Blake Griffin Feels That Home Court Advantage Is Not In Their Favor
Blake Griffin feels that if the results from last night’s game are any indication, having home court advantage is not going to do much good for them in the playoffs.
The Los Angeles Clippers have certainly been the elite team in the city of Los Angeles in recent years thanks to new head coach Doc Rivers and All-Star players like Blake Griffin and Chris Paul, while competing with some of the league’s best as well.
Due to the result of a game in Los Angeles last night (110-106 loss to the Warriors), and a couple of other games this season, it seems that the Clippers players do not have much more of an advantage even when they are playing at home.
Blake Griffin said in a statement after the game, “Home-court advantage is just not there for us. If that’s how it feels in the playoffs, it’s not looking good.” Of course, they were playing the Warriors last night, and it would be hard to beat them anywhere in the world, but it is easy to see where Griffin is coming from.
Due to the close proximity between teams, there appeared to be as many if not more Warriors fans than Lakers fans, which was not good for the Clippers’ performance. There were even MVP chants for Stephen Curry at the free throw line, causing some Clippers players to look up in the stands and shake their heads in confusion.
The Los Angeles Clippers are currently in 5th place with a record of 49-26, but with the competitiveness of the Western Conference, that could easily change, for better or worse. Following the loss, they are tied with the Portland Trailblazers, and only half a game ahead of 6th place, the San Antonio Spurs.
Blake Griffin is part of one of the great teams in the Western Conference and can probably beat anyone, but they may even match up better with the Rockets if they were to slip into the 6th spot.
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