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Examining how the Clippers stack up in playoffs and in L.A.
Examining how the Clippers stack up in playoffs and in L.A.

With the Clippers set to tip off against the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals on Monday, Eric Pincus takes a look at how the team has fared this season and whether they have a chance at winning over more Los Angeles-area sports fans. Why didn't the 56-26 Clippers go into the 2015 playoffs as a favorite in the Western Conference? The Clippers have been generally viewed as pretender more than contender, likely because of their track record. After strong annual regular seasons, the Clippers came up flat last postseason in a second-round loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. The team previous fell in the first round to the Memphis Grizzlies in 2013...

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