Clippers Starting to Win ‘grind-it-out’ Games
The smooth operators of Lob City found themselves searching for a Plan B when the A-game went missing against the Sacramento Kings. It was looking ragged, at times. Even ugly.
Bigger picture: The Clippers’ 12-point win Friday night was one of those statement-making games. Even beyond the fact that it was a franchise-record 12th consecutive victory.
Winning ugly sends a message, too.
“That’s going to happen,” reserve guard Eric Bledsoe said Saturday after a brief practice. “Every night is not going to be a good win. It’s going to be a grind-it-out kind of game. We just had a little more talent and experience than Sacramento.”
“We realize we have a target on our back,” (Blake) Griffin said. “We’ve said this from the very beginning of the season. We know teams are pretty hyped when we come in and play them on the road. Or when teams come in to play us.