LOS ANGELES -- The Clippers are back in their "happy place," as Lamar Odom called it Sunday night.
They played team defense and kept a positive energy. They got everyone involved offensively. They shared the ball.
Most of all, they put an end to their four-game losing streak, and at the perfect time. Their 96-83 win over the Portland Trail Blazers at Staples Center avenged a heartbreak loss to the same Blazers team Saturday and served as a prelude to their upcoming eight-game Grammy trip.
"We needed any win right now," Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro said. "Were just trying to accumulate as many wins as we can and then count them up at the end of the year and see where were at."
Where the Clippers are right now is 33-13, third in the NBAs Western Conference, 2 games behind the San Antonio Spurs. No one is putting too much importance on their position in January, but they certainly dont want to slow the momentum any more than they have in recent days.
Since the end of their 17-ga...