It’s been 13 days since the Los Angeles Clippers lost a game at home. It has also been less than 13 days since they lost three straight road games, and Vinny Del Negro was facing job speculation.
The last team to beat them at the Staples Center? The Phoenix Suns.
The Clippers want to win their 5th consecutive road game, and are trying to break a 4 game losing streak to Steve Nash’s Suns.
The Clippers have played excellently ever since losing 3 straight on the road.
“I think the last couple of games we locked in,” forward Kenyon Martin told the Clippers’ official website after Monday’s 97-85 win over the Hornets. “We’ve done a better job of taking a teams’ tendencies away and it’s worked for us.”
Chris Paul downplayed wanting any sense of revenge for their last home loss to this Suns’ team.
“We’re playing for a lot right now,” Paul said. “We had a lot of fun, just because we won. I could care less who the opponent was.”
A key battle to look at here will be between Chris Paul and Steve Nash, two of the game’s greatest point guards, going head to head.
The Suns are trying to make a Playoff push being just 2 games behind the Houston Rockets for 8th place. It is unknown whether Grant Hill will sit another game with knee inflammation or not.
Seeing whether the Clippers can beat a hot team will be a great test for their playoff capabilities, and could do wonders for the team’s confidence going into April.
Think CP3 can measure up against the future Hall of Famer Steve Nash? Let’s find out.