Clippers Best Home Court Advantage in NBA?
As the Los Angeles Clippers slowly begin to change the culture of their team (having the best record in the NBA certainly doesn’t hurt), they are also slowly beginning to change the culture of their fan base and home court.
“You always want to have a strong home court,” Chris Paul said Tuesday. “It starts with our fans. We feed off their energy. I think it’s something you build during the regular season and that way when it comes to playoffs it’s a force to be reckoned with.”
The Clippers have won a franchise record 12 consecutive home games, which is the longest active home streak in the NBA. It also is tied with the Oklahoma City Thunder for the longest home win streak in the NBA this season. The Clippers franchise hasn’t won more than nine straight games at home since the 1970s.
The Clippers have the best point differential in the league at +8.8 but that number has jumped to +13.3 when they’re home this season. Since 1996-97 only four teams have had a more lopsided differential at home over a full season.