Los Angeles Clippers Playoff Preview: What Might Have Been

April 7th, 2010 by Jose Salviati Leave a reply »
With the regular season winding down and the playoffs around the corner, it's time to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the Clippers as they prepare for what should be a long playoff run.  The Clippers started this season with high expectations and did nothing to disappoint.

Like his team, Blake Griffin did nothing to disappoint.  The mocking taunts when the Clippers took him first in the draft were silenced by the favorite to win the ROY award in his first pro game.  Nothing like a 28/15 game to silence your critics.

Sure, he hit a rookie slump during the middle of the season and he failed to get calls early on, but look at him now.  The power forward finished the year on a tear averaging 23 and 12 over his last 10 games, the Clips winning all but one. 

Griffin will finish the season healthy and primed to showcase his talent on a national level again, this time in the NBA playoffs.

Where are the taunts of a "Clipper Curse" now?

In addition to how seamlessly Griffin fit in with the team from Los Angeles, the Clippers have to point to the evolution of Baron Davis as a key to this season. 

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