Even after last night's impressive win over the Western Conference-leading San Antonio Spurs, the Los Angeles Clippers hold the worst record in the league at 4-15.
Yet, somehow, they are only 5.5 games out of a projected playoff spot.
Consistently successful squads like Phoenix and Portland have fallen off, opening the door for an eighth team to slide into the postseason, and it is not inconceivable that the Clippers fill the hole.
What can the Clips do to save their season and make a run at glory?
I want to reiterate that moving the team out of LA will not help them win. They will be the same Clippers with the same roster and a change in scenery will not alter production. Donald Sterling selling the franchise might change the team's fortunes, but it has been made clear that he will not do that. Therefore, let's focus on other ways the Clippers can salvage 2010-11.
Who knows? Maybe Clipper-ville could become Glass Slipper-ville, and LA could have its very own fairy tale about the previously poor stepsister.
This is Hollywood, after all.