Los Angeles (C) Clippers - 107, New Orleans Pelicans - 105.
I wish I could have watched this game. For a cellar team to beat a Division leader on their floor is a sure confidence builder. Confidence has been lacking in Clippersland. The game was a reall team effort with Brandon Jennings leading the way with 24 points and 8 assists. Okay he turned the ball over 7 times but he played a great game, got 5 steals to almost negate the turnovers. He outplayed Derrick Rose, a real accomplishment. Five Clippers scored in double figures. Austin got 9 and Hibbert and Harrellson both 8. The shot at 50% holding the Pelicans to 45%.
It was a tough battle with both teams wanting the win badly.
Blake got frustrated with the physical play and had to be calmed by a team mate at one point.
While this game was a confidence builder the Clipper had gotten clobbered by San Antonio, Los Angeles (C) Clippers - 88, San Antonio Spurs - 110. The win at N.O. was a life saver of sorts to fight off the futility that has been with the Clippers this season. This team has the players and they have decent chemistry. But, youth makes for inconsistancy. It has been a season to learn though and next will be better we hope.