Fans are finally starting to get fired up about watching their team this season. At the start, they were the team sports analysis thought would be the up and coming team because of their great acquisition of Chris Paul from the New Orleans Hornets. But looking at their most recent games, the Clippers have proved that they are more than an up and coming team, they are a team of serious playoff contenders. It would be best to buy your Clippers tickets early because available inventory wont last very long.
You don’t want to miss unforgettable games like the Heat, which happened to be one of Chris Paul’s best performances of the year. This dramatic overtime game against the Heat, where CP3 scored 27 points and had 11 assists in a staggering 45 minutes of play. Buy Los Angeles Clipper tickets now to ensure that your there for the next time Chris Paul has another great performance. Games like this one just show how much this team has started to work like a well oiled machine. Chris Paul admits that trust in the team is building up; thus, giving them the edge in their games. Blake Griffin has also added that beating the Miami Heat is more of a statement game to prove their worth as a team. As of right now, they have been play extraordinarily well.
In their games against the Los Angeles Lakers, it was unfortunate that Mo Williams was out because of a foot injury he sustained while playing against the Trail Blazers. This injury turned out to be a ligament strain in his foot that got worse when he played against the Heat, so he had to sit out of in the Lakers game. Williams had averaged about 10.4 points, 4 assists, and played around 26 minutes a game. Without one of the their key players, the whole team would have to step up in their game against the Lakers. In the end, they won 102-94 at the Staples Center. Chris Paul had beaten his personal best as he scored 33 points combined with 6 assists and 6 steals. This win proved that the Clippers can also dominate the boards, out rebounding one the best rebounding team in the NBA. Blake Griffin earned a total of 14 rebounds on top of his 22 points and 5 assists. DeAndre Jordan and Reggie Evans; the other big men contributed to get a total of 24 rebounds. The rebound story of 50-42 gave them second chance points which allowed them to seal their win against the Lakers. In the last few minutes of the game, however, Chris Paul suffered a hamstring injury. He will be out for unknown amount of games.. We can only hope that he will make a speedy recovery.
Chris Paul had to sit out in their games against the New Jersey Nets, Utah Jazz and Dallas Mavericks. It was a horrible time for this team since Mo Williams and Eric Bledsoe were also missing in action because of injuries. However, the missing links of the back court did not end up being a handicap for them. The veteran, Chauncey Billups and Randy Foye made up for the missing guards as they combined for a 33 points and 14 assists. Another player that stepped up is Caron Butler. They won against the Nets 101-91. They seemed to lose gas against the Jazz as they had a heart breaking loss with the scores 79-108. The Clippers still managed to win their game against the Mavericks as Billups scored a last second game winning shot.
The Clippers have really stepped up their game even without the help of the sidelined Chris Paul. Their record is 8-4 and it looks like a great start considering their home record is 7-1. The exciting match up of Blake Griffin and Kevin Love from the Timberwolves is a much awaited matchup. Buy your Clippers tickets now, before it sells out. Billups and Williams are also expected to fill out what Chris Paul had left them. Other players like Foye and Butler are also expected to pick up their game against the Timberwolves. With Chris Paul on the bench, they are still expected to battle out the boards and scores this 20th of January.