Beaten in the first game of this second round of the playoffs, the Clippers must react this Thursday evening, at the risk of finding themselves in a bad position. Tyronn Lue teased changes to reverse the trend in this series.
Winners of the Mavericks in the first round of the playoffs, the Clippers did not really reassure their level of play. The collective is still sluggish, and it is especially Kawhi Leonard who did most of the work. Elimination was clearly not far away against Dallas, and the series against Jazz in this second round started very badly.
A loss in Game 1, and now the Los Angeles franchise is already underway. The sequel takes place this Thursday night, with fans expecting an immediate reaction from Kawhi and Paul George, both heckled on social networks.
While waiting to learn more, it’s up to the coach to act. Tyronn Lue has some decisions to make to avoid another loss, and he seems to have made his choice. At a press conference, the former Cavs teased an increase in playing time for several players.
Ty Lue says you’ll see more Patrick Beverley and DeMarcus Cousins as the series goes on:
“Tough decisions to be made going into game 2 tomorrow, but I did like what I saw.”
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Ty Lue has indicated that we will see more of Patrick Beverley and DeMarcus Cousins during the series.
“It will take some tough decisions for Game 2, but I liked what I saw. “
Beverley and Cousins are on the bench today, and often limited to a few minutes. The first played 6 minutes in Game 1, for 0 points to 0/3 shooting. But unsurprisingly, his defense can make the difference against the Jazz. For Boogie, on the other hand, this is not necessarily the case.
The pivot played 4 minutes in the previous game, with 6 points and 3 rebounds. A solid performance given her playing time, and an interesting alternative behind Ivica Zubac, who could struggle against Rudy Gobert as the series progresses.
We expect movement for the Clippers during this series against the Jazz, especially if the defeats are numerous. It’s up to Tyronn Lue to do the right things, at the risk of leaving the door this summer.