Category Archives: Los Angeles Clippers

Playoff Updates at Hickory High

New video breakdowns over at Hickory-High.com, so go check it out.

Bulls-Sixers

Pacers-Magic

Clippers-Grizzlies

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First Round Series Previews at Hickory High

There’s a ton of great NBA Playoff info at Hickory High.  Video and statistical previews abound.  You’ll get more great tidbits there than anywhere else.  Go check it out:

East

Chicago Bulls vs Philadelphia 76ers

Miami Heat vs New York Knicks

Indiana Pacers vs Orlando Magic

Atlanta Hawks vs Boston Celtics

West

San Antonio Spurs vs Utah Jazz

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Dallas Mavericks

Los Angeles Lakers vs Denver Nuggets

Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Clippers

New Post at Hickory-High.com on Nick Young’s Defensive Impact on the Clippers

Go check it out!

Unlike Williams (and Randy Foye and Caron Butler), Nick Young has been an excellent isolation defender this year. He ranks 15th in the NBA in opponents points per isolation possession and is allowing only 28% shooting in these situations.  Along with Young’s superior ability to contest jump shots, he has also allowed fewer layups than Mo Williams in isolation. Opponents have shot layups on 9% of isolation possessions versus Young, compared with a 14% clip versus Williams.

Young’s ability and size gives the Clippers much better options on defense. Young can guard the opponents’ most dangerous wing player and leave Williams, Foye, or Butler to guard the weaker wing player, who is likely just spotting up at the three point line. The video below shows some of Young’s finer moments in isolation defense.


There’s much more over at Hickory-High.com