Nov 24, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul (3) loses control of the ball while being defended by Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford (15) and guard Anthony Morrow (22) during the first half at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Josh D. Weiss-US PRESSWIRE

What is WRONG with the Clippers?

Four straight losses, the latest of which was a lifeless effort against an inferior opponent missing its biggest star and top shooting guard?

Time to hit the panic button?

It certainly seems so.

The Clippers were atop Sport’s Illustrated’s NBA Power Rankings just 5 days ago after falling valiantly to the Thunder in overtime. Now, three additional losses later, they look confused, uninspired, and lacking the urgency any title contender must have if title hopes are to be realized.

Blake Griffin has seemingly disappeared, while Chris Paul has been making uncharacteristic mistakes and Matt Barnes has gone from hero to out-of-control in an instant.

Caron Butler scored 33 points against the Hornets, but is that really a formula for anything?

Let’s hope the team can regroup and put forth a better effort against Minnesota tomorrow night… or else.

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