LOS ANGELES The Clippers have not yet officially clinched a postseason berth, but it's a measure of how far they've come since Chris Paul's arrival this season that playoff talk dominated the postgame conversation Saturday after their 112-104 win over the Warriors.
Yes, these Clippers are a confident bunch after their 11th win in 13 games.
And yes, they're looking ahead just not too far ahead.
"It's all about locking up a playoff spot you got to get in," Paul said of the Clips, who are on the verge of their first berth since 2005-06 when he was a rookie with the Hornets, and Blake Griffin was a 17-year-old high-schooler.
"Anything can happen when you get to the playoffs. "The sky's the limit. When we play the way we're capable of playing, we've already beaten some of the best teams in the league."
But first things first like clinching that berth, and perhaps winning the "Battle for L.A." with the Lakers.
Saturday's win inched them closer to the former, and within one game...