Los Angeles Clippers Breakdown: Baron Davis Returns, Clips Lakers

January 7th, 2010 by Erick Blasco Leave a reply »
Over the past two seasons, starting with Golden State’s stretch run in 2007-08 and continuing today, Baron Davis has wasted his considerable basketball talents.

Selfishness, passiveness, and a profound languor have palled over him, resulting in the listless play that led to a second-half benching with just a couple of games left in the 2008 regular season (with the Warriors still alive for a playoff spot) and the dismal performances he’s turned in since joining the Clippers two off-seasons ago.

In the Los Angeles Clippers’ 102-91 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, Baron Davis burned away the mist that’s been shrouding him and showed just how great he could be when he decides to be great.

Davis lived in the paint against Derek Fisher, Jordan Farmar, and Shannon Brown, collapsing the Lakers defense before dropping passes off to bigs near the basket or kicking the ball out to open shooters depending on the Lakers rotations.

Davis’ vision allowed him to see everything unfolding — 10 assists, 4 turnovers.

Plus, of his four turnovers, one came when he posted up and didn’t anticipate a double t ...

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