Keys to the game
Control Blake Griffin: He is capable of single-handedly destroying this team. He can also be stopped. He's a rookie. Don't get owned by rookies.
Own the perimeter: Not sure the Clippers have the perimeter defenders to stop much of anything. Detroit's convincing win over the Hawks demonstrated that the team can win in that sphere. So get to it.
Don't blow a double-digit lead: But do, by all means, assume a double digit lead.