Clippers making their run

Remember way back when – OK, last season – when the Clippers had a 17-game win streak and their bench was terrorizing the league?
Heading into Friday’s game at Utah, the Clippers are barely halfway to that 17-game mark, having won nine in a row.
But try that nine-game streak without J.J. Redick and Jamal Crawford and Jared Dudley going down with back spasms. Throw in a 13-point win over rival Golden State, and the Clippers are looking like all the parts are settling in and seemingly can only be better when the squad is full.
“We’re starting to peak at the right time,” said forward Matt Barnes, who has stepped into the starting lineup and caught fire. “You know last year we went on a winning streak, but it was like in November or December or something and it didn’t mean much.
“I think now that we’ve had so many injuries and so many ups and downs, getting guys healthy, getting guys acclimated, you know with all that being said, we are still able to win tough games, blowouts, all different kinds of ways.”
Another good sign? Coach Doc Rivers had a one-word answer for what he wants to see most out of his team.
“Health,” he said.

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