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Clippers after Hawks loss: ‘don’t think we have an identity’



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LOS ANGELES — Since coming back from their longest and most worthwhile freeway journey of the season in early February, the LA Clippers have not been the equivalent workforce.

Having fun with Sunday in direction of an Atlanta Hawks squad that was with out the injured Trae Youthful, the Clippers fell behind by as many as 29 elements sooner than dropping 110-93 at Enviornment.

The Clippers (42-25) have misplaced 4 of their earlier 5 video video games and are merely 8-10 since they accomplished their seven-game Grammy freeway journey 6-1 and stood at 34-15 whole on Feb. 5.

“It’s between the ears with us,” franchise star Kawhi Leonard talked about. “We acquired to exit and do it.”

Paul George agreed when requested if the Clippers look like a veteran-laden workforce that thinks it’ll presumably flip points on when it must.

“I indicate that’s what we’re exhibiting to look like, which is not good,” George talked about. “We must be a workforce that’s fixed and we have to arrange an id. I’ve on a regular basis spoken about having an id and I really feel it’s terribly mandatory.

“Correct now, I don’t suppose we have now now an id.”

The Clippers carried out their most interesting basketball in December and January, going 26-5 all through a scorching stretch and looking out every bit like a title contender with new acquisition James Harden.

Nonetheless Ty Lue’s workforce has been banged up. The Clippers misplaced Russell Westbrook (broken left hand) indefinitely on Jan. 31. On Sunday, Harden returned from a two-game absence and carried out via a strained left shoulder, ending with 9 elements and 9 assists nonetheless taking footage 3-for-10.

Leonard and George have recently battled some accidents, and Norman Powell missed the loss in direction of Atlanta with a left lower leg contusion and was on crutches.

Having fun with for the sixth time in 9 days, the Clippers lacked vitality and regarded uninspired at situations in direction of Atlanta. Requested what he can do as considered one of many workforce’s leaders to get the Clippers out of their current malaise, Leonard talked about it’s about movement.

“Merely seeing what we have to do,” talked about Leonard, who scored 17 of his 28 elements inside the first quarter. “That’s it. What kind of workforce we must be. If everybody’s saying they must be considered one of many closing teams standing, then we acquired to exit and do it.”

Lue talked about the instructing employees has repeatedly suggested the workforce what to do and the habits to use. Nonetheless the workforce has carried out it in spurts. Lu cited caring for the basketball, transition safety, offensive rebounding and spacing as a result of the 4 areas the workforce must be continually good at every single night.

“After they do it, it actually works,” Lue talked about. “Whenever you’ve bought so much experience and you have got guys which will do it so merely, they don’t understand that your experience is good, nonetheless the experience’s acquired to be for the workforce as correctly.

“Maybe it’s me. Maybe I acquired to do one factor a little bit bit fully totally different to ensure that we’re doing what we’re presupposed to do. … [But] I’ll under no circumstances really overreact on account of I do know we’re an excellent workforce … If you happen to want to win, I do know what it looks like. I’ve been there, I’ve seen it.”