On paper, this game looked like one where the Clips would be able to mail it in – the Nets are on pace to finish the season with the worst single-season record in NBA HISTORY, were playing without both members of their starting backcourt, whereas the Clippers were coming off a blowout win over the Wizards and a tough loss to the Celtics and also had the benefit of startign guard Eric Gordon returning to the lineup for the first time in three games.
But that’s what happens when you’re a Clipper fan, you constantly fool yourself into thinking logically about match-ups or roster moves of draft choices, ignoring the fact that being a Clippers fan means you constantly have to equate for one of the largest variables in all of sports – the fact the the team you’re rooting for is the Los Angeles Clippers and are, by rule, immune to such bursts of logic and optimism.
If there is a bright spot among the wreckage (there’s that optimism showing it’s ugly face again) it’s that the newly acquired Bobby Brown got into the game and contributed 8 points in 16 minutes,including two made three-pointers. If there’s a glaring dark spot among the rest of the dark spots strewn about in the aftermath of such a horrid performance, it’s that Marcus Camby was limited to only 7 minutes due to bruised ribs. No word yet if the rest of the team is going to be questionable for tomorrow night’s game against Timberwolves on account of their bruised egos.