The start of a harrowing stretch in which the Clippers play 10 of their next 11 games away from home began Saturday night against the Denver Nuggets. It did not end well.
It was not the way the Clippers wanted to begin this three-game trip, dropping a 123-98 game to the Nuggets and getting run off the Pepsi Center court with hardly any sort of resistance.
The 25-point loss was one point shy of the Clippers’ worst loss of the season. The 35-point deficit in the fourth quarter was tied for their biggest margin of the season.
It all left Austin Rivers going on a rant about his team not competing.
“Just compete and let everything else just come,” Rivers said after...