It is possible that the Clippers‘ ninth straight loss to the Warriors — a 133-120 affair at Staples Center on Thursday night — is the tipping point for L.A. It’s possible that Doc Rivers, out of frustration says “We’re not good enough, and we have to do something. We can’t just sit here.” It’s not out of the realm of possibility for Thursday night to be the night that the Clippers decide to pull the trigger and force through the deal necessary to acquire New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony.
After all, the Clippers didn’t have enough firepower, even with the Warriors being without Draymond Green, Shaun Livingston and Zaza Pachulia, not with Chris Paul still out with his hand injury. Maybe Melo goes for 40 and takes over, willing the Clippers to a victory with a clutch bucket.The Clippers can’t hang with Golden State, so they’ve got to add more firepower. You can see that being a plausible line of thought for Rivers and the Clippers’ braintrust.
And it’s all wrong.