1. Even in defeat, the Clippers were more efficient on offense than one would have expected from this group that had two changes to the starting lineup against the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Clippers shot 50.7% from the field, 44.1% from the three-point line. Center DeAndre Jordan was key among the top shooters for the Clippers, making all eight of his field goals en route to 17 points. Austin Rivers, who led the Clippers in scoring with 30 points, was on target all game. He went nine for 14 from the field, an impressive seven-for-10 from three-point range. Lou Williams returned to his role on the bench and went eight for 14 to score his 23 points. C.J. Williams, one of the new starters for the Clippers, went two-for-four from the field, one-for-one from three-point line, scoring five points. 2. This is a time when the Clippers really need Wesley Johnson to have a bigger scoring role. But that was not the case against Minnesota. Johnson missed nine of his 10 shots, including all three of his three-point attempts. He had just two points and was a minus-10 in the plus/minus category. Broderick Turner The two new starters for the Clippers on Sunday originally were acquired to spend most of their time playing for the franchise’s developmental team. But during these tumultuous times, the Clippers are just trying to plug their many holes, hoping that can slow their descent into the abyss. It did... The two new starters for the Clippers on Sunday originally were acquired to spend most of their time playing for the franchise’s developmental team. But during these tumultuous times, the Clippers are just trying to plug their many holes, hoping that can slow their descent into the abyss. It did... (Broderick Turner) 3. Jordan showed just how engaged he was during the game by producing a double-double. He had 12 rebounds to go with his 17 points, and also had two blocked shots. 4. Though his numbers weren’t overly impressive, Clippers rookie Jawun Evans was just solid. And that’s all the Clippers want out of Evans. He had four points, three rebounds, two assists and one block, going one-for-two from the field and two-for-two from the free-throw line. 5. Energy and effort