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Scout's Take
Ian Thomsen
November 26, 2007
On the Clippers, who were 5--4 at week's end without All-Star power forward Elton Brand and point guard Shaun Livingston, both out with injuries until after the All-Star break:
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November 26, 2007

Scout's Take

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On the Clippers, who were 5--4 at week's end without All-Star power forward Elton Brand and point guard Shaun Livingston, both out with injuries until after the All-Star break:

"The pieces look like they're fitting together nicely. Corey Maggette is attacking the basket and getting to the free throw line; Tim Thomas is getting consistent minutes at power forward as a three-point threat who can also finish in transition. Neither one is a back-to-the-basket player, so they're opening up room for Chris Kaman [in the low post]. And their becoming more of a transition team and getting shots up earlier in the shot clock makes Sam Cassell (above) happier, because he'd rather shoot jumpers than throw it inside to Brand every time."

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