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4 points per game. They are without their two best offensive scorers — Leonard and George — and their main weapon off the bench — Wall. They will also be without one of the best 3-point shooting marksmen in the league in Kennard. Therefore, one has to ask themselves, how many Clippers can create their own shot time and time again to muster up a victory? The answer lies with Jackson and Morris. Jackson loves to dance with the ball, attempt to lull players to sleep with dribble moves, and pull up off the dribble.
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Los Angeles Clippers vs. Portland Trail Blazers PreviewThe Portland Trail Blazers are due for their first meeting of the season against the Los Angeles Clippers at the Moda Center on Tuesday night. The Blazers will have the opportunity to take down the preseason favorite to come out of the Western Conference in a nationally televised showdown. Meanwhile, the stalwart Clippers team is eyeing a victory to maintain their half-game lead over Portland. Shortly after cleaning up their act with a 132-129 overtime victory over the New York Knicks, the Blazers descended back into their recent losing ways, dropping a key game to the Brooklyn Nets on the road by fourteen points.
Clippers vs. Blazers — Tuesday, November 29, 2022 — 7:00 p. m. PT How to Watch: TNT, Root Sports Plus, Clippervision, KTLA Blazers Injuries: Damian Lillard (out), Gary Payton II (out), Keon Johnson (out) Clippers Injuries: Kawhi Leonard (out), Paul George (out), John Wall (out - rest), Luke Kennard (out) SBN Affiliate: Clips Nation What to Watch For Trap Reggie Jackson and Key in on Marcus Morris Sr: The Clippers are the worst offensive team in the NBA, putting up a skeletal 106.
First it was twice against Miami, then Utah ran amuck from distance, then Yuta Watanabe became Bruce Bowen from the corner pocket and burned Rip City. It’s high time that, whether in man or zone, shooters get stifled from deep. Taking away the long ball speaks for itself. It doesn’t even need to be spelled out what that can do for a team. Nobody is perfect. No team is perfect. Portland has done a great job thus far this season in most areas when fully healthy.
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For a team that gets to the line that frequently however, Portland is No. 23 in percentage, at 77 percent flat. Getting to the charity stripe will mean nothing if they have no charity to receive. Contest Shots From Outside: All season long has this horse been beaten to a pulp. It is beyond dead, and the stink of its carcass has not reached the nostrils of the Blazers to incite more urgency on the defensive end when shots are put up.
Portland has lost five of their last six and are searching for ways to return to the glory of their ever-so-impressive 10-4 start to the 2022-23 campaign. The Clippers are on the upswing, winning four of their last six, after a pedestrian 8-7 record through their first 15 games. The story of their season has been the limited minutes that Kawhi Leonard has received. They’ve clawed their way (no pun intended) to the fifth seed in the Western Conference, and are doing so with their alpha at half strength, or half usage that is. Regardless, the Clippers have looked strong as of late and are eyeing another victory to continue their ascent.
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Be Aggressive, Be, Be Aggressive: That’s what Blazers cheerleaders should be chanting at every dead ball, every live ball, and every possession for crying out lout. Portland gets to the line more than any other team in the association save the Detroit Pistons. With an undermanned Clippers opponent, Rip City must keep their foot on the gas and be aggressive. Jusuf Nurkic has found success in the post this year. The Blazers should go to him often, in attempts to get Ivica Zubac in foul trouble. Granted, that might poke the bear and awaken one Moses Brown — a workhorse and absolute sleeper off of their bench — but getting as many starters off the floor quick and in a hurry will do well for the Blazers.
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Morris can kill you in a multitude of ways — either out of the post, on the face-up or off the bounce. Limiting these two will accentuate the dearth of offense that Los Angeles has. It would be wise for head coach Chauncey Billups to actually implement a man defense over his patented zones this time around. As good an offensive talent as Jackson is, he isn’t one to garner a box-and-one zone, so trapping him in the high screen-and-roll and forcing the ball out of his hands will do well to keep the Clippers scrambling for facilitation elsewhere.
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