The Clippers have lost eight of their last 11 games, most recently falling to the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, 102-91.
In that game, Blake Griffin had 40 points on 78% shooting, and Chris Paul had 24 points on 66.6% -- but the rest of the team combined to shoot only 27% (10 of 37) from the field. The Clippers were also outscored in second-chance points, 23-11, a stat Clippers' Coach Doc Rivers thought made the biggest difference in the game.
"That killed us," Rivers said. "It's been our issue all year."
The New Orleans Pelicans, who the Clippers face Friday night at 7:30 in Los Angeles, are four for 11. The team has put together a three-game...