The LA Clippers are rolling with a blow out of the Portland Trailblazers at the Staples Center on November 9th. They are red hot as they destroyed the tired visiting Trailblazers, who had a tough long game vs. Phoenix the night before. I don’t know if it would have mattered as the Clippers are playing at such a high level and all cylinders are clicking. Their only loss was to Oklahoma City. The final score was 111-80 but the lead was close to 50 at one point. Blake Griffin led a balanced attack with 22 points as the team played very well together. Luc Mbah A Moute has been put in as defensive stopper for the opposing teams star. Damian Lillard scored only 8 points and back-court mate CJ McCollum only scored 8 as well. The Clippers 7-1 start is their best in team history. Next up is a rematch at Oklahoma City for revenge.
The team chemistry seems the best it has been for any season under Coach Doc Rivers. Blake Griffin is playing at even a higher level and is getting defensive props from other teams and players. DeAndre Jordan has come into his own as the best defensive center in the NBA and contributing to the offense as well. He is always dangerous on the lob dunks. Chris Paul is determined to take this team past the first round this year in the playoffs and still remains one of the top point guards in the NBA while JJ Redick has become one of the NBA’s best shooters. Jamal Crawford is the reigning 6th man of the year. Austin Rivers and Wesley Johnson have key roles off the bench. Paul Pierce is playing in his final season and adds a lot of leadership and experience even if his role is diminished.
Adding veterans such as Mo Speights, Raymond Felton, Alan Anderson and Brandon Bass as improved the bench.
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