Scouts Inc.: Nuggets vs. Clippers Game 4

Updated: April 28, 2006, 3:46 PM ET
By John Carroll | Scouts Inc.
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Clippers Offense: Los Angeles wasted a golden opportunity to go up 3-0 in this series because they played a sloppy offensive game. The Clippers came into Game 3 shooting .459 for the series, averaging 23.5 assists and only 13 turnovers. Their lack of concentration showed up in their poor execution, ballhandling and passing. They committed 24 turnovers, had only 14 assists and shot a very poor 40.3 percent.

It was killing Mike Dunleavy to watch his team self destruct. He knew they could have won this game. If they want to go back to L.A. up 3-1, they must come out ready with a crisp and efficient offensive effort.

John Carroll

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John Carroll joined Scouts Inc. after nine years as an NBA coach, including a seven-year tenure with the Boston Celtics that concluded with a four-month stint as interim head coach in 2003-04. Before joining the NBA, Carroll spent six years as head coach at Duquesne University and seven years at Seton Hall as an assistant to head coach P.J. Carlesimo.