Los Angeles Clippers: Lob City Becoming Sob City

WTF! That is my feeling towards the Los Angeles Clippers losing three in a row for the first time this season. They now find themselves five games over .500 and hoping to hold on to one of the final playoff spots. All the momentum the Clippers started with at the start of the season has seemingly vanished. Some analysts were picking the Clippers as a possible Finals team, now it looks like they might just limp into the post season. It’s frustrated to see the Clippers struggle and know my attentions are towards the mind set of guard Chris Paul. The Clips will have CP3 next season, but if these kinds of results continue, expect next year to be his lasts. The digression of the Clippers has been a hard thing to watch. Since the All-Star break the Clips have been playing under .500 and have been getting blown out by many teams. During the three game losing streak the Clips were blown out against the Indiana Pacers and the Oklahoma City Thunder. The only game they really had a chance to win was at New Orleans, a game I thought CP3 would have dominated; instead it was a former Clipper who had the lasts laugh. Center Chris Kaman had a great game versus his old team scoring 20 points and pulling down 10 rebounds.

To put it frankly, the Clips have a bunch of makeup work to get done. Luckily the Clippers will host their next five games. In that stretch they need to win four of five to keep a playoff berth possible and to restore confidence back into the franchise. CP3 has been doing his part to keep the team competitive, the weight now falls on the shoulders of forward Blake Griffin. I feel as if Blake has not done as well as expected. Don’t get me wrong he is an outstanding talent in the NBA, as far as I know that man can actually fly, but the truth of the matter is everyone expected his game to elevate to another level with CP3. Simply is has not.

Versus the Thunder Blake was held to a career low 7 points and I wonder if this is a sophomore slump that he is facing. A factor to consider is Blake has gotten beaten up throughout the season. Anytime he is under the hoop or slashing towards the goal he gets absolutely mulled, none more obvious than the play in the Hornets game. Blake was thrown to the floor during a fast break opportunity. Although the play was dirty, the same has been occurring throughout the season. Blake is an awesome young player and has had great performances thus; it’s just a bit inconsistent.

Feels like I have been saying this for awhile now, but the Clips need to get it together. Otherwise Lob City will shortly become Sob City. Clipper fans do not want that to be the case. Let’s keep the faith and hope for a quick turnaround. LET’S GO CLIPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Topics: Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, Losing Streak

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  • JackQuad

    It’s great to see the defense step up more without Williams in the lineup some of the second string players saw some more playing time. Creating 27 turnovers is a great way to win basketball games.

    • davedaniels

      You make a great point about the Clippers bench. Nick Young(who just had a great game against the Hornets) will be interesting to watch in the coming weeks, because he could end up being very useful in the playoffs. Young has one of the lowest assist ratings of any shooting in NBA history, but no one ever said he can’t shoot the ball.