Clippers’ playoff puzzle

Each team was trying to figure why they played so well at home and struggled for the most part on the road.
They may have opposite playing styles, but few teams are as evenly matched.
“It comes down to executing well, the physicality and the intensity level,” Del Negro said. “There’s all different things. Why did we get them in the first couple and they turned around and got us? It’s part of the playoffs.
“We’ve played these guys a number of times, especially last year in the playoffs, so we know each other well. It’s going to come down to who can impose their will on the glass. We have to play a little bit faster tempo. We’ve been on the shot clock too much offensively, Gasol’s zoning up a lot defensively so we’ve got to make him pay for that a little bit.”

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