The Clippers can only hope it was a sign of things to come. They routed the New Orleans Pelicans, 111-90, on Friday night at Staples Center, finally looking like the team many expected them to be.
Here are five takeaways from the game:
1. The starters and reserves put together a complete game
The plus-minus stats were nearly positive across the board as the Clippers starters built a lead and the reserves maintained it. The starters were able to sit out the entire fourth quarter as a result, getting much-needed rest during a busy portion of the schedule. Blake Griffin had 20 points, DeAndre Jordan grabbed 11 rebounds and Chris Paul had 17 points and eight...