Sustained progress is not something the Clippers have been able to attain.
The steps they take are more arduous, sending the Clippers in all sorts of directions except the right one, and that is concerning for a team unable to build any momentum.
They had seemingly moved the right way Saturday with a victory over the Utah Jazz, a potential playoff foe the Clippers are jockeying with for home-court advantage in the Western Conference.
Then the Clippers took a step backward Sunday, losing to the Sacramento Kings in astonishing fashion, leading to questions about how equipped they are for the task that awaits them — the playoffs.
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