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Del Negro's Clippers are in fourth-place in the Western Conference right now, so throwing the team under the proverbial bus doesn't seem like the smartest move at this point   After a lackluster effort in a 98-81 against a Houston Rockets team without an injured James Harden on Saturday night at the Toyota Center, the Los Angeles Clippers, and their coach (Vinny Del Negro) were justly frustrated. As one of the Western Conference's top teams, the Clippers are expected--and expect themselves--to play with maximum effort and intensity every night they take the floor, which usually culminates in a win for them, especially when they play a lower-level team like the Rockets that also happens to be missing its best player. However, after just one isolated setback, it's unusual for drastic measures and reactions to be taken by those involved with a team like the Clippers. Apparently, Del Negro didn't get that message, as he verbally bera...
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