Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro reflects on loss to Hornets

Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

The Los Angeles Clippers coach wasn't too pleased following their fourth straight loss.

Los Angeles Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro tore into his team's effort following their fourth straight loss on Monday night, ESPN reported on Tuesday.

The Clippers gave up 100 points for the second consecutive night in a 105-98 loss against the New Orleans Hornets. After the game, Del Negro wasn't too pleased with the Clippers, calling the game "embarrassing."

"We got nothing from our bigs, we got nothing from our bench, we got nothing from anybody. They set the tone. They went where they wanted when they wanted. They got to the line, we settled for jump shots and we didn't attack them like we should have. Nobody's going to feel sorry for you. You get what you deserve," Del Negro said.

It was the second straight game the Clippers defense allowed their opponent to shoot better than 50 percent from the floor. The Clippers' defense has generally been decent as they are 11th best in the league with teams only scoring 95.6 points per game against them.

But when they lose, the defense is a whole new story. Teams have surpassed 100 points in five of their six losses, when the Clippers' opponents average 105.6 points scored.

Luckily, the Clippers have two of the better opponents to try to turn their luck around against. They host the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Sacramento Kings for their next two games, and each team resides at the bottom of its division.

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