The Los Angeles Clippers are most likely going to fall short of winning the Pacific Division title. They are half a game behind the Los Angeles Lakers and the Clips have two games remaining. Both games are on the road and on back to back nights, first the Clips travel to Atlanta then the following night they travel to New York (both teams are playoff bound). The Lakers on the other hand have one home game remaining against the Sacramento Kings. In order for the Clippers to win the division they have to win both road games and have the Lakers lose to the Kings. It is a wishful list of events, hard to imagine it happening.
I have to give credit to the Lakers, when guard Kobe Bryant went down with an injury and the Clippers were in the midst of their hot streak, I thought for sure the Clips would bypass the Lakers for the division lead. The Lakers played exceptionally without their leader and rallied behind center Andrew Bynum and forward Pau Gasol. The killer was Sunday’s game versus the Oklahoma Thunder.
The Thunder had a huge lead on the Lakers and looked as if they were going to cruise to the victory, but the Lakers posted an amazing comeback to win the game in double overtime. I could not believe it! That was the game Clipper fans needed to still have a legitimate chance of winning the division. Now the goal is to maintain the fourth seed and have home court against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Many in the media agree that the Grizzlies are a very scary team to face in the playoffs; they have the ability to upset any of the top seeds in the west. The Clippers will have to prove many wrong and find a way to slow down Memphis. All I can say is that we have Chris Paul and they don’t. GO CLIPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!