The Los Angeles Clippers have an incredible team. With the likes of Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, and DeAndre Jordan, there are very few teams that should be able to stop them. After a 12-2 start to the season, the Clippers have since gone 2-4. Their first 2 losses were to the respectable Grizzlies and Thunder, who are 5th and 6th in the strong Western Conference. Their last 4 losses have come to the Pistons, Pacers, Nets, and then the Pacers again. Those teams are 26-36 this season, so for a team as strong as the Clippers there is no excuse to lose to those teams, especially the Brooklyn Nets (5-15). The Clippers have shown that they are a contender in the NBA by beating the San Antonio Spurs and Cleveland Cavaliers in their only games against the two teams this season. Those two teams are 30-9 this season. Small Forward Paul Pierce stated his frustration after beating the Cavaliers : “I was a little upset, because this game shows me how good we can be, and how we keep playing to the level of our opponents,” Pierce said. “You can’t look at this game and the game we had against the Spurs, and then see how we played against the Nets and some of the other teams, and not see that. We have to stop playing to the level of the opponent.”
Pierce is right. The Clippers need to sort out what is going on with their team. The Western Conference is STACKED, so a few losses in the regular season could be the deciding factor between playing the Spurs (who they beat by 24 this season) or the Warriors (who are 17-3 this season).