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The Barnes Identity: Warriors 115 Clippers 94

There are plenty of reasons to discount this Warriors win over the Clippers. I sensed this would be a blowout before it happened, and missed an opportunity to make myself look good by predicting it in the last thread. I have noticed before that when teams come off a long winning streak, they often suffer a sustained letdown. This was also a road back-to-back. The Clippers were without Caron Butler, which threw off their normal rotation and further sapped their energy. And they are certainly looking ahead to the Lakers on Friday.        Continue reading

Your Nightmare Has Come True: Warriors 104 Clippers 97

It’s like a nightmare, isn’t it? It just keeps getting worse and worse.  — Grady Seasons

This will be remembered as the night that Ekpe “The Nightmare” Udoh put it all together, against the most hyped frontcourt in basketball.  Most startling of all — for those already familiar with his defensive prowess — was the confident offensive game he displayed.

It’s an amazing concept, isn’t it, five on five basketball on the offensive end?  Kind of hard to guard, isn’t it?                         Continue reading

Pre-Game Jitters: How to Beat the Clippers

Don’t you know
You better run, run, run, run, run,
run, run, run, run, run, run, run
Oh I said, you better
Run, run, run, run, run, run, run,
run, run, run, run, run.  —
Tracy Chapman

This comes straight from the playbook of Don Nelson, who back in the day when we believed, stole a game from the formidable Chris Paul – David West – Tyson Chandler Hornets, in New Orleans, like this:

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Pre-Game Jitters: Clippers at Warriors Preview

The Warriors are -5.5 favorites at home against the Clippers tonight.  I suppose this makes sense, given how Curry made Baron Davis look the last time they met in the Oracle. But looking at Warriors lines like this takes some getting used to!

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