Many of the players attribute their success to the team's strong chemistry, which is palpable in Griffin and Paul's two-part interview with Kimmel.
Some of the highlights:
On whether they take extra pleasure in beating the Lakers:
"It's just another game on our schedule," Griffin said.
Responded Kimmel: "I don't believe that for one second."
On the team's superstitions during the 17-game win streak:
"We had to play the exact same song before we left the locker room," Griffin said. (The song was Trinidad James' "All Gold Everything.")
Added Paul: "Lamar Odom had a little dance to it that he did every game."
On Lamar Odom:
"He's been a great teammate all year long," Griffin said. "We've had a team full of great teammates."
On the team's photos of players sleeping on planes, a phenomenon that they dubbed "Got 'em":
(Kimmel showed a bunch of photos, including three of Paul. The point guard joked about each photo, pretending that he was awake.) Said Paul: "I was just reading actually ... I was singing ... I was praying right before we took off."
On Paul's 3-year-old son, Lil' Chris, saying that his favorite player is Blake Griffin:
"Unfortunately," Paul quipped. "Not me. I mean, I'm his dad. You'd think that it would be me, but he absolutely loves Blake."
On Griffin's relationship with Lil' Chris:
"Lil Chris and I have a great relationship," Griffin said. "He comes and we talk after almost every game."
On whether Paul is jealous of Griffin's relationship with Lil' Chris: