Clippers avoid 4 game skid

Mar 24, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers head coach Vinny Del Negro during the game against the Memphis Grizzlies during the second quarter at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-US PRESSWIRE

The Clippers avoided a 4 game losing streak, and Vinny Del Negro spared himself a couple days of speculation about whether or not he will keep his job.

Chris Paul had a spectacular game and first quarter, scoring 19 points and 13 assists for the game. Blake Griffin chimed in too with 20 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists. Randy Foye had a spectacular game from the 3 point line (4 for 8), Caron Butler aded 12 points, and Nick Young (16 points) had something to say from the bench as well.

It was a much better shooting night overall for the Clippers who shot 50% from the field, and they were able to knock down their free-throws tonight as well, which had been an area of concern for them recently.

If the Clippers want to keep climbing the West’s standings they will need to keep this momentum going all the way through the rest of their home-stand; and if they don’t, then Vinny Del Negro will have some explaining to do.

Topics: Vinny Del Negro

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  • JackQuad

    This was a fun game to watch. The Clippers really need to pull it together the playoffs are just around the corner. I think if CP3 gets at least 10 assists a game we can content with any team, but drawing from other resources could be difficult. Foye does not score 18 points each game, but when he does it makes a big difference. Striving for balance and consistency is something the Clippers have been trying to do this entire season.

    • davedaniels

      Yes! Consistency is definitely the key. I think the main knock against Del Negro this year has been his team’s lack of consistency; sometimes even I forget that this is a team that was put together basically a week before training camp, and the Heat last year showed that just because you are a talented team, it doesn’t make you a championship team. Championships are won on the court, not on paper, and the Clippers need to bring it on the court to be in contention.