Los Angeles Clippers get 10th straight victory
The Los Angeles Clippers are off to a great start with an 18-6 record and are tied with the league’s defending champs the Miami Heat for the second best record. As they sit atop the Pacific division eight games ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Clippers with their second longest winning streak in franchise history since being the Buffalo Braves in 1974 when they captured 11 straight wins. Now fast forward to 2012 and you have a new Clipper team that is even more determined and focused with a team chemistry like no other. The Clippers found themselves winning and with five players scoring in double digits. What a way to play team ball and get another win and now just one win shy of the franchise record of 11 straight wins.
“I think that’s the most wins I’ve ever had in a row since I’ve been in the league,” Clippers player Chris Paul said.
Also adding to the Clipper record book is that of the Clippers only allowing the Pistons (7-20) to score 76 points. A record that ties a season low for a Los Angeles opponent.
Still the Clippers players are just taking it one game at a time and not wanting to get ahead of themselves.
As the Los Angeles Clippers captured their 10th straight win defeating the Detroit Pistons 88-76 in a late surge in the fourth quarter to sweep a four game road trip; a first in franchise history.
“Tonight was a game maybe earlier in the season we would have lost. so hopefully we’re learning how to win together when things aren’t going perfectly and we’ve got to find a way. And tonight things definitely weren’t perfect, but we found a way,” Head coach Vinny Del Negro said after the game.
-Kelly J Newson