LA Clippers Off to Historic Start

11/21/12 in NBA   |   AJ_88   |   166 respect

The bigger story entering the season, once again, was the Los Angeles Lakers star additions in Dwight Howard and Steve Nash. The Clippers, the neglected half-brother who rents space in Staples Center, formed a very deep and talented squad without making a huge splash in the trade or free agent market. 

November 14, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul (3) moves the ball against the defense of Miami Heat point guard Mario Chalmers (15) during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIREChris Paul and Blake Griffin have led the show, as expected, however, leading the Clippers bench and the team in scoring is newcomer Jamal Crawford, averaging a shade under 20 points per game. The Clippers bench, or #ATribeCalledBench has led the league in scoring thus far with 42 per game. 

DeAndre Jordan, the raw yet talented athletic center has shown us that he has the ability to add aspects to his offensive repertoire and he will only continue to get better. Eric Bledsoe has proven that his playoff performance last season was more than just a flash in the pan as he very well may be the quickest player in the NBA and a more than capable backup point guard to CP3.

Matt Barnes and Lamar Odom round out a bench that is still missing a key component in Grant Hill. The starting unit is also lacking Chauncey Billups to replace the effective yet offensively limited Willie Green. 

The Clippers have opened the young season 8-2 with victories over the Lakers, Grizzlies, Spurs (twice), Heat, Hawks and Bulls. There isn't another team in the league that has the impressive resume Lob City has through the first three weeks of the season. 

This team has only begun to sratch the surface of their potential and will almost certainly continue their early stretch as their bench far outperforms that of their opponent night in and night out. 
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