Rant My Life: Should Los Angeles Clippers Be Considered the Team to Beat in the Western Conference?

The Los Angeles Clippers are one of the hottest teams in basketball right now as they’re riding a four-game winning streak–with one of their most impressive wins coming on Wednesday against the Miami Heat. Los Angeles went on to defeat the defending champions 107-100–which has brought up an interesting topic about whether or not they should be the team to beat in the Western Conference.

After a 2-0 start with impressive wins over the Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Lakers, the Clippers cooled off quickly after back-to-back losses to the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers. Since then, Los Angeles pulled off four-straight wins–including key wins over the San Antonio Spurs and the Heat.

The season may be early, but the Clippers finally look like they’re ready to be the team to beat in the Western Conference if Blake Griffin and Chris Paul can stay healthy. Now that these two stars have a year of experience playing together under their belt, the bar is set high for the 2012-13 season–but it certainly won’t be easy.

Between the Lakers, Spurs, and Oklahoma City Thunder, it won’t be easy to come out on top of the Western Conference and the Clippers realize that. It’s only a matter of time before the Lakers start clicking and the duo of Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant makes the Thunder one of the biggest threats in the league.

Still, it’s difficult to ignore what the Clippers have accomplished so far this season and if they can continue playing at this high level–they could easily emerge as the best team in Los Angeles when the season comes to an end.

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