Baron Davis: Captain of the Clipper

January 7th, 2010 by Josh Hoffman Leave a reply »

Sometimes a team hands its adversary the game on a silver platter, all but begging its foe to take it. Other times the opponent just snatches the W from mid-air, like an experienced rattlesnake feasting on its naïve prey.

Wednesday night’s Los Angeles showdown between the Lakers and Clippers was of the latter variety, with the Clippers being the beneficiary at the building both teams call home.

In doing so, the Other Team In LA snapped a nine-game skid to its cross-town nemesis, thanks in large part to a exceptional performance by Baron Davis, who poured in 25 points and 10 dimes, his ninth double-dip of the season.

Davis was assertive early and often, picking apart Derek Fisher like his life depended on it. He played under control and took what the defense gave him; he made plays both for himself and his teammates; and best of all, he performed like the superstar for which Clippers fans have desperately longed.

If nothing else, this game was about the dominance of Davis, and not his apparent deterioration, which typically has b ...

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