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Los Angeles Clippers Getting Inside 2009-12-08

Los Angeles Clippers Getting Inside 2009-12-08The Clippers have at times struggled to find creativity on offense. And it seemed that some of the same offensive sets they've been running bogged them down in Saturday's home game against Indiana.

On certain occasions in 2009-10, the Clippers have run plays for Chris Kaman in which he's either received the ball in the post or near the foul line. And in other instances, they have used screens or cuts to the basket by various players to create open shots.

And when the plays are successful in creating makeable shots for players, they are certainly viable options. But it seems that beyond the dribbling antics of Baron Davis and Sebastian Telfair, few players are willing, or able, to find open shots on their own, which has led to stagnant offense stretches for the Clippers at times.

Against Indiana, the Clippers appeared to struggle once the Pacers caught on to their offensive schemes and pressured shots. There was little movement once a player (such as Al Thornton or Kaman) received the ball, as if the expectation was either an isolation was taking place or a designed play was expected to be executed.

Overall, the Clippers shot 34.9 percent from the field. They may need more players to come up with shots for themselves or their teammates if they are to compete with the visiting Orlando Magic on Tuesday.

CLIPPERS 88, PACERS 72: The Clippers did not have a stellar performance on offense, but due to Indiana's inability to score, they were able to pull away for the win. Al Thornton led the way for the Clippers with 19 points, as he found the range in the second half.

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Added: December 8, 2009


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