The Los Angeles Clippers have won their last three games - two of them on the road against the Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls. Before Friday’s match-up against Detroit, the Clippers had only won games at home. Through a quarter of the NBA season, the Clippers are impressing doubters as they morph into a force to be reckoned with.
Although their record is 8-21, the youthful Clipper squad plays with vigor and passion, slaying some Goliaths like the San Antonio Spurs and Chicago Bulls. They even went blow for blow with the World Champions LA Lakers losing in the end by only one point.
The Clippers growing notoriety and popularity can be attributed to the solid prime time play of rookie power forward Blake Griffin, guard Eric Gordon and the surprise contribution of forward Ryan Gomes.
While Griffin is a fan favorite, Eric Gordon has become the official Clipper closer. He single-handedly scoring the last 9 points in the victory over NBA best record-holding San Antonio Spurs December 1. Tonight against the Timberwolves, Gordon scored a season-high 36 points and certainly should no longer be considered LA’s best kept secret.
This season Blake Griffin has provided Clipper fans with more electrifying dunks than Clipper Nation has seen in quite some time. In tonight’s victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Griffin tied a career best seven assists and posted his 15th straight double-double, making it his 22nd this season.
Over the three game win streak Ryan Gomes has scored more than 15 points and has averaged 29 minutes per game. In addition, Baron Davis has returned from injury giving Los Angeles veteran leadership and dishing out dimes to Griffin and company.
Can the Clippers extend their winning streak to four? They face Shane Battier and the Houston Rockets at the Staples Center at 7:30 pm (PST).
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Written by Gyasmine
Gyasmine George, M.S., a former basketball player, coach and advisor for student athletes and founder of Female Field Guide where she educates and advises women on sports and athletics. She has a rich love and knowledge for sports and athletics through her many years of growing up in a sports home. In addition, her hands on experience in a plethora of entities of athletics such as playing on championship travel and high school teams, coaching, teaching and advising, sales, marketing and promotions, game day management, communications and writing, has lead her to continue to fuel her passion for athletics. Contact Gyasmine at firstname.lastname@example.org