It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Actually, it was the worst of nearly everything for the
1. Will the real Clippers please stand up? They entered the game with the momentum of a 747 jumbo jet at cruising altitude, having won six consecutive games, the most recent three in comeback fashion. They exited looking like a team with no chance at contending for an
2. The Clippers got pushed around … by whom? His name is
3. Paul nearly brought the Clippers all the way back. He scored 14 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter, including seven straight at one point to spark a 12-0 Clippers run, but he missed a three-pointer that could have given his team the lead and the Pelicans pulled away. Paul realized the Clippers' problems started long before then. "It's bad, obviously," Paul said. "We didn't come in here with plans to lose. We came out and were kind of flat. We weren't making shots and weren't getting stops and ultimately it caught up with us."