The Clippers have a 4-1 record so far on their seven-game, 11-day trip, but they didn't set a goal for wins before they left Los Angeles on Nov. 18.
Of course they had wanted to win all seven games, but that won't happen. After victories over Orlando and Miami, their first loss was at Memphis on Sunday.
But the Clippers took the next two games, against Charlotte and Detroit, and will seek to keep that modest winning streak alive when they play the
"We take it one game at a time," power forward Blake Griffin said. "We literally say before every game, 'You can't win them all without winning the first one. You can't win them all without winning the second one.' We lost one. Then it was, 'You can't win the rest without winning the next one.' It's a one-game-at-a-time mentality. And I think that's why we're doing so well."
Starting Rockets center
"Dwight is Dwight. He's a force," Rivers said. "You have to play different without Dwight, for sure. Without Dwight, you change a lot because you don't have the monster down in the middle."