The Clippers take on high-scoring Toronto at Staples Center this afternoon, so defense is a priority. Coach Doc Rivers said Big Baby Davis’ defensive presence off the bench has been key this season, particularly because he’s one the floor when DeAndre Jordan is getting a breather.
“We try to avoid the lineup with him and DJ because it’s very hard to score, but there’s been times when we’ve had no choice, unless the (opposing) team is going small,” Rivers said. “Golden State S helped us the other night – they went small for that one stretch. That allowed us not to go to that combination.
“He can create other stuff with his defense. Defense is scoring, too. If you get stops you can get transition buckets. That in a way is scoring through our defense. Baby knows our system probably better than anybody on our team, so he does help in that way.”