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Loss against Utah Jazz 10-78

Loss against Utah Jazz 10-78

Utah dominated from start to finish during this game, the Clippers were not able to come back at anytime during the game. With only 39.2% field goal, 19% 3-point, Californians could expect better. Without DeAndre Jordan or Blake Griffin, the Clippers have aligned their replacements struggled. Brandon Bass is is doing good with 12 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, Austin Rivers with 15 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists. Luc Mbah a Moute, still in the starting five, added 6 points and 2 defensive rebounds.

 

In a one-sided game, the Jazz have quickly moved ahead and won the first quarter time 32-16. The Clippers closed the gap on a 24-21 in the second quarter, but the Utah are leading 53-40.

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - OCTOBER 17: The opening tipoff between the Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Clippers on October 17, 2016 at vivint.SmartHome Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – OCTOBER 17: The opening tipoff between the Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Clippers on October 17, 2016 at vivint.SmartHome Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)

The gap widened considerably in the second half, the Jazz outdid themselves in the third quarter 25-16 and the last 26-22. Jazz Rudy Gobert (17 points, 10 rebounds and 3 blocks) outweigh the 104-78

Next game for Clippers is tonight against the Sacramento Kings.

Press review : Basketball Without Borders Holds Special Meaning To Mbah A Moute

Press review : Basketball Without Borders Holds Special Meaning To Mbah A Moute

Basketball without Borders is more than an NBA community outreach program to Clippers forward Luc Mbah a Moute.

It’s, in some ways, where his basketball dreams became tangible.

The Cameroon native was a camper at the inaugural BWB Africa camp in 2003. Given what it meant to him, Mbah a Moute always makes it a point to stay involved in the program, which this summer meant traveling to Angola to help teach at the camp.

“I go back every year and talk to the kids,” Mbah a Moute said. “You know, just kind of keep the dream alive for them, and make sure they understand the dream is true. I’ve done it; I’ve gone through the whole path, being in their shoes, then going to high school here in the U.S., college, and then being in the NBA now.”

BWB’s goal is to promote the NBA while encouraging positive social change in education, health and wellness worldwide. It brings the top youth players from the area together to receive training from current and former NBA players and coaches.

This summer, the top 87 boys and girls from 27 African countries traveled to the first BWB Africa camp in Angola from Aug. 31-Sept. 3 at Pavilhão Multiusos do Kilamba in Luanda.

Mbah a Moute, who still remembers being a teenage camper with NBA aspirations when he attended 13 years ago in South Africa, was among a group of NBA and FIBA players and coaches teaching the kids, which also included Bismack Biyombo, Eric Bledsoe, Salah Mejri, Thabo Sefolosha and Cody Zeller.

They were joined by NBA Global Ambassador Dikembe Mutombo, as well as former NBA players Charlie Bell, Jason Collins and Olumide Oyedeji and former WNBA players Astou Ndiaye-Diatta and Jenn Lacy. In addition, Pelicans general manager Dell Demps and Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri served as camp directors.

Mbah a Moute said he spent about a month and a half in Africa this summer, and every year he tries to make it a point to return, largely to help with camps.

“It’s always great when you see the kids,” Mbah a Moute said. “They identify with you, because you’ve actually been there. You know what they go through on a regular day, whether it’s basketball-wise, lifestyle-wise, you know because you’re from there.”

And that’s not an anomaly.

Mbah a Moute is one of 21 former BWB campers and one of a record 10 African players who were on opening-night NBA rosters last season. The BWB program began in 2001 in Europe and has since staged 46 camps in 23 countries on six continents, hosting more than 2,500 participants.

Rowan Kavner Digital Content Coordinator

source : http://www.nba.com/clippers/news/basketball-without-borders-holds-special-meaning-mbah-moute

Clippers win at the end 109-108 against Portland

Clippers win at the end 109-108 against Portland

The Clippers are on the rise and have established themselves in this game with 109-108 thread tonight against Portland, with the last point of Jamal Crawford. A game in which Blake Griffin has delivered with 26 points, 5 rebounds, and 1 assist, supported by Marreese Speights with 16 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist and Brandon Bass with 16 points and 6 rebounds. Luc Mbah a Moute in the major 5, played 25 minutes 6 points, 2 rebounds and 1 steal. Portland most accurate 3-point (41.7% against 28.6%) lost more balls that benefited Californians (19 points and 30 points lost).

 

After a balanced first quarter (27-24 for Portland), the Clippers have come off in the second (34-19), beginning the period on a 18-0. The Clippers led 42-27 then, thanks to the good work of Griffin. At the break, the Clippers are in front 58-46.

 

After the break, Al-Farouq Aminu was expelled for a challenge. The Clippers lead 15 79-64 points on a layup from Luc Mbah a Moute, although Portland Grapille 1 point during this period (32-31), with the pair Lillard (20 points) and McCollum (19 points) . At the start of the last quarter, Los Angeles is in front 89-78. The Blazers have not said their last word and a 9-0 return 2 89-87 points. The two teams are, Portland passes before a 107-107 tie with 36 seconds buzzer. Jamal Crawford then releases his a shot at the entrance of the racquet at the last second.

The next pre-season game will be held Monday, October 17 at the Utah Jazz.

 

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The Clippers lost at the end vs the Utah Jazz 96-94

The Clippers lost at the end vs the Utah Jazz 96-94

The Clippers, lost at the end of the game that night, their third pre-season game against a Utah team who was very present in rebounds (28 to 23 def, 13 offensive to 7). Rodney Hoof finished top scorer of the game with 17 points and 3 rebounds, while side Clippers, Jamal Crawford scored 16 points and Chris Paul Marreese Speights 14 points, Blake Griffin 13 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists. Luc Mbah a Moute added 4 points and 1 rebound in 10’47.

The first quarter kicks off quietly, in favor of Utah, who is soon to 14-5 lead. Blake Griffin allows to pick at 19-14 before a late period poor in points scored. The Jazz were ahead 24-19 at the start of the second quarter. Twelve minutes during which the Clippers continue to have a bit of trouble scoring, even if the Jazz are not prolific either. 22-20 for the Jazz, who saw at halftime 46-39 in head.

 

The Clippers back in the second half with the best intentions and property back on top thanks to Blake Griffin 50-46. Luc Mbah a Moute with a layup brings the score to 52-48 and Californians are leading the third quarter 30-20 with their three-point lead before the last 69-66. Utah 85-85 at 3’46 tie the game with 92-92 on a launch Johnson franc. A foul from Jamal Crawford 30 seconds from the buzzer offer two new successful throws to Johnson (94-92 to Utah). The last few seconds are punctuated by fouls and shots, and smile to the Jazz who eventually prevail 96-94. Second defeat for a victory in the NBA preseason.

Next meeting Thursday, October 13 against Portland.

The Clippers win against the Toronto Raptors 104-98

The Clippers win against the Toronto Raptors 104-98

After their disappointment in the first match of pre-season with the Warriors, the Clippers had a better outcome at the Staples Center winning against the Toronto Raptors 104-98. Californians came back in the game (52.2% to 2 points against 44.2%, 85.2% to the free throws) and dominated the game with 46 rebounds to 32. Blake Griffin had a good performance with 24 points to 10/13, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, Raymond Felton added 17 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists, DeAndre Jordan 14 points and 10 rebounds.

The Clippers stand in middle of the first quarter 23-13 and win with 33-21. The Raptors are maintained remotely in the second despite a good DeMar DeRozan who chained 18 points so far. At the break, the Clippers lead 62-51.

 

In the second half, the Clippers widen the gap in the third quarter with a 23-15 offering those 17 points ahead with 85-68. The Raptors are leading with 91-90. While we thought the game folded, the Clippers must rely on the of Felton free throws in the last 3 minutes (8/8 on the game). In the end, the Raptors pare close to winning the last 12 minutes 30-19, but the Clippers were able to get back on and win 104-98.

Next meeting Monday, 10 October, against the Utah Jazz.

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First difficult game in pre-season

First difficult game in pre-season

The clippers were not all in for this first game of pre-season, and were defeated 75-120 by the Golden State Warriors. Klay Thompson (30 points) and Kevin Durant (21 points, 7 rebounds, 7 passes) were on fire against the Clippers (32.5% against 51.7%, 0/7 in 20 min for Jamal Crawford, 0/8, and 0/4 to 3 points for Austin Rivers, 4 points for DeAndre Jordan). Only Alan Anderson and Marreese Speights passed the bar of 10 points, with 14 for Speights.

 

 

In these conditions, the beginning of the game, with a 25-7 in 8 minutes, The Clippers had a few points before the end of the first quarter time but the gap was already there: 35-19 for the warriors. The second quarter was even worse, with a scathing 36-14 which already gives 38 points in advance for the premises to the pause 71-33.

The 17 players of the Clippers spin, but nothing is done. The Warriors add a 31-18 in the third quarter-time and begin the last on the score of 102-51. Anecdotal, players of Doc Rivers pocketing the last quarter 18-24 and will soon forget this first game missed. Luc Mbah a Moute was in the 5 of departure, with 2 points in counter on launch franc for 11 min of game.

Next home game this night face to the Toronto Raptors.


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