PLAYA VISTA, Calif. Winning is supposed to cure everything, but in the case of Mo Williams, it's going to take some time.
On a Los Angeles Clippers team filled with star power, Williams is suddenly a backup. It's not a role he figured to play this season, but it's one he was forced to assume when the team acquired point guard Chris Paul from the New Orleans Hornets last month.
Williams, a starter virtually his entire NBA career, has given the Clippers a visible energy off the bench. In Wednesday night's 117-89 victory over the Houston Rockets, he had seven points and seven assists in 22 minutes.
But the transition is coming slowly, which is understandable when you think about it.
"A month and a half ago, this was his team," teammate Chauncey Billups said. "It's going to be an adjustment period, but I don't worry about him. He's a mature veteran. He's been around the league. He'll be fine."
Williams, 28, sounded evasive w...