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11-03-2014, 06:33 PM
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Los Angeles Clipper(2-1) @ Utah Jazz(1-2)

WHEN: Monday, November 3rd at 7:30 PST
WHERE: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
Media: FSN Prime Ticket & KFWB AM 980


Q's Quote:
"The Clippers have been very subpar to start the year, definitely not the shades of a contending side. Good thing they still have over 75 games remaining to fix the issues. Rebounding is non-existent and no one would be able to hit the damn Atlantic Ocean had they been on the Titanic. A game versus the Jazz, at home, could be the push in the right direction the team needs in order to get a nice little run going. A tough five game stretch follows, with a road meeting versus the Warriors, before hosting the Blazers, Spurs, Suns and Bulls. A seven game road trip ensues. "

Q's Prediciton: 114-86 Win
Q's Prediction Record: 2-1

11-03-2014, 06:52 PM
My Quick Write-Up (http://mikesmind.sportsblog.com/posts/1214599/clippers_look_to_right_the_ship_versus_jazz.html)

Currently, the Clippers are ranked 30th, out of 30 teams, when it comes to rebounding, at a meager 34.7 per outing. That isn't the worst part, as the Clippers also are dead last when it comes to rebounding differential, at an astounding -9.6. To put that into perspective, the 29th ranked team is at -6.7.

DeAndre Jordan is doing well, at 10.7, good for 10th in the league, but he has no help. Griffin only chipping in with 7.3, and then the list drops to Spencer Hawes at 4 a night. A recipe for disaster, especially since the team is missing every jumper in sight, ranking them 27th in the league in field goal percentage and 23rd in 3-point percentage. In comparison, Utah is coming into the game at 46% from the field, good for 12th in the league.

Defensively, they aren't doing anything to counter their own shooting woes, allowing their three opponents, to this point, to shoot 48.4% from the field, ranking as the seventh worst in the league. Thankfully, for the Clippers, they are facing one of the teams behind them on this list, who are giving up 49.4% per night.