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Los Angeles Clippers star Paul George criticized his team after the loss to the Hawks

Published March 18, 2024 at 2:48 PM

Paul George's observation that the Clippers "lack an identity" echoed sentiments shared by several teammates after a significant loss to the Atlanta Hawks at home on Sunday night. Amid injuries, notably Russell Westbrook's absence, the team faces deeper issues, according to George. With the playoffs looming, they recognize the pressing need for solutions.

"I mean, that's what we're appearing to look like, which is not good. Not good. We want to be a team that's consistent and we want to establish an identity. I've always spoken about having an identity and I think it's extremely important. When you're a team that has an identity, teams know what they're going up against. Right now, I don't think we have an identity."

On a related note, Clippers head coach Ty Lue emphasized the necessity for his team to match the opponent's energy right from the beginning.

"We definitely can play harder for a 48-minute stretch. It can't be 32 minutes or it can't be when you get down. That comes with a veteran team. They think we can turn it on, but these teams are young, they're fast, they're turning it on from jump ball, so we got to be able to keep up and we got to be able to match that," Lue said. "Nothing to overreact to like the guys in the locker room, they understand what we need to do... I told you we have things we got to do consistently every single night. And if you don't do that, you can consistently get beat by anybody."

The Clippers, currently 4th in the Western Conference with a 5-5 record in their last 10 games, must make adjustments to avoid repeating past postseason disappointments.

More to come.

Source : RealGM
March 18   |   12 answers
Los Angeles Clippers star Paul George criticized his team after the loss to the Hawks

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