Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 11/11/14
The Clippers have now lost four games in a row for the first time this season. After the disastrous 1-3 road trip, they came back home Monday and lost to the New Orleans Hornets, who had lost seven in a row. During the trip, most people pointed to the lack of production of the bench and the overall poor shooting as the cause for the poor showing. Really what they should have been focused on is the defense. One thing that has been a hallmark of this team is defense. They have led the league in points resulting from turnovers, and they also are a league leader in fast-break points, which is a result of excellent defense and rebounding. Their bench has been a model for the rest of the league, playing swarming defense that has already won many games. Most recently, teams are shooting above 50 against the Clippers. Their once-vaunted bench that caused so much trouble for opponents has gone cold. Teams are getting wide open looks and fast-break layups that once belonged to the Clippers....
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