The streak is alive. Barely.
It could have gone another way Friday night in Utah, but if the Clippers have proven anything this season, it's that they can win in a variety of ways.
Down by 19 points in the third quarter, it seemed their winning streak was about to end, but they turned an apparent defeat into their sweet 16th victory in a row, holding off the Utah Jazz 116-114 at EnergySolutions Arena.
For historical perspective, consider that the Clippers are only the 23rd team in NBA history to win as many as 16 consecutive games. Seventeen of those teams went on to play in the NBA Finals.
The Clippers are also one win away from a perfect 16-0 December, a feat achieved only twice previously in league history. They can complete an undefeated month Sunday night by beating the Jazz again, this time at Staples Center, where they own a 14-3 record.
This win came on the back of Chris Paul, who made the Clippers' last seven points of the game, and DeAndre Jordan, a notoriously poor ...