dj vitus wrote:
Clips as champs???
Not today, not ever.
Their win streak is impressive, but no wins against any real teams except Chicago, and Chicago is only 15-12.
This is the same Clippers team that previously had a 4 game skid, ending with a home loss to the Pelicans minus Anthony Davis.
As much as I want the Lakers to snap their 19-game win streak, the Clips are probably not gonna get there.
Yeah but they're a different team now. They are playing great defense adn they're blowing literally everyone out. They have multiple guys that can take a game over, and a few them are on the BENCH. They are pretty scary and really their only challenge is what to do with billups and hill when they get back....barnes and green have played really well....same with bledsoe and crawford...somebody will get cut from the rotation....im betting it'll be green but he has been quietly solid for them. The clippers are also managing the minutes of their star players really well...cp3 and bg only avg 32mpg. They grew up last year in the playoffs with that game 7 road victory against Memphis...even though they were swept next round, that's something that every team needs to go through. OKC went through it, and now the CLippers are going through it. They have a good mix of vets who have been there and young guys that grew up in the playoffs last year. Also, DeAndre came back with an improved post game and they go to him sometimes.
Very impresssed by the Clipppers and they're VERY under the radar this year....last year they came in SUPER overhyped and I hated them cuz I thought they didn't deserve the hype. THIS YEAR though, nobody is paying attention, and to be quite honest, they deserve some hype and attention. 14 game winning streak, don't care who they played, is still impressive in today's league. Then again, they are the Clippers...they don't have the hype and pressure of a Lakers team....every single team gets up to play against the Lakers....opposing teams don't view the Clippers this way yet. But soon, they might.