LOS ANGELES -- This is what an 11-game winning streak feels like:
"Food tastes better, music sounds better, you sleep a little bit better, everything is a little bit better when you're winning," Chris Paul said Wednesday night. "We've just got to keep it going."
The Clippers are on a stupendous roll, one so special that team owner Donald Sterling felt compelled to make a visit to the locker room to lead the players in a heartfelt cheer after their 93-77 victory over the New Orleans Hornets at Staples Center.
Sterling smiled, shook hands with players and orchestrated a "hip-hip-hooray" for coach Vinny Del Negro, telling the team, "Let's hear it for the coach!"
There was reason to celebrate. The Clippers matched their franchise-record 11-game winning streak set in the 1974-75 season by the Buffalo Braves, and Paul picked up his 5,000th career assist in the second quarter, becoming the 54th player in NBA history to reach that mark...