According to Jovan Buha of The Athletic, Clores saw their first round series being the same weight as the Nuggets series, sacking Dock River.
The Clippers took 6 games to end their first round opponents. This was despite Mavs missing craps Porzingis since Game 3 and was kicked out in Game 1.
Even Luca Doncic had a hobby, playing on a good ankle during the last 3 matches of the series. He still averaged 43 points, 13 rebounds, 17 assists in a game 4 loss to the Slovenian first team All-NBAR in Game 4.
The Clippers front office watched the Mavericks and Nuggets series as coaching failures
Doc Rivers gave the Montreal Harrell plenty of minutes against two deadly pick-and-roll combos in Doncie-Porzingis and Murray-Joke.
Especially against Jokic, the big man was absolutely cooking at the post due to his small height and wingspan. The Lakers would have had a field day against such rotations, even if the Clippers made it to the conference finals.
As the Athletic’s Jovan Buha reports, the Clippers going 6 games vs. the Mavericks, who had an unhealthy Kristaps Porzingis on the bench and a fond Luca Doncic on the court, were a big factor pointing to Dock River’s coaching flaws.
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The decision not to play the tall JaMychal Green (which also has 3-point range) or Ivica Zubac in heavy minutes overshadows the Clippers.
They became a dripping team on the defensive end for too long to rest. Except for Game 5 against the Mavs, they never really looked comfortable in defense.
His offense was steady, with several iso plays by Leonard, George and Williams. He had little dialogue with Rolling Biggs, and the likes of Landry Shemut played to much more consequential minutes.