LOS ANGELES After four games and two losses, the Clippers have discovered one critical glitch in their game.
They don't know how to play from behind.
Whether it's energy or execution or defensive lapses, they have problems catching up when they give up early leads. It was their downfall Saturday in a loss to Golden State and it happened again Monday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
"We go to the drawing board tomorrow," Chris Paul said after the Clippers dropped a 108-101 decision to the Cavs at Stapes Center.
It's not a matter of starting over; it's getting more energy from the start, then carrying it into the latter portions of games. In their past two games, the Clippers haven't done either.
They gave up 31 points in the first quarter, fell behind by seven at halftime, then made a late charge in the final five minutes. But soon after Jamal Crawford tied the game 94-94 with a three-pointer, the Cavs regained the lead. Rookie Dion Waiters ...