Though it is the end of a five-game, 11-day trip for the Clippers, they are not dragging wearily to the finish line of the journey.
They are relatively fresh because of the frequent days off between games, which the Clippers all agree is a positive because they will be facing a stout opponent in the Utah Jazz on Monday night in a game that is of equal importance to both teams.
It’s not lost on the Clippers that even though this game is in February, it’s an encounter that has potential playoff implications in April.
The Clippers are the fifth-seeded team in the Western Conference, a half-game behind the fourth-seeded Utah Jazz.
L.A. won the first meeting at...