

Post by The Bobster » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:23 pm

poor effort, bad rebounding, horrid defense.... I'm running out of adjectives to describe how s*** they're playing.
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Re: Game Day: Clippers (21-16) @ Suns (9-30), Fri 1/4/19

Post by Xylus » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:23 pm

Split T wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:19 pm
Our starters have 9 rebounds combined...
WOW.

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Post by The Bobster » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:25 pm

Xylus wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:23 pm
Split T wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:19 pm
Our starters have 9 rebounds combined...
WOW.
They finished with 11. Gortat had 13.
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Post by Split T » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:26 pm

We finished at 53% from the field, almost 50% from 3, but you gotta play defense and grab some rebounds.

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Post by The Bobster » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:27 pm

Split T wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:26 pm
We finished at 53% from the field, almost 50% from 3, but you gotta play defense and grab some rebounds.

And you can't wait until you're down 20+ points at halftime before you start putting up any resistance.
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Post by Split T » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:27 pm

18 defensive rebounds for us, 16 offensive rebounds for LA. Pretty embarrassing

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Re: Game Day: Clippers (21-16) @ Suns (9-30), Fri 1/4/19

Post by Split T » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:28 pm

The Bobster wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:27 pm
Split T wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:26 pm
We finished at 53% from the field, almost 50% from 3, but you gotta play defense and grab some rebounds.

And you can;t wait until you're down 20+ points at halftime before you start putting up any resistance.
Yep, been the story of this homestand

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Post by The Bobster » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:29 pm

Biggest Needs:

1 Point Guard
2 Power Forward
3 Heart transplant
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Re: Game Day: Clippers (21-16) @ Suns (9-30), Fri 1/4/19

Post by Danimal » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:30 pm

So what next?

I dont mind starting Oubre after this many terrible 1st Quarters. Or at least sub the starters out early if they are struggling. Too much outside shooting tonight when it wasnt going. we could have looked to ayton or booker inside. Even jackson did a few little things down low.

One thing is trying to get melton more aggressive on offense. He has some play making but recently he is either being too timid. We badly need dribble penetration.
Ayton with a limp dick game tonight. But its also on his teammates and coach for not getting him more involved on O. I really wish we would go to him more early. Otherwise you saw tonight that other team just collapses on booker

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Post by Cap » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:53 pm

The Bobster wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:25 pm
Xylus wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:23 pm
Split T wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:19 pm
Our starters have 9 rebounds combined...
WOW.
They finished with 11. Gortat had 13.
18 points, 13 rebounds, 80% fg. In other words, pretty average numbers for a starting center against the Suns.
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Re: Game Day: Clippers (21-16) @ Suns (9-30), Fri 1/4/19

Post by LazarusLong » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:29 pm

I had 14th row seats and a great view of this “lesson” for the Suns.
Team started well, but then began missing shots—good looks, though—and got discouraged quickly. Getting discouraged, they lost a step on defense and the Clippers made them pay by finding the open man and hitting the shot. At one point in the second quarter, LA was shooting 71%.
Point Book was a failure tonight. The Clippers double-teamed often, with different guys coming out harassing him. He started making bad passes and stupid fouls.
Ayton looked awful. I heard the post-game show on the radio, and the callers and the host said he wasn’t getting the ball enough. That's BS. He wasn’t getting himself open and. when he did get a pass, he’d fumble the ball or hold onto it too long and have it poked away by weakside help. Was not impressed with his hands. On defense, Gortat made him look silly.
Bridges was schooled by Harris and Gallinari. They’re both offensive machines, and they took advantage of Bridges’ inexperience.
Melton had his moments, as did Oubre and Crawford, especially in the second half for Crawford. Shots weren’t dropping for TJ in the first quarter, but he warmed up in the second half.
Clippers looked impressive, and go about 10 deep. Harrell and Gortat were effective in the post—Marjanovic didn’t even get off the bench. I’m wondering how they will find minutes for Mbah a Moute when he is ready to play.
Back to the Suns. They need a good point guard, and Ayton needs a lot of work.
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Re: Game Day: Clippers (21-16) @ Suns (9-30), Fri 1/4/19

Post by LazarusLong » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:37 pm

Xylus wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:13 pm
I’m pretty sure Warren doesn’t pass the ball because he’s terrible at it.
The team in general gets a D- for ball movement/passing.
Sloppy passes and telegraphed movement that smart teams can feast on.
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