The all day coverage you need to go into tonight's contest. We're just making sure you're prepared to drop that extra knowledge on the brosephs to get you another smidgen of respect.
Whenever Portland plays the Clippers, I get all worried, flustered and bewildered. Why? You got me. The Blazers have owned them over the last 2 years with their only loss coming at home in a double overtime stunner that Steve Blake should have stapled to the back of his locker. Maybe it's memories of Baron Davis as an 8th seed singlehandedly taking down the Mavs or maybe it's just the thought of meeting Chris Kaman in Mexico after slurping a tequila worm in the back alley of a red light she-male district. (Not that that has happened...)
This other Los Angeles team rolls into town tonight after having shocked the Celtics at the buzzer 3 nights ago. So yeah, they are flying in on a solid 2.5 day rest with puffy chests and loaded pillow cases. (Bassy!)
On a positive note for Portland, the Clippers, as you might expect, are pretty lowsy in just about every statistical category hence their bottom feeding record. They shoot the ball at 30.7% from deep, 73.4% from the line, and post rebound totals better than just 10 other NBA teams. What do they do well? Pound the ball to Kaman over and over again. And actually, that has proven to be somewhat of an Achilles heel. (OK, bad McMillan joke.) Sure, his points and boards look All-Star-esque, but aside from Baron Davis, he's got everyone else on the team doubled in turnovers. Solid.
Avoid a miracle shooting night by the Clipshow and this should be a breeeeeeeeze. Gimme a throwback double head pound for Darius and Q.
- Breakdown of D-league player workouts for Portland. [Ridiculous Upside]
- Non-guaranteed deal finalized for Randolph. [Brian T. Smith]
- Patty Mills already making rookie mistakes. [Jason Quick]
- Joel and Greg becoming quite close. [Jason Quick]
- Full game preview from Dave. [BlazersEdge]
- Enemy coverage #1. [Clips Nation]
- Enemy coverage #2. [ClipperBlog]