Los Angeles Clippers' G-Men Do the Texas Two-Step

Paul PeszkoSenior Writer IJanuary 25, 2011

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 12:  Baron Davis #5 of the Los Angeles Clippers gathers Blake Griffin #32 and Eric Gordon #10 for a chat during the game against the Miami Heat at Staples Center on January 12, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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February is fast-approaching along with the All-Star Game, and the Clippers will spend a good part of the month on the road.

Unfortunately, for the winners of seven consecutive home games, the Clippers have not fared so well on the road this season.

That could change this week as the team does the Texas Two-Step through Dallas and Houston.

With the momentum they have built from winning 11 out of their last 15 games, the Clippers could do some damage in Texas, but they will need the G-Men to be at the top of their game.

While the Los Angeles Lakers have their Killer B’s, who have lost some of their sting now that Matt Barnes is out for two months, the Clippers have their G-Men—Blake Griffin and Eric Gordon.

However, Gordon injured his wrist last week in a win over Minnesota then sprained a rib in a win Friday night against Golden State.

Gordon remained in Los Angeles as the rest of the team flew down to Dallas and he will be reevaluated to see if he can join the team in Texas.

The Clippers will really need Gordon to have any hope of beating the 28-15 Mavericks who seems to be back on track now that Dirk Nowitzki has returned. 

Gordon is one of the reasons that the other half of the G-Men, Blake Griffin, is so effective. 

Gordon spreads out the defense. He is accurate from anywhere on the court.  It is difficult for a defense to double-team Griffin when Gordon is out there. Leave Gordon open and he is likely to burn you.

And Baron Davis just may be the reason that both Griffin and Gordon are being considered for the All-Star team.

Davis has been very effective in recent weeks finding the open man and creating space with his dribble penetration.

DeAndre Jordan and Ryan Gomes round out a starting five that has given Clippers’ fans something to finally cheer about at Staples Center. But can they change their fortunes on the road?