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Old 12-29-2012, 07:12 PM   #46
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clippers would tap that nut like wade and DMC
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:13 PM   #47
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In the playoffs, you win with stars. OKC's stars are much better than the Clipps..
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:22 PM   #48
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In the playoffs, you win with stars. OKC's stars are much better than the Clipps..
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:49 PM   #49
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:50 PM   #50
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OKC. Depth is close to irrelevant in the playoffs, since everybody shortens their rotation and the edge LAC's 2nd stringers currently enjoy against other teams' benches simply won't exist in the playoffs. The playoffs are all about your core 3-4 players, coaching and defense. OKC's best 4 are much better than LAC's, they have the best player and the coaching is a toss up. The only edge LAC does have is their D, which has surprisingly been elite this year(ranked #2) while OKC's merely above average(#11) on that end of the floor. If LAC can somehow maintain that level on defense all year, which I highly doubt to begin with, VDN's teams have a history of being awful defensively, then I can see LAC stretching a 7 games series to 6, but no more.

The shortening roster argument won't work. The Clippers bench has been sh!tting on everyone's starters. No one in the league can stop Westbrook and Durant but I guarantee if you put Barnes on Durant and Bledsoe on Westbrook in a 7 game winning streak, shit won't come easy. And then you have Griffin who has improved tremendously on his help and on ball defense.

With that said, a Clippers/Thunder playoff series can go either way. The Clipps have been on fire but they are not invincible either and neither are the Thunder. The Clippers have inflated their bench because of what happened last spring against the Spurs. As long as the Clipps stay healthy, they have as good of a shot at winning the Championship as anybody.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:03 AM   #51
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Who matches up better with miami.. Clippers? Or thunder?
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:21 AM   #52
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:28 AM   #53
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:37 AM   #54
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Clippers are a better defensive team. They lead the league in causing turnovers...and the Thunder are turnover prone. Clippers are better, but the Thunder are more experienced.
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Darius is right about KD's scoring ability, that really does scare me. Barnes tries but Kobe, when he needed to, went through Barnes like a hot knife through butter. No one has an answer for KD, but sometimes the best defense is a good offense, someone who KD will have to guard and will take it to him- and we don't have an answer to that. But it'll still be a great series, Clipps played them well last year and won the season series. It doesn't mean a lot but gives us some indication.
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Darius is right about KD's scoring ability, that really does scare me. Barnes tries but Kobe, when he needed to, went through Barnes like a hot knife through butter. No one has an answer for KD, but sometimes the best defense is a good offense, someone who KD will have to guard and will take it to him- and we don't have an answer to that. But it'll still be a great series, Clipps played them well last year and won the season series. It doesn't mean a lot but gives us some indication.

The meeting in a few weeks should be a good measuring stick.
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Default Re: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Clippers

I say OKC in 6. Their stars are better than OKC stars. Durant is better than CP3 and Westbrook is better than Blake Griffin.
Also Clippers inability to hit free throws when it counts (Griffin and DeAndre Jordan are poor free throw shooters) is a huge disadvantage.
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