The moment required the
Instead, when the
No amount of Xs or Os can fix that for Game 4 on Sunday at the
No strategy sessions by Clippers Coach Doc Rivers and his staff can mend a weakened state during these Western Conference first-round playoffs.
Their will to compete was tested when crisis struck, and only
It'll have to start with all the Clippers having a mental adjustment, wiping away the defeatist attitude they displayed when they walked off the court after a 100-73 loss.
Griffin said he knows his team should have "played with more resolve and played with more drive."
Sure, the Clippers can be better on offense.
They can’t afford to have their trio of guards in Paul,
Redick is being hounded all over the court by Leonard, the
So it'll take the Clippers' big men -- Jordan, Griffin and Big Baby Davis -- setting harder and better screens to get Redick free from Leonard's clutches.
Then, of course, Redick has to knock down his shots.
Paul probably can help himself by pushing the ball ahead and getting off the ball a little faster, allowing himself to come off a few more screens and being decisive when he has scoring opportunities.
Whatever the case, the Clippers can't live in the past of Game 3's nightmare, which left them down 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.
They have to let those discouraging moments go and move on to Game 4.
"You just have to get rid of that memory and forget about it," Griffin said. "[Friday] night's game cannot dictate how we play in Game 4. We just have to forget about it and move on."