LOS ANGELES -- The Clippers didn't play a perfect game Saturday night against the Brooklyn Nets, but as coach Vinny Del Negro said afterward, "We played probably the best in the biggest moments."
Sometimes that's all it takes.
The Clippers made defensive stops when they needed them. They got a critical steal and basket by Jamal Crawford in the final minute. They got important free throws from Chris Paul down the stretch. They got a much-needed energy boost from Eric Bledsoe in his return from a calf injury.
All of that helped the Clippers to a 101-95 win over the Nets at Staples Center, giving them consecutive victories for the first time this month.
It also helped them stay a half game ahead of the Memphis Grizzlies in the NBA's Western Conference and a half game behind the Denver Nuggets, who currently hold down the third spot behind San Antonio and Oklahoma City.
But really, is anybody counting wins at this point?
"I can't tell you our record...