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” There is none,” George said when asked what the groups level of concern is after losing the first two video games at home.” We just got to play our video game, we got to play through this. By comparison, the Clippers shot 53.6 percent from the flooring and 39.4 percent (13-for-33) from beyond the arc. In the very first two video games, Los Angeles is 24-for-73 from 3-point range (32.8 percent).
The Los Angeles Clippers have high expectations, to the point rest for their top two players throughout the routine season takes top priority with an eye on the playoffs. Tuesday nights loss to the Dallas Mavericks, and being down 0-2 in their first round series with back-to-back losses at home, is not part of the plan.
As anticipated, the company line was shown by Paul George when he was asked about the Clippers concern level down 0-2.
” There is none,” George stated when asked what the groups level of concern is after losing the first two video games at home. We got to increase to the event.
” We just got to play our video game, we got to play through this. We simply got to do a better job defensively of quieting everybody else.”
By contrast, the Clippers shot 53.6 percent from the flooring and 39.4 percent (13-for-33) from beyond the arc. In the first two video games, Los Angeles is 24-for-73 from 3-point variety (32.8 percent).
As the series now moves to Dallas, and the statistical likelihoods prefer them losing the series, these three Clippers must step up.
3. Marcus Morris.
Over the first 2 video games against the Mavericks, Morris has actually basically equaled his regular-season per-game scoring average (13 points) with 4 total rebounds on a combined 5-for-17 shooting (2-for-11 from beyond the arc, including 0-for-6 in Game 1). He fouled out on Tuesday night, in 24 minutes of action.
Morris wont be any help on the defensive end. If he is going to continue to play as much as he has so far versus Dallas (28 minutes per game), and its safe to say Tyronn Lue doesnt have any fantastic options, the Clippers at least require much better offensive efficiency from him.
Down 0-2 after losing the very first two games in the house, these 3 Los Angeles Clippers need to step up as the series transfers to Dallas.