At the beginning of the season, the Los Angeles Clippers were seen as one of the top teams in the Western Conference after they started off the year with a 25-6 record–which included a 17-game winning streak at one point. Obviously, there’s no reason to make a big deal considering how quickly things can turn around later in the season, but the Clippers have been on a bit of decline lately as they recently just ended a four-game losing streak–leaving everyone wondering whether or not it’s time to panic in Los Angeles.
The Clippers came through with a 96-83 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday to put their losing streak to an end, but it still doesn’t take away from the fact that they’re record is still 33-13 on the season. If the season were to end today, the Clippers would hold the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference, but there’s no guarantee they can hold on to that spot over the remainder of the regular season.
Plus, when looking at where Los Angeles was earlier in the year–every game will be important from here on out considering how competitive the Western Conference is with teams like the Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs. The Clippers may be dealing with injuries at the moment, but their recent four-game losing streak may be a reason for concern as far as whether or not this team can keep up with the rest of the teams in the Western Conference.
Hopefully, their recent win over the Trail Blazers is a sign of this team bouncing back and leaving their losing streak behind them.
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