It’s official: The
2. The Clippers’ reputation as complainers may have been a factor: The Clippers have had several players among the league leaders in technical fouls in recent years, and picked up three technicals as recently as Wednesday against the
3. Manpower wasn’t the only thing the Clippers were missing: Guard
4. Paul and Redick probably won’t return against Detroit on Saturday: Doc Rivers said he’ll likely also hold the guards out against the
5. The slumping Clippers aren't in terrible shape in the Western Conference standings. Yes, they're already 4 1/2 games behind unbeaten Golden State, but the teams below the Warriors are tightly bunched. The Clippers entered Friday alone in fourth place in the West, with the six teams immediately below them all holding .500 records. The Clippers will need to beat the Pistons to avoid falling to that level. "We're not in any position to sleep on anybody," Austin Rivers said. "We have not won any championship, we have not done anything of that sort, so who are we to sleep on anyone? At the end of the day, we've got to start putting something together here. We have to put like two or three or four [wins] in a row, five in a row."