Paul: Clippers Lack Defensive Confidence
This was perhaps the worst loss of the season for the Clippers, and it could hardly have come at a worse time.
A 116-101 loss to the Sacramento Kings in which they were outscored 38-18 in the fourth quarter Tuesday night sent the Clippers tumbling in the standings.
Told that (Clippers coach Vinny) Del Negro wasn’t happy with how the Clippers gave in, (Chris) Paul agreed.
“He shouldn’t be happy,” Paul said. “We’re not either. We’ve got to get better defensively. I think that’s the biggest key. Last year we had something about us where we could just get stops when we needed to. And right now, I don’t think we have the confidence that we need defensively.”