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Five takeaways from Clippers’ loss to the Indiana Pacers

Glenn Robinson III, Jamal Crawford
Pacers forward Glenn Robinson drives against Clippers guard Jamal Crawford during the second half Sunday.
(R Brent Smith / Associated Press)

The Clippers lost their second game in a row when the Indiana Pacers held them to a season low for points.

Here are five takeaways from the Clippers’ 91-70 loss in Indianapolis:

1. Could the Clippers have been any more carefree with the basketball?

It had to be maddening for Clippers Coach Doc Rivers to watch his team turn the ball over so much during the game.

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The Clippers turned the ball over 11 times in the first quarter, a warmup to them giving the ball away a season-high 20 times.

The Pacers converted the Clippers’ carelessness into 13 points.

2. By halftime, Luc Mbah a Moute was the only one of the Clippers who played at a plus in the plus-minus category.

Blake Griffin (minus-8) and Jamal Crawford (minus-9) had the lowest rating in the first half, and they were tied for team-high scoring honors in the first half with eight points.

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By the end of the game, none of the Clippers had a plus rating. Brandon Bass had a zero next to his name.

3. J.J. Redick had been shooting the basketball lights-outs over his last 12 games, burning down the nets from three-point range.

But on Sunday night against the Pacers, Redick was cold. He was just one for seven from the field, one for five from three-point range. He finished with five points.

In their previous 12 games, Redick had shot 53.8% from three-point range (35 for 65).

4. Rebounding had been a point of emphasis for the Clippers when the season started.

But they were outrebounded 52-40 by the Pacers. The Clippers gave up 13 offensive rebounds, three each to Myles Turner, Al Jefferson and Lavoy Allen.

5. It was a bad shooting night for Clippers starters. They made just 34.2% (13 for 38) of their shots from the field and combined for only 47 points. They converted just one of 13 three-point shots.

Chris Paul was three-for-11 shooting and missed all six long-range shots. DeAndre Jordan was two for three from the field, Blake Griffin six of 15, Luc Mbah a Moute one for two and Redick one for seven.

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broderick.turner@latimes.com

Twitter: @BA_Turner


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