MILWAUKEE -- The music was blasting, and the Los Angeles Clippers were singing and dancing along. Meanwhile, off in the corner of the visitors' locker room at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, veterans Chris Paul and Caron Butler were having a conversation.
Somehow the two could hear each other over the music and jubilation of a team that had just won its ninth game in a row, but the message relayed between them might be more important than the winning streak.
The Clippers routed the Milwaukee Bucks, 111-85, Saturday to run their winning streak to nine games, their longest streak since the franchise moved to California in 1978 and second only to their 11-game winning streak in 1974 as the Buffalo Braves.
But Paul and Butler weren't discussing that. Instead they admitted to each other that of course the Clippers are going to lose sometime again but that the focused mindset this team has displayed on a nightly basis is incredibly valuable.
"It's tough because you forget what it's lik...