OK, I’ll be honest. The Clippers haven’t lost in Indiana just yet. It’s actually just the start of the fourth quarter as I’m writing this, but if you’ve watched the Clippers this season, you know what’s coming (unless you’re a Thunder fan). The other team in Los Angeles is down 80-59 heading into the fourth quarter in Indiana, and with the loss, they’ll move to 1-12 on the season. Unfortunately for Vinny Del Negro‘s squad though, things don’t get much easier from here.
Case in point, let’s take a look at the next ten games for the Clippers:
Nov. 20 vs. Knicks
Nov. 22 vs. Hornets
Nov. 25 vs. Kings
Nov. 26 at Suns
Nov. 28 vs. Jazz
Dec. 1 vs. Spurs
Dec. 3 at Nuggets
Dec. 5 at Blazers
Dec. 6 vs. Kings
Dec. 8 vs. Lakers
Now, this is the NBA, and anything can happen on any given night. But in looking at that schedule of games, I see three that they could probably win. The game against the Knicks on Saturday, and the two games against Sacramento are certainly winnable. As for the other seven, well, let’s just say it’s gonna take a real good night for them to come out with a victory.
So let’s say the Clippers win all three of those games. They are looking at a nice record of 4-19. And I won’t even bring up the possibility of them not winning any of those games (ahem, 1-22). Basically at this point, the Clippers are going to need a stretch of epic proportions to not be the worst team in the NBA this season. And that’s disappointing, given the nice group of young players that they have.
Blake Griffin, Eric Gordon, and Eric Bledsoe are all guys with big futures in the league. But while they may individually have good seasons this year, it may be a while before they start experiencing any type of success in terms of winning in the NBA with the way that the Clipper organization is heading.
Oh, and just so you know, the Pacers ended up winning 107-80. Sigh…..