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Old 11-16-2012, 02:17 AM   #32
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Default Re: How did the Clippers lose to the likes of Warriors and Cavs at home when...

Originally Posted by ClutchOver9000
When it comes to older vets, it isn't always about statistical production.

Look at someone like Kidd. Making timely shots, getting crucial steals, knowing when to run and when to pace the offense, defensive stops, getting teammates the right looks etc.

Great players despite their age usually find ways to impact games to the benefit of their teams. Especially those that don't rely too much on athleticism.

Billups is essentially a coach on the floor for the Clippers if I'm not mistaken.

This is the key. With Crawford and more team weapons now Billups can just give a consistent 10-12 points, nothing more and his leadership, poise and ability to draw fouls will be enough. This is the benefit of the Clippers having the best backcourt rotation in the NBA. If Billups isn't doing much you have 20 ppg bench scorer Crawford or defensive terror Bledsoe. Or even once in a while Willie who can bang down a few threes.
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