Last night, the Los Angeles Clippers were taken to the woodshed once again by their in-state rival, the Golden State Warriors. Unlike, the previous meeting where the Clippers did not even show up to play at the Oracle Arena and lost 144-98, they had outscored Golden State 37-18 in the second quarter. However, when the Warriors start to shoot effectively, they are very hard to beat, and the Clippers found that out first-hand last night.
The Warriors would score 50 points in the third quarter which resulted in them defeating the Clippers 123-113. Last night’s victory over the Clippers would extend the Warriors winning streak to 10 games over the underachieving franchise in Los Angeles.
You have to wonder if the Clippers will ever get past the Warriors if they face each other in the postseason. The team just not have enough to deal with the firepower that the Warriors have in their arsenal right now. The acquisition of Kevin Durant in Golden State has increased the chances of the Clippers being swept by the Warriors in the playoffs this season.
Numerous reports were stating that Knicks star Carmelo Anthony would be traded to the Clippers before or after the All-Star break. However, no trade ever occurred between the Knicks and Clippers. Once again the team will be relying on point guard Chris Paul to be the catalyst of their offense.
The addition of Carmelo Anthony could have pushed the Warriors to a six or seven game series if they meet in the postseason. It will be interesting to see what Head Coach and General Manager Doc Rivers do in the offseason to disrupt the high-powered Golden State Warriors because right now, the team does have a punchers chance at defeating them in the future.
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