PHOENIX Suns coach Alvin Gentry said it point blank beforehand: The Los Angeles Clippers are the best team in the NBA. The Clippers' 103-77 victory over the Suns did nothing to refute that.
The Clippers toyed with Phoenix while extending their franchise-best winning streak to 13 games, breaking a tie with Oklahoma City for the longest winning streak in the league this season while improving to 21-6.
"We appreciate that, but we're just trying to be as consistent as possible," Clippers point guard Chris Paul said of Gentry's endorsement. "It's a long season. A lot of season left. You never know what is going to happen, but I think right now we're playing hard and we're playing together.
"We're going to keep building as much as possible. But it's the regular season. We are still trying to fine-tune things. I don't care if you win 30 games in a row, it's all to get ready for the playoffs."
Blake Griffin had 23 points ...