1. It was obvious this was a matchup of teams headed in opposite directions. The Kings have sputtered since winning five of their first six games this season, including a six-point victory over the Clippers that feels as if it was eight months ago. The Clippers have been up and down but more up than down given their record. They appear bound for the playoffs and the Kings for another lottery pick.
3. The Clippers showed toughness when they needed to. When the game got tense late, the Clippers made the plays they had to against a team missing its best player in the sidelined
4. The dynamic on the bench was clearly different. Jones has been so active cheering on his new teammates that if he isn’t re-signed after his 10-day contract expires next week then he should audition for the Clipper Spirit dance team. Newcomer