MINNEAPOLIS While the Clippers got their house in order, turning themselves from a flailing and fragile team into one that once again resembles a player in the Western Conference, Mo Williams sat and watched.
The sedentary life meant daily foot massages, turns on the elliptical trainer and, lately, trash talking his way through 1-on-1 games with teammates. It also meant an extra five pounds.
It was easy, while the Clippers beat Dallas, Oklahoma City and Memphis in winning 9 of 11, to forget that they were missing Williams.
So on Thursday, in an otherwise forgettable 95-82 win over undermanned Minnesota, Williams reminded them.
As the playoffs loom, there is always room in a crowded backcourt and in an inexperienced locker room for a change-of-pace, attacking point guard and a veteran voice.
Williams showed again what he can provide on the court, providing a jolt with 14 points, five assists and a steal to a team that sorely needed it after an exhilarating and draining victo...