According the NBA schedule, the All-Star break is more than two months away. According the Los Angeles Clippers‘ schedule, it seems as though that break came early. On Sunday, the Clippers blew out the Chicago Bulls, who were coping with the fact that they’ll once again be without their franchise player, Derick Rose, for the rest of the regular season. The mourning Bulls gave up 121 points to the Clippers while only managing a mere 82 points of their own. The Clippers’ dominance made for an easy night for the boys in red and blue in route to two days rest, a rarity in a grueling 82 game NBA season, and more than enough time to prepare for an inconsistent and underachieving New York Knick team.
Wednesday night, the Knicks come to Staple Center with a Atlantic Division worst 3-10 record, a disgruntled franchise forward, Carmelo Anthony, and a head coach looks to be on his way out of New York. Due to injuries and departures, Anthony has been called upon to carry the Knicks this season. With three wins to show for his troubles, it’s apparent that they’re asking too much of the six time All-Star.
Thursday, the Clipper will find themselves at home with their families for some home cooking on Thanksgiving, a perfect recipe for a team who will travel to northern California to take on the Sacramento Kings Friday morning. But the Clippers’ life in a hammock won’t last long, as they return only to host the one loss Indiana Pacers. If the season ended today, the Pacers would be headed to the NBA Finals for first time since 2001.
One would expect that the Clippers to use the loop hole in their schedule to enjoy family and further unite as a team, and not spend it overlooking the Knicks and the Kings.
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