To say that the Los Angeles Clippers are rolling would be disrespectful. This team is in another stratosphere in terms of their chemistry and ability to perform no matter where they are, further proven by their road domination of the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night to the tune of 103-77. With the win, the Clippers snapped a 10-game losing streak in Phoenix.
The Clippers outscored the Suns 63-36 in the middle two quarters to blow open a game they only led by four heading into the second. Blame that disparity on a bench led by Matt Barnes, 15 points and eight rebounds, and Jamal Crawford, 22 points, coupled with a starting five that wanted to do their own damage as well.
Chris Paul and Blake Griffin led the starters as Griffin notched another double-double with 23 points and 11 rebounds while Paul became the first player since John Stockton in 1991 to get 17+ points, 13+ assists and 5+ steals in two straight games. Paul finished with exactly those numbers a night after posting 24 points, 13 assists and five steals in a win over the Sacramento Kings.
Now 21-6, the Clippers are just 1/2-game behind the Oklahoma City Thunder for the best record in the Western Conference and the league.