The acquisition of Chris Paul, combined with the development of Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, has set the bar high for the L.A. Clippers this season. Many writers, including myself, are on record as saying this team will win the Pacific Division in 2012.
The Clippers looked great in two preseason wins against the Lakers and opened the regular season with an impressive victory at Golden State.
On Wednesday night, however, the Clippers hit their first roadblock of the year. The San Antonio Spurs handed Vinny Del Negro’s team a quick reality check with a 105-90 victory that exposed some potential weaknesses for the Clippers this season.
While I do think it’s way too early to panic over one loss—especially to such a quality team like San Antonio—every team must act quickly in correcting their mistakes in this shortened season.
Here are five things the Clippers must improve on as a team if they want to win a division title.