Posted March 31, 2012 on AP on Fox
A week ago, the Los Angeles Clippers were struggling and their coach's job was seemingly in jeopardy. Now, the Clippers will try to win five straight for the first time in over five years Saturday night when they host the Utah Jazz. After losing three in a row and failing to reach 100 points in nine straight games, Los Angeles appears to be back on track with four consecutive wins. The Clippers (30-21) won three in a row by a double-digit margins before slipping past Portland 98-97 on Friday. Chris Paul's driving layup with five seconds left helped Los Angeles match its longest winning streak of the season. A week ago, there were concerns about the Clippers' attitude and questions about coach Vinny Del Negro's future, but they seem to be focused now. They hold a one-game lead on Dallas for the fourth playoff spot in the Western Conference and trail the Lakers by one game for the Pacific Division lead. Paul finished with 20 points, 14 assists and four steals Friday, earning his ...
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