Ever since March 19, this team has been red hot but it certainly did not start off that way. The team is currently fighting to keep their home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs as they are currently 33-22. The team started this stretch off against the Indiana Pacers to kick off a three game road trip.
vs. Pacers 102-89 Pacers Win
This was a tough loss as they were never able to get things going after the second quarter. Danny Granger took over and scored 25 points for the Pacers while Griffin had 23 in a decisive win for the Pacers.
vs. Thunder 114-91 Thunder Win
The game against Kevin Durant and company was supposed to be a test to see how far the team has gone. However, Kevin Durant made sure that the young team from LA was not going to steal the show at home. Durant had 32 points to overshadow Paul’s 10 assists.
vs. Hornets 97-90 Hornets Win
This seven point loss to the Hornets certainly stung as they are currently the worst team in the West. However, the game was fairly close until a complete meltdown in the fourth quarter that led to only 11 points. Griffin’s 21 points and Jordan’s 14 points were wiped away in this loss. After a crushing loss like this one, they will need your support at their next game. Buy your Clippers tickets now!
vs. Grizzlies – 101-85 LA Won
This game against the Grizzlies helped spark a win streak that helped them fight back in the West. Griffin’s consistent double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds helped lead to win this game easily.
vs. Hornets 97-85 LA Won
This was their chance to redeem themselves after losing to the Hornets and Chris Paul certainly led the way. Paul’s 25 points and 10 assists helped them take this game late in the fourth quarter.
vs. Suns 103-96 LA Won
The win against the Suns helped cap off a three game winning streak with the help of Griffin’s 27 and 14 performance. Though Nash had 14 assists, Paul and his young teammates were able to come out victorious.
vs. Blazers 98-97 LA Won
In one of the most exciting games of the season, Chris Paul was able to somehow pull out a fourth straight win. With only five seconds left in the game, Paul dribbled into the point to score the go-ahead lay-up to win by one point to go with his 14 assists.
vs. Jazz 105-96 LA Won
After blowing the game open with a 16 point lead in the first quarter, they were able to cruise to their fifth straight win, bringing the team to 31-21.
vs. Mavericks 94-75 Clippers Won
Surprisingly, they continued to stay hot despite leaving their home court. They blew the Mavericks out with Randy Foye’s hot performance from the floor. With 28 points, he was able to lead this solid win over the defending champions.
vs. Lakers 113-108 Lakers Won
Going home to play the Lakers was certainly going to be a challenge to get their seventh straight win. However, Andrew Bynum had other plans as he demolished the front court with 36 points to break the Clipper’s streak.
vs. Kings 93-85 Clippers Win
They were able to bounce back after their loss to the Lakers to beat the Kings fairly easily with Foye’s 20 points.
The Clippers are looking very good in the West and their push to keep that fourth spot is looking good as the Grizzlies are looking shaky in the 5th spot. Mo Williams is currently out of the lineup with a toe injury but Randy Foye and Chris Paul will be able to hold the guard position down. However, though the team is winning games, they will need to start focusing more defense if they want any shot at defeating teams like the Thunder and the Lakers in the West. The team is certainly ready to make some noise in the West but they will need to start locking the opponents down. The last 11 games will prove to be critical to how well the team will do in the playoffs. With only 6 games against playoff teams, they just might be able to sneak into the third seed to have a better record than the Lakers in the regular season.