The Clippers have had a fantastic December and are now the top team in Los Angeles, can they be the top team in the West and the league? Even if the do not win the conference or league it is hard to argue the fact that they are the most exciting team in the league. Their match up with OKC on January 22 is one to look forward to, a taster for the Conference final???
They say you make your own luck, but in the month of December, the Clippers have had little need to manufacture much of it. They’ve blown out most of their opponents, coasting to victory easily and often sitting their starters the entire fourth quarter. For a franchise that many thought was legitimately cursed once upon a time, it’s been interesting to see the Clippers control their own fate without interruptions from the basketball gods.
And although they haven’t been dependent on luck, the Clippers knew what to do once a bit of it came their way on Sunday night against the Utah Jazz.
Clippers starting small forward Caron Butler averages just 9.5 points a game, but the Clippers didn’t so much as blink when Butler’s shots kept going in. Chris Paul (9 assists) fed Butler again and again, and Butler’s jumpers kept tickling the twine.
Butler is just about the…
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