Heading into the final part of the regular season, there are numerous questions surrounding the Los Angeles Clippers.
Where will they finish in the conference? Are they deep enough to make a serious run?
Holding on to the lead in the Pacific Division, the Clips will be looking to rely on the brilliance of their two All-Stars, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, to supplant the San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder out west. Finally healthy, the Clips will look to regain their early-season offensive form and complement it with their staunch team defense.
Seeding in the ultra-competitive Western Conference is anybody’s guess, as spots No. 2 through No. 6 are up in the air. As of the All-Star break, the Clippers were jockeying for position for the No. 3 seed against the Spurs, the Portland Trail Blazers and the Houston Rockets.
So how can we expect the Clips to shape up as we approach the final two months of the season?
Let’s make and evaluate five post-All-Star break predictions for Lob City.
All statistics accurate as of February 18, 2014. Statistics used from ESPN.com and NBA.com/Stats.