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LOS ANGELES -- Despite being the NBAs hottest team, the Los Angeles Clippers believe there is room for improvement. Frederik Andersen Jersey .At the end of the day, we like us, but as good as we are playing now, we could be playing a lot better, Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. I think that our guys believe that this is a different group, and it is. The bench is immensely different, and we have an amazing chemistry.The Clippers will shoot for their eighth consecutive win Wednesday night when they mix it up with the Memphis Grizzlies at Staples Center.Owners of the leagues best record, the Clippers (10-1) have dominated at home, winning five of six. Their home margin of victory is an average of 25.2 points per game. Overall, they have outscored the opposition by 183 points, the largest differential in the NBA.On Monday, the Clippers pounded the Brooklyn Nets 127-95 at Staples. Point guard Chris Paul led the way with 21 points, nine assists and five steals. The Clippers had 21 steals for the game.For us, its just about doing the right things consistently, said Clippers guard Jamal Crawford, who came off the bench to score 17 points against the Nets. No matter who we are playing, were all just working on us, so thats good for us.Defense has been the most consistent asset, as the Clippers lead the league in points allowed (92.2 per game) and points differential (plus-16.6). Los Angeles also is tops in opponents field-goal percentage at 40.9 percent.On offense, the Clippers are averaging 108.8 points per game, which is fourth best.Never known for its scoring prowess, Memphis has struggled on offense. The Grizzlies average 97.5 points per game, tied for 26th in the NBA. They are allowing 101.9 points (11th best).The Grizzles (5-5) are in the midst of a four-game road trip. After a 106-96 setback at Milwaukee to open the swing, they bounced back with a 102-96 decision Monday over the Jazz at Utah. 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LOUIS -- St. Gloucestershire 221 and 34 for 4 (Stevens 3-11) trail Kent 533 for 6 dec (Billings 171, Stevens 140) by 278 runsScorecard Look, if you bought Stones tickets and Jagger didnt play Satisfaction, how would you feel? Would you be happy?So asks Dustin Hoffman of Jon Favreau in the film Chef: the former a restauranteur desperate to turnaround an ailing business - the latter a chef searching for a deeper meaning to life. Favreau says no. Hoffman agrees: Youd burn the place to the f****ng ground!The reverse sweep is Sam Billings Satisfaction: a hit he has at his fingertips, able to be unleashed at any time. Fans go into games expecting him to play it and many leave disappointed when he doesnt. It has become synonymous with his name: Billings and reverse sweep together paints a very vivid picture of quick footwork and faster hands, in one smooth yet devastating movement.But Billings is keen to show that, particularly in red-ball cricket, he is so much more than a player who panders to the New Age crowd. Speaking at stumps, after striking 171 from 202 balls for his third first-class hundred - a second for Kent - he was in reflective mood: You dont want to play the way people think you should play, or just allow people to talk about you in just one way. Actually, sometimes I want to be the one that can grit it out and stand up. Im not just going to panic and bring out the sweep.Together, he and Darren Stevens stood higher than any other, as they amassed Kents highest fifth-wicket stand in Championship cricket, beating a previous best of 254 set way back in 1910 against Lancashire in Tunbridge Wells, with shots that might have caused fainting in the aisles. Even umpire Alex Wharf made the point to Billings at the non-strikers end - rarely will you see two attacking players go blow for blow without offering a chance or two for the 49.2 overs they batted. Stevens would be the first of the pair to offer one, departing to a catch at slip from Michael Klinger off the bowling of Craig Miles. By then, he had contributed 140 of the 258 partnership and Billings was comfortable in three figures.He got to his hundred, in only his third innings this season, off his 128th ball, patting the ball around until 99 before beating midwicket with a wristy flick over the fielders head for four. A couple of delays for rain and bad light saw him start again with Will Gidman, who notched a half-century against his former club, as Billings brought out the classic hits for the afternoon set, as Jack Taylor was strummed easily through backward point for an array of fours, each as risk-free as the last.That is the key with Billings reverse sweep. It is a shot he has mastered through hours and sweat. It iss so much more than a party trick. Ryan Getzlaf Jersey. It is the culmination of the very best of him as a talented, hard-working cricketer.Unsurprisingly, he is forthright about its misrepresentation: The old-school view on it is that its a dodgy shot to hit. I hit that shot probably better than my normal sweep. And Id definitely back myself against an off-spinner to hit a reverse sweep than a cover drive, for instance. People might say, oh, stop being ridiculous. But if youre not going to have a point there, Ill play it every ball. By the end of Taylors 15 overs, which went for 100 runs, he only had two fielders in the inner ring.Billings has been on at his coaches to bat him at No.5 for the last year or so. He believes he is capable of scoring big hundreds and, by his own admission, should have got a double today. He came within an inch of uppercutting his own stumps when he galloped down the crease and failed to beat Liam Norwell at mid off to depart for a first-class best of 171.What was noticeable during his innings was that his judgement and base seem in a sound place. For that, he gives thanks to the Championship, which has forced him to address some bad habits that he can hide in limited-overs cricket. My basics havent been quite there in the last six months. And thats just the nature of playing Twenty20 and one-day cricket the whole time: things just creep in.One of the elements encroaching into Billings game was a more open stance. He wondered out loud to Kent coach Matt Walker if that was the case. Daniel Bell-Drummond, who has spent close to a decade with Billings, answered on Walkers behalf: without a doubt. Even since the winter! The last fortnight has been spent redressing that issue.As disappointing as it is not to be in the ODIs, its been a blessing in disguise. Thats been the most pleasing thing - I made a conscious effort to work on something technical and it has bared fruit this innings.Once the final rain delay came, Kent skipper Sam Northeast decided to call off the innings, declaring at the tea interval with a lead of 312. And so, Stevens amplified the noise for a new contract with an array of deliveries moving in before undoing Gloucestershires top order with the odd one moving out. Chris Dent gave him an easy return catch, Will Tavare left incorrectly outside off stump before Klinger covered his stumps but nicked off to Matt Coles, via a deflection of Billings, at first slip.Tomorrow should bring fewer interruptions and, with six wickets still to get, the stage is set for Kent to complete a comprehensive innings victory. ' ' '