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Los Angeles Clippers Notes, Quotes 2009-03-23

Los Angeles Clippers Notes, Quotes 2009-03-23
--This is shaping up to be the worst season in point guard Baron Davis' 10-year NBA career. At his current pace, Davis will finish with his lowest scoring average since his second year in the league in 2000-2001, when he averaged 13.8 points, with the Charlotte Hornets. That was Davis' first year as a starter. He is on pace to shoot well under 40 percent from the field. The only area of Davis' offensive game that has remained on par with his previous seasons is his assists average (8.1).

--After assessing the starting combination of Chris Kaman at center and Zach Randolph at power forward, Clippers coach gave the combo of Randolph and Marcus Camby at center a look against Toronto. Randolph had a solid scoring game but Camby, who played only 25 minutes, was held to only seven rebounds. Randolph and Camby together give the Clippers a stronger offensive-defensive tandem than any of the other combination options. Kaman has more scoring ability than Camby but is more turnover prone, is not as consistent on the boards as Camby and is a notch below as a defensive player. Randolph is a poorer defensive player than both Kaman and Camby but has much superior scoring skills.

--The Clippers did it again. That is, they shot under 40 percent from the field and in no surprise, tumbled down to another defeat. Toronto held the Clippers to 38.7 field-goal shooting percentage. Included was a miserable four of 16 from beyond the three-point arc. The Clippers have shot below 40 percent in 20 games now and have lost every one.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "We've got a playoff squad on paper but of course we've had all of these injuries, so it's hard to tell how good we really are." -- Clippers forward Al Thornton, on what possible incentive the Clippers have remaining this season.

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Added: March 23, 2009


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