Mike Woodson

Clippers shooting for consistent defense during homestretch

Clippers shooting for consistent defense during homestretch

The Clippers won’t put too much stock in a lopsided win over a team resting its three best players, even if the opponent was the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers, who sat LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love in Staples Center on Saturday night.

But if, in their 108-78 win over Cleveland Lite, the Clippers were able to plant a seed from which some better defense can sprout, then plenty of good will have come from it.

“I liked our defensive spirit and our talk,” forward Blake Griffin said. “Even if we didn’t get a stop, I thought our talk was great. I could hear who the low-man was every time. Guys were running guys off the corner three, running the right guys off...

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