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2012-13 W-L Record: 4-2
PPG: 104.3 (4th in NBA)
OPP PPG: 97.2 (T-15th in NBA)
The Los Angeles Clippers dropped games to the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors. When you watch them play against the Memphis Grizzlies, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers, however, you never would've known.
Nor would you believe that any team in the NBA could beat these Clippers.
Chris Paul is continuing along his path to the Hall of Fame by averaging 17.5 points, 10.7 assists and 2.2 steals per game. More important than the statistics, however, is the fact that CP3 has paced this offense to victory over three NBA championship contenders.
How has he done it? By consistently knowing where to find the hot hand.
With all due respect to Paul, that pales in comparison to what his teammate is doing. Although Blake Griffin and Jamal Crawford have been exceptional, we're speaking of DeAndre Jordan.
Through six games, Jordan looks like the best big man on the Clippers roster. He's consistently sinking hook shots, displaying a wide-array of post moves and continuously alters game on defense with his shot blocking ability.
Over the past two games, he's averaging 20.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game. Almost all of those points are coming from at least 10 feet from the basket.
Crawford has added a team-high 21.8 points per game and the Clipper suddenly appear to be the best team in the West. Keep in mind, they beat the San Antonio Spurs by a score of 106-84.
As for the Mavericks, they've won games over the Lakers, Charlotte Bobcats, Portland Trail Blazers and Toronto Raptors. LAC has beaten the Lakers, Blazers, Spurs and Memphis Grizzlies.
More impressive resume? You know.