1. This was a win the Clippers sorely needed: They had just lost their leading scorer for a minimum of three weeks, not to mention a season-high four consecutive games. The Clippers needed a win to prevent the panic that Coach Doc Rivers said was swirling only outside the locker room from seeping into its inner confines. They got there by playing team basketball, sharing passes and getting contributions from nearly the entire roster.
3. The small-lineup experiment was an initial success: The Clippers used some unusual lineups, including one in which their big men were
4. It helped that the Clippers found team more banged-up than they are: Dallas’