Clippers After Deadline: Reaction following 99-92 loss to Celtics
Assorted reactions from the Clippers on Saturday after they lost their fourth consecutive game. Against Boston, they committed 21 turnovers, which was the eight time this season they have had 20 or more.
"We played a good first half. We didn't come out in the second half. They took advantage of the turnovers we had. I'm still working on my defensive rotation and coverages," said Chris Kaman, who played in his first home game since Nov. 3. "I'm lagging behind and messing them up. I'm getting there. I'm trying."
Kaman played a shade more than 25 minutes, which was his unofficial limit.
"I want to take it step by step," he said. "It felt pretty good. Still gets a little sore towards the end, so I think they're going to keep it at 25, so we'll see how it goes."
Kaman, talking in the locker room, had a big nasty scratch on his back.
"Big Little Baby," Kaman said, speaking of the Celtics' Glen Davis.
Said Blake Griffin, commenting on the Lakers and the Celtics: "When the second half rolls around -- or when it's time -- they really pick up the intensity. They try to come and knock you out. The important thing is to withstand the runs. Everybody will have a run here or there. You've got to withstand and come right back and take care of the ball."
It was a week ago that Griffin won the Slam Dunk contest at Staples Center during All-Star weekend. He talked about some of the pregame dance moves from some of his All-Star colleagues.
'I don't think anybody my size should be dancing by themselves, " he said. "It's not really my style."
Griffin raised his index finger in the air, and smiled, saying: "That's my go-to thing."
Photo: Boston's Glen Davis shoots over Chris Kaman during Saturday night's game at Staples Center. Credit: Gary A. Vasquez / US Presswire