More from Ontario’s Clippers
The Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario — and yes, we will call them Team Hot Water whenever we can get away with it — played their first G League game Friday night. The show was good, with much of the trappings you’ll get at an NBA Clippers game at Staples Center. But the team’s performance was bad: 35.2 percent shooting from the field, while the Santa Cruz Warriors shot 58 percent overall and 63.2 percent from three-point range in a 131-98 drubbing.
(Sort of like an NBA Warriors-Clippers game, I suppose, but we won’t belabor that point.)
Afterward, forward Brice Johnson — a Clippers roster player sent down here to get more work — and head coach Casey Hill answered questions.
Agua Caliente Clippers forward Brice Johnson (11) drives to the basket as the Warriors Damian Jones (15) defends during the first half Friday night at Citizens Business Bank Arena.
“It was great. Feels good to get out there and do something besides just sitting on the bench. It definitely was pretty good to finally get out there and just play.
“We definitely have a lot of things to work in. It was just my second day out here … I was getting thrown into the fire. I think we did all right but we definitely gotta clean up some things here and there.”
(You practice with the Clippers all of the time and then you come down here. How long will it take you to get acclimated?)
“I don’t know. I couldn’t tell you. We just gotta keep going. We’ve got a game tomorrow, so we don’t have much time to practice. Just like when I was with the Clippers, we didn’t have much time to practice so we didn’t have practice. We just go game to game and know what we did wrong.