So reportedly the Nets played a basketball game last night, I’m not so convinced they did. As a matter fact, I’m just going to operate as if they didn’t play. There, done, moving on.
The last time we saw the Nets in action Deron Williams was doing his best Michael Jordan impression scoring a career-high, season-high, Nets high, everything high 57 points, and just about single-handedly taking out the Charlotte Bobcats.
Well tonight’s opponent will be marginally tougher than the Bobcats as the Lob Angeles Clippers take their high-flying act to the low lights of Newark.
Here to engage me in a pre-game 1 on 1 is Charlie Widdoes from ClipperBlog. Charlie has been a Clippers fan all his life and grew up on the west coast but has spent his last few years in New York City, so he definitely has his pulse on the Nets as well as Clips.
Ok let’s get to it. You know how this works, I ask Charlie three questions about the Clippers and he responds with three on the Nets. This should be fun.
Charlie on the Los Angeles Clippers
Justin: You’ve been frustrated with how the Clippers have been playing of late, but ultimately, what do you view their ceiling to be this season?
I still believe that if Chris Paul and Blake Griffin are healthy, they can win a championship this season. That’s the ceiling. For all the negative things you can say about Griffin of late (a disturbing lack of effort on the defensive end the first that jumps to mind), he is still a force that puts tremendous pressure on the opponent. With the injuries and the four point guards and no 2’s and the complete inability of the coach to institute an effective plan on either end, I’d say getting the to second round of the playoffs would have to be considered a success.