Monday, February 4, 2013

Tonight's Opponent: Los Angeles Clippers

L.A. Clippers(34-15) vs Washington Wizards(11-35)

Tale of the Tape
PPG 90.8 100.41
OPP. PPG 95.87 93.61
FG% 0.421 0.471
OPP. FG% 0.439 0.435
3PT FG% 0.336 0.35
OPP. 3PT FG% 0.346 0.371
FT% 0.733 0.706
RPG 43.41 41.86
OPP. RPG 45.41 39.88
APG 21.48 23.33
OPP APG 21.89 21.61
TO 15.4 14.4
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Likely Starters
Starters Wizards Clippers
PG John Wall Eric Bledsoe
SG Garrett Temple Willie Green
SF Martell Webster Caron Butler
PF Nene Blake Griffin
C Emeka Okafor Deandre Jordan

Tonight’s game is the second and final meeting of the season between the Washington Wizards
and Los Angeles Clippers.  The Clippers won the first meeting, 94-87, on January 19th at Staples
Center in Los Angeles.

The Clippers has lost 6 of the last 8 games. And they are only 4-4 on the road verses Eastern Conference teams. They are in the middle of their longest road trip since the 2010-11 season when they went 2-9. Don't get too encouraged though, as the Clippers have won the last 8 times they played the Wizards.

The Wizards have lost the last four and desperately need a win. They have struggled since Beal have been out and his impact on this team is obvious. They are still in need of more talent but tonight, it about getting a much needed win. come back soon Beal, but dont rush.

Predicted Winner
The Clippers. As much as I hope the Wizards win, I don't see it happening. Beal is a very big part of this team and he is missed on this team.

Clippers 91 Wizards 90

Predicted Player of the Game
Blake Griffin. This is tough for me. I am not a fan of Griffin. i wanted the Wizards to get the number one pick that year, but we didn't. I think he is overrated, but maybe I am bitter (who knows). I think he has a huge game tonight.