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.
"We don't talk about the winning streak," Del Neg...