Originally written on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 10/31/14

There weren’t a lot of positives the Los Angeles Clippers could take away from Game 1 against the San Antonio Spurs. Aside from a few solid individual performances from Eric Bledsoe and Caron Butler, the team struggled in all aspects.

 Despite the 16-point loss, the Clippers are trying to look at the positives, mainly that they can play a lot better.

"It would be tough if it was like, 'Man, we did everything right and we did everything we wanted to do and we couldn't beat them,'" said Chris Paul.

Paul was downright awful in Game 1, shooting 3-13 from the floor and turning the ball over an uncharacteristic 5 times. How much of that was from a lack of rest and his groin injury and how much of that was the Spurs’ game plan? I guess we’ll see as the series goes forward, but the Clippers are not going to win even one game in this series if CP3 doesn’t get it together.

While it’s good for the Clippers to not panic after losing only one game on the road, I think it’s foolish not to be worried. The Spurs outplayed them all over the court, and that doesn’t just magically change in the between games.

The Spurs may see a better Clippers team tonight in Game 2, but not the best one. They’ll have had a full day of rest, something that’s invaluable at this point, but they will still be far from 100%. Injuries don’t heal overnight and Paul, Blake Griffin and a few other players are still recovering. Even if we could say that the Clippers at full strength could hang with the Spurs, which I still don’t think is the case, we may not see that Clippers team during this series.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Giants co-owner Ann Mara dies at age 85

Pats-Seahawks tickets most expensive in S.B. history

Report: Seahawks offer Lynch a huge contract

Super Bowl matchup of low round QBs a rarity

Reporter who broke Deflategate story receiving death threats

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Sherman not expecting baby on Super Bowl Sunday

Report: Peyton Manning likely to announce return shortly

Report: Jets, Bills expected to pursue Darrelle Revis

Falcons being investigated for fake crowd noise

Aaron Rodgers wins NFL MVP

VCU G Briante Weber suffers major knee injury in loss

Earl Thomas did not like ‘Legion of Boom’ nickname at first

WATCH: Kevin Love booed by fans in return to Minnesota

WATCH: Gregg Popovich gets nailed in head with a shot

Tom Brady sounds fired up for Super Bowl

Deion Sanders’ charter school shut down

The six most popular players in Super Bowl XLIX

Tony Dungy voted for Bobby Wagner for NFL MVP

Patriots' footballs were 'just a few ticks' under limit?

2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame class announced

Anderson Silva beats Nick Diaz in return to octagon

WATCH: 'SNL' mocks Super Bowl

Sabres had a horrific month of January

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Seahawks make Lynch a huge offer?

Super Bowl matchup of low-round QBs a rarity

Kevin Love booed in Minnesota return

Deion’s charter school shut down

Dungy cast the Wagner MVP vote

Report: Jets, Bills to pursue Revis

Did the Falcons pipe in crowd noise?

2015 Hall of Fame class announced

Aaron Rodgers wins NFL MVP

Tim Duncan suing financial adviser?

Five likely cap casualties of 2015

Making the case for NFL co-MVPs

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.