Ten games into the season, they won perhaps their most significant game so far -- even bigger than victories over Memphis, the Lakers and the defending NBA champion Miami Heat.
They won on the road. In San Antonio.
Their gritty, grind-it-out 92-87 win Monday night over the Spurs was a confirmation of what they've shown so far at Staples Center. If they're not the best team in the Western Conference, they're very close.
The Clippers are 8-2, they've won six in a row and they've matched the best 10-game start in franchise history. But just as important was winning in San Antonio; the Spurs swept them from the playoffs last season and held a 64-8 edge all time in the series.
But the Clippers now have beaten the Spurs twice this season by a combined 27 points. They did it Monday with another effective performance from the bench and by hitting big shots down the stretch when the Spurs made a charge in the final few minutes.
After the Spurs closed to two points o...