Presumably, there will come a time when the Clippers scratch out another victory against their nemesis and Pacific Division rivals, the Golden State Warriors.
That time certainly did not arrive Monday night.
The Clippers were demolished yet again by the Warriors, getting bulldozed 141-113 at Staples Center. That makes 11 consecutive times the Clippers have lost to the defending NBA champions.
And the past five straight have not been close, all of them by double digits, the average margin of defeat now 22.8 points.
“Sometimes the other team just beats your butt and you just got to take it,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “And that’s what happened.”