The Clippers (17-7) turned an underwhelming game into a 113-105 win over the New Orleans Pelicans (7-17) at Staples Center on Saturday night. The Clippers were without power forward Blake Griffin — the team expects him to be back in action on Monday — and the Pelicans rested star power forward Anthony Davis.
The Pelicans were also without starting point guard Jrue Holiday and shooting guard E’Twaun Moore, which allowed the Griffin-less Clippers to coast to the finish. Below are five takeaways from the action.
1. Seeing 20/20
Without Griffin and Felton, Chris Paul went from the team’s primary distributor to its only...