Los Angeles News Group columnist Mark Heisler wrote about the Clippers and what it takes to compete in L.A. in his Sunday column:
This is the NBA’s greatest fireworks show that’s slipped off the radar. Aside from their Lob City thrills, the Clippers are No. 2 in 3-pointers, making more than No. 4 Golden State with its Splash Brothers, Steph Curry and Klay Thompson.
No, the Clippers aren’t a wild and crazy bunch like some I could name locally. They’re No. 2 in 3-point accuracy to the Warriors’ No. 3.
As far as the “local rivalry,” goes, as the Lakers say, “What local rivalry?”
What do you think? Is the landscape changing? Has it already changed and the Lakers don’t know it? Read Heisler’s full column here.
In 29 minutes, Blake Griffin had 27 points on 11-of-15 shooting and 12 rebounds. He also committed five turnovers and four fouls, but a solid debut nonetheless. Interestingly, he was listed as the center to start the game, although he moved back to the 4 when DeAndre Jordan came in.
Oh, and the Clippers won, 93-82. Full boxscore here.
Lisa Dillman of the L.A. Times is reporting that the Clippers are in very serious talks with Allen Iverson. What does that mean for the future? Who knows.
Meanwhile, the Clippers and Lakers will tip in roughly 50 minutes in Las Vegas at the Thomas and Mack Center. Find out how to watch here.
In other news, here’s a solid feature on Blake Griffin from Steve Carp of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.