Apr 30, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers small forward Caron Butler (5), power forward Blake Griffin (middle) and point guard Chauncey Billups (right) on the bench at the end of game five of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs against the Memphis Grizzlies at the Staples Center. Grizzlies won 103-93. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

How High is the Clippers' Panic Meter?

Uh oh! The Clippers are down 3-2 in the series heading back to Memphis, and worse, Blake Griffin injured his ankle! This is all bad, yes, but there’s no need to panic. That reason would be because the Clippers have one of the best point guards in the game today, maybe of all time. This guy just happens to know what to do in these types of circumstances.

Last year, the Clippers came back from a large deficit to beat the Grizzlies in overtime. That furious charge was lead by Chris Paul, who seemed to know what he was doing the whole game. It wasn’t obvious, but Paul is a genius when it comes to shot-making and taking. He’s a scorer when he wants to be, and can assist his teammates.

With that being said, the Clippers don’t have a very high panic meter. The only thing, however, that they need to think about is their offensive game. Memphis is a great team, defensively, but they still struggle with being able to produce properly on offense. If the Clippers can have any type of offensive night, they can take Memphis’ crowd out of the game, win it and go home for an anticipated game 7.


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    I love me some Clips, but the panic meter should be at about 15 (on a scale from 1 to 10) right now. Yeah, CP3 can make the most most money by re-signing with the Clippers, but it’s not like he’d make chump change if he signs a max contract with another team. And he’s one of the few guys in the NBA that is capable of earning national endorsements (e.g. State Farm). Besides for Blake Griffin, who wasn’t great in this series even before he got injured, the Clippers “deep” roster hasn’t looked very good in these playoff. The Clippers appear to be nowhere close to championship contenders.

    If the Clippers get rolled in game 6 without putting up a good fight, I’ll be very, very worried about their ability to re-sign CP3.

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