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Game 14: Toronto Raptors 115 - Los Angeles Clippers 123

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  • Game 14: Toronto Raptors 115 - Los Angeles Clippers 123

    On the heels of the felony theft game vs the Kings the Raps have to turn it around and take on a true western power in the Los Angeles Clippers.

    Docs boys have taken care of business since the get go and pose a formidable challenge for the Raptors. The Clips are led by consensus all star PG Chris Paul. He is flanked by a talented sucker punching Blake Griffin and a rebounding machine in DeAndre Jordan. They have very good 3 point shooting from old man river Jamal Crawford and the very dependable JJ Reddick. If they have a weakness its a falloff in the bench after Crawford and Speights come in. Only losses coming to the OKC Thunder and the Grizz. Interestingly enough both have come at home.

    The Raps unlike their legions of fans will have put the WWE ending to last nights game behind them and have moved on to the task at hand. Lowry should get a good workout with Paul and that matchup will be fun to watch. JV will give something up to the more athletic Jordan but its not a big mismatch. Jv will make his foul shots and Jordan.. well.. not so much. DD will bounce back from last nights subpar performance and the game will likely hinge on how well Ppat can handle Blake Griffin.

    Starting Lineups

    Kyle vs Paul at PG - Even
    Demar vs Reddick at SG .. Slight Edge Raps
    Demarre vs Luc Mbah a Moute at SF - Even
    Siakam and PPat vs Griffin at PF - Ewww... going to be tough
    Jonas vs Jordan at C - Slight Edge to Clips
    Raps Bench vs Clips Bench - Edge to Raps

    Keys to the Game.

    Ppat and Siakam keeping Griffin in check. Hope we have enough fouls to last the game.

    DD doesn't have to get 30 but we need 20 and it has to be efficient.

    JV and Bebe have to win the battle on the glass with Jordan and we have to box out Griffin on the offensive boards. If we don't its going to be a long night. Between our 3 C's we have 18 fouls to give to make Jordan a liability at the line.

    Tighten up the perimeter defense on Crawford and Reddick.

    Fearless and Completely Biased Prediction

    Clips like to play slow and we will oblige as it plays to our strength. We always play the Clips tough on the road and tonight is no different. Kinda expect a benefical whistle tonight. Raps gather themselves and pull out a win.
    Last edited by Demographic Shift; Mon Nov 21, 2016, 06:41 PM.
    And with the 4th overall pick the Toronto Raptors select..... Scottie Barnes.