Losing streaks can do nasty things to teams. Losses, particularly on a team that expects to compete for championships, bring frustrations to the surface and a search for what is going wrong.
The Clippers snapped a four-game losing streak two weeks ago with a victory against the Timberwolves. That losing streak though began testing Los Angeles and the team's role as contender in the Western Conference. Wins over the Spurs and Grizzlies looked nice, but that four-game skid included losses to Atlanta and New Orleans. Not exactly title-contending teams.
The home loss to the Hornets especially struck a cord.
In that loss, Blake Griffin scored a career-low four points and there was some frustrating bubbling. Griffin came out after the game and vented some of that frustration that comes with losing streaks in a loss. After that loss to the Hornets two weeks ago, Griffin questioned the rotation and changes to the gameplan coaches implemented beforehand:
I think we tried ...