The game required the Clippers to have a narrow focus at a time when it would have been easy for them to look past the Atlanta Hawks and toward the break that’s on the horizon.
But by letting an intense defense be their guide, the Clippers rolled to a 99-84 victory over the Hawks on Wednesday night at Staples Center.
Now they can all rest easily, knowing they extended their winning streak to four games by playing the game in front of them.
It was their last game before the All-Star break this weekend in New Orleans. The Clippers have a week off before playing at Golden State on Feb. 23.
DeAndre Jordan, who had 16 rebounds and seven points, will be the Clippers’...