The Los Angeles Clippers two game winning streak is an accomplishment that hasn’t happened for the team since the beginning of last season in February. They defeated the then 11-1 New Orleans Hornets on Monday November 22 with a close score of 99-95, and blew out sensation Tyreke Evans and the Sacramento Kings on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 25, 100-82. Both games were in front of their home crowd at the Staples Center.
Alongside Blake Griffin has been the dynamic play of guard Eric Gordon, who led the team in scoring both games. Gordon earned 27 points when they faced the Hornets and 28 points last night against the Kings. He was also 11 for 12 from the free throw line against the Kings. In addition, rookie forward Al-Farouq Amino has averaged eighteen minutes per game and scored in double digits these past two games, which has helped to create a three player force to be reckoned with.
Unfortunately, turnovers for the Clippers have continued to be a thorn on the side of head coach Vinny Del Negro. The team averages 16 turnovers per game while opponents have averaged 14. The match-ups against the New Orleans and Sacramento showed no difference after coughing up the ball 12 games on Monday and 17 times Thursday.
Despite the Clippers’ high turnover rate, Los Angeles has moved the ball effectively, with Gordon and Griffin perfecting the pick and roll with Griffin ending the play with a monster dunk. Los Angeles also looks to welcome back veteran point guard Baron Davis and center Chris Kaman, who hope to return before Christmas. The two all-stars will definitely give the young stars leadership and momentum as the season moves along.
The Los Angeles Clippers hunt for their third win as they face the fast paced Phoenix Suns Friday, November 26 at Phoenix at 6:00 pm (PST).
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