1. The Clippers lost a game they once led by 17 points. A good start was followed by a lackluster middle and ending for the Clippers as they failed to build on their emotional comeback victory over the
2. The Hawks effectively utilized the intentional fouling strategy. They used it in both the third and fourth quarters, mostly while leading in the game. “Every time they got a lead they used it, and that’s the way you actually are supposed to do it instead of when you’re down,” Clippers Coach
3. Too many players had off nights for the Clippers to win.
4. Atlanta's trapping of the Clippers' guards also worked. The Hawks continually trapped Paul, Redick and Crawford, disrupting the Clippers' offense and leading to turnovers. "[Atlanta] trapped those three to try to string our offense out, and I thought it worked," Rivers said. "I didn't think we moved it well from the traps, but then even when we did, we didn't get anything out of it, so I thought that worked."
5. Jordan will get to feel the “love” again in Dallas on Monday during the first game of the Clippers’ two-game trip. The player who spurned the