The Clippers, who play the Suns on Tuesday night in Phoenix, recalled what happened during that 19-point loss to the Suns.
"They killed us,"
The Suns scored 107 points on the Clippers in that game and they shot 12 for 31 (38.7%) from three-point range. They also had 18 fastbreak points, 44 points in the paint, mostly on drives to the basket, and they blocked nine shots.
"Goran Dragic can create for a lot of guys," Griffin said. "They've got guys that can create for themselves, guys that can score, play one-on-one basketball. So we have to do a really good job of being tight. We have to get back in transition and slow them down."
The Suns' will test the Clippers' defense because Phoenix averages 105.3 points per game, the fifth-most in the league.
Phoenix also attempts the second-most three-point shots in the
"For us, we've got to leave that bad experience they gave us in our first rodeo … we play against them [Tuesday]," guard
It's the wild west
Seemingly every game in the Western Conference counts for something.
Before Monday's games, the Clippers were in the fourth spot in the West, just behind the
The Clippers have defeated the Rockets three times this season and own the tiebreaker. The Clippers also lead the Pacific Division, with a 41/2-game lead over the second-place
"If you lose two games, three games, you can drop in the standings real fast," Collison said. "I think every team in the West understands that. So it makes it a little more competitive. It's exciting. It's fun to be a part of."