SAN ANTONIO STARTERS
PLAYA VISTA–Clippers head coach Vinny Del Negro targeted two points of emphasis Tuesday when it comes to fixing what has ailed his team in their recent two-game slide: taking care of the basketball and rebounding.
This past summer, The Avengers showed us what can happen when a group of talented individuals come together as one. In the NBA, GMs strive to assemble a group of players like the Avengers. You need a leader on the floor (Captain America); someone to bring the thunder in the paint (Thor); a seasoned vet who has been through the trenches (Iron Man); a sharpshooting assassin who can drain outside jumpers (Hawkeye); and, of cours
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Turnovers prove costly as Clippers fall to Cavaliers
LOS ANGELES - It hardly shows up in the box score, considering Cleveland’s 14 3-point baskets and 18 offensive rebounds, but the Clippers’ scrambling comeback attempt in the final quarter was predicated on their defensive effort. And reserve point guard Eric Bledsoe, who was summoned from the bench for more than 17 second-half minutes, helped spur the rediscovered energy.
LOS ANGELES – For the second straight game the Clippers got down early, expended energy climbing back, drew even, and ultimately failed to complete the comeback in the final minutes.
On Monday it was Cavaliers youngsters Dion Waiters and Kyrie Irving making big shots down the stretch to knock off the Clippers, 108-101, at Staples Center.
LOS ANGELES - After the Clippers lost to the Golden State Warriors Saturday, Chris Paul lamented that his team had to lose a game in order to learn a lesson.
“It would have been nice to win and learn from the game,” Paul said. “But it’s all good, it’s early. It’s a good wakeup call to show that we can’t come back and turn it on whenever we want to.”