After a franchise-best 10 straight wins, the Los Angeles Clippers are nearing the top of a majority of NBA Power Rankings, while the middling Lakers are struggling to stay afloat.
The Clippers keep on rolling, and they're showing no signs of slowing down as they won convincingly in Detroit to cap their road trip.
Los Angeles pulled away in the final period to beat the Phoenix Suns on Saturday.
The Clippers have won four consecutive games and claimed first place in the Pacific Division with a pair of victories early this week, while the Lakers continued to straddle the line of mediocrity, splitting a pair of road games.
The Los Angeles Lakers were 1-2 last week, with the two losses coming against the Indiana Pacers and Orlando. They fell six spots, from ninth to 15th, in the SB Nation Power Rankings.