LOS ANGELES – It’s Clipper time, at last, in L.A., or was.
No. 3 seeds in the Western draw, with the town to themselves, at last, after finishing 30 games ahead of their cross-town rivals, the former Lakers, the Clippers had it all going for them, at last…
Well, at least until they tipped off Game 1 against the Golden State Warriors, who didn’t have Andrew Bogut although they supposedly did have all sorts of internal issues, who nevertheless held themselves together long enough to pull off a 109-105 upset in Staples Center.
“When you look at the makeup of this basketball team individually and collectively, they’re fighters,” said Coach Mark Jackson. ”Top to bottom, we’ve got a bunch of guys that survey says we’re not supposed to be here.”