Blake Griffin admits the standards the Los Angeles Clippers exceeded again on Friday night are anything but lofty.
"We want to have a record-breaking season, which is not saying a lot," said Griffin, spoken like a Clipper who has endured the down years but in reality only has one full season to his credit. "There haven't been a lot of records set here. I'm just being honest."
Those words came minutes after Griffin scrambled on his knees to get the ball to Chris Paul -- the most prized import in the franchise's mediocre history -- for the game-winning fade-away in a 78-77 decision against the Philadelphia 76ers at Well Fargo Center.
The Clippers, who have never won a division title, now are 2 1/2 games up on the Lakers in the Pacific.
And it's not just the fact they're winning, but it's how. While Griffin and Paul -- the team's two All-Star entrants -- may have been involved in the game-winning sequence, it was defense and rebounding that allowed the Clippers to hang in despite t...