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qrich 10-25-2010 12:12 AM

GT: Game 1 vs Blazers 10/27
 
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Los Angeles Clippers(0-0) VS
Portland Trail Blazers(?-?)
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WHEN: Wednesday, October 27th - 7:30 PM PT 10:30 PM ET
WHERE: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
MEDIA: FSN Prime Ticket; ESPN; AM 980




Q's Prediction: Clippers Win 98-84
Q's Prediction Record: 0-0


Q's Quote:
Here we go, new Coach, new uniforms, new season along with a new, and deeper bench. Additions of Ryan Gomes, Randy Foye, Eric Bledsoe, Willie Warren, Al-Farouq Aminu and even Brian Cook gives the Clippers the depth they have been lacking for so long and with a healthy Blake Griffin, they can sneak up on some teams and make a push for the post season for the first time since Sam Cassell & Cuttino Mobley took them one play away from an appearance in the Western Conference Finals. Blazers, on the flipside, will be coming off a back to back to open the season and are facing major injury concerns with their top three Centers and even Jeff Pendegraph went down so I expect the Clippers to attack in the inside with Blake Griffin and Chris Kaman, not to mention, Rhino off the bench.

Q's Key To The Game:
  • Attack the inside. As mentioned already, Blazers have injury issues with their big man and the Clippers should be able to exploit it with Kaman and Griffin.
  • Defend Roy. Brandon Roy is one of the few players in the NBA that can single handily win a game for his team, and the Clippers need to make sure Gordon and Butler stick him.
  • Three point shot. Bingo's have been an achilles heel of the Clippers for so long, but Gordon and Butler need to hit their shots to open up the inside for Kaman & Griffin.




dab0yech0 10-26-2010 12:59 AM

Re: GT: Game 1 vs Blazers 10/27
 
Will be at the game. ESPN is televising it, last time ESPN was in town for opening night the Lakers blew us out :facepalm

eemas91 10-28-2010 01:12 AM

Re: GT: Game 1 vs Blazers 10/27
 
Not complaining, but I wonder why VDN isn't playing Cook at all this game. He seemed to go to him a lot during the preseason.

qrich 10-28-2010 01:26 AM

Re: GT: Game 1 vs Blazers 10/27
 
I saw the second half mainly, so I can't fully comment on everything, but VDN is an idiot. Portland is playing a zone and you bench your hottest shooter?

qrich 10-28-2010 01:37 AM

Re: GT: Game 1 vs Blazers 10/27
 
Q's Keys To The Game:

Attack the inside. As mentioned already, Blazers have injury issues with their big man and the Clippers should be able to exploit it with Kaman and Griffin. Griffin did his job, getting 20/14 in his debut with 4 assists as well, but Kaman stunk it up. Eight points on 18 shot attempts is just flat out PATHETIC. Missing Craig Smith hurt as well.

Defend Roy. Brandon Roy is one of the few players in the NBA that can single handily win a game for his team, and the Clippers need to make sure Gordon and Butler stick him. Roy had a solid 22/10 but took 19 shots to do so and was guarded tough during the second half. For a wihle, t he Clippers couldn't guard anything.

Three point shot. Bingo's have been an achilles heel of the Clippers for so long, but Gordon and Butler need to hit their shots to open up the inside for Kaman & Griffin. 5-18 from three. Take away 4-6 from Rasual Butler (who was benched when the Blazers were playing zone surprisingly), the Clippers were 1-12 from three.

Al Thornton 10-28-2010 01:39 AM

Re: GT: Game 1 vs Blazers 10/27
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by qrich
I saw the second half mainly, so I can't fully comment on everything, but VDN is an idiot. Portland is playing a zone and you bench your hottest shooter?


his rotations were so bad all night. i guess i understand wwhy the bulls fans hated him so much. i think he'll be good for this team in the long run, but gotdamn. deandre jordan was blocking everything, him and blake were playing great and in the second half dj doesn't come back in. foye played way too many minutes, and played so terrible the whole game.

maybe i should just watch the first three quarters of every game.

DKLaker 10-28-2010 11:57 AM

Re: GT: Game 1 vs Blazers 10/27
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Al Thornton
his rotations were so bad all night. i guess i understand wwhy the bulls fans hated him so much. i think he'll be good for this team in the long run, but gotdamn. deandre jordan was blocking everything, him and blake were playing great and in the second half dj doesn't come back in. foye played way too many minutes, and played so terrible the whole game.

maybe i should just watch the first three quarters of every game.


Dude, it seemed like Dunleavy was back coaching the team :banghead:

dab0yech0 10-28-2010 02:37 PM

Re: GT: Game 1 vs Blazers 10/27
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20F9dIw_onk Blake still gives me hope

Also I dont think I have ever been at a Clipper game so loud since the 05/06 season. Hopefully we can keep up with attendance because it was an intense atmosphere.

qrich 10-28-2010 02:56 PM

Re: GT: Game 1 vs Blazers 10/27
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DKLaker
Dude, it seemed like Dunleavy was back coaching the team :banghead:


No kidding. Keeping your best shooter out when the opponents are playing zone is idiotic to do so. Not to mention attacking through Chris Kaman when he's struggling while the zone is STILL being played.


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