The City of Los Angeles enjoyed another NBA Championship season. However, for Clipper fans, the wrong LA team hoisted the Larry O'Brien Trophy. The Lakers' franchise has 17 NBA titles, a dozen of those coming while in Los Angeles. The Clippers have zero. Like their cross-town rivals, the Clippers franchise journey started in another city. Originally the Buffalo Braves, the 1970 expansion franchise spent all but one season during the 1970s playing in the NBA's Atlantic Division. Ownership moved the franchise to California, and they became the San Diego Clippers. Buffalo made three playoff appearances in the 70s but managed to win only one series. The shift to the west coast didn't help improve the team's fortunes. They actually got worse. The San Diego version of the Clippers never played a single NBA playoff game. San Diego finished last or next to last in the Pacific Division every year for six straight seasons. Ahead of the 1984-85 season, owners decided to tap the lucrative L.A. Hollywood market.

Home Record: 2-1 Away Record: 2-0 Conference Record: 4-1 Division Record: 1-0
Head Coach: Tyronn Lue Assitant Coach: Dan Craig Assitant Coach: Kenny Atkinson Assitant Coach: Chauncey Billups
Assitant Coach: Larry Drew Assitant Coach: Roy Rogers General Manager: Lawrence Frank Arena:

Clippers Team Stats

Team Ratings Offense Stats Defense Stats
Overall OFF RTG DEF RTG PPG ORB AST TO FGM FGA 3PA 3-PM FG% 3PT% FT% Pace PPG Allow DRB AST Allow STL BLK FG% Allow 3P% Allow FORCE TO
84
86
84
105.2
366
936
571
1599
3566
1413
505
44.8
35.7
78.7
105.7
1433
956
317
189
44.1
33
565

Clippers Team Rankings

Team Rankings Offense Rankings Defense Rankings
Overall OFF RTG DEF RTG PPG ORB AST TO FGM FGA 3PA 3-PM FG% 3PT% FT% Pace PPG Allow DRB AST Allow STL BLK FG% Allow 3P% Allow FORCE TO
11
9
20
26
26
19
23
16
12
17
10
21
11
9
8
8
15
10
18
8
3
11

Clippers Team Offensive Stats

Opponent Vegas Points Scored Shooting Rebounding Assists TO
Date Team Spread ML O/U TOT PTS Q1 PTS Q2 PTS Q3 PTS Q4 PTS FGA FGM 3PTA 3PTM 3PT% FG% DREB OREB TOT REB TOT ASS TO
1/9/22 ATL +4 +152 227 106 11 3 3 2 92 44 33 12 36.4 47.8 34 13 47 24 12
1/8/22 MEM +1.5 +110 212.5 108 26 14 20 17 96 39 32 10 31.2 40.6 35 14 49 16 12
1/6/22 PHX -10.5 -556 222 89 2 2 2 2 86 31 28 6 21.4 36 41 8 49 20 12
1/3/22 MIN -2 -130 0 104 1 2 1 10 78 39 32 11 34.4 50 27 4 31 22 20
1/1/22 BKN -13.5 -1100 219.5 120 42 29 45 58 86 42 36 14 38.9 48.8 33 7 40 23 10
12/29/21 BOS -5.5 -230 210 91 31 25 26 26 81 33 28 11 39.3 40.7 40 9 49 17 14
12/27/21 BKN +3.5 +135 215.5 108 46 31 36 38 97 37 37 14 37.8 38.1 28 17 45 25 11
12/26/21 DEN +3.5 +135 211.5 100 35 29 32 20 86 40 26 8 30.8 46.5 38 8 46 26 14
12/22/21 SAC +4.5 +155 217.5 105 25 24 25 31 82 42 24 7 29.2 51.2 37 6 43 26 12
12/20/21 SAS -6.5 -278 219.5 92 39 31 25 39 88 34 32 9 28.1 38.6 34 9 43 18 13
12/18/21 OKC +4.5 +150 209.5 103 3 14 12 10 83 37 39 16 41 44.6 32 7 39 26 12
12/15/21 UTA -11.5 -667 217.5 103 12 11 3 3 85 40 30 10 33.3 47.1 34 8 42 24 16
12/13/21 PHX +3.5 +135 211.5 111 33 35 28 39 78 43 21 9 42.9 55.1 37 8 45 24 16
12/11/21 ORL -8.5 -385 214.5 106 1 2 2 2 92 42 36 18 50 45.7 33 12 45 27 7
12/8/21 BOS -1.5 -125 208.5 114 27 45 27 31 85 40 32 14 43.8 47.1 29 9 38 20 20
12/6/21 POR +4.5 +155 214.5 102 33 26 36 31 92 41 36 11 30.6 44.6 30 7 37 18 13
12/4/21 SAC +1.5 +105 220.5 99 51 28 44 51 89 34 34 13 38.2 38.2 38 9 47 23 17
12/3/21 LAL -2.5 -139 218.5 119 10 13 15 14 81 41 35 16 45.7 50.6 28 6 34 28 9
12/1/21 SAC -5.5 -222 215.5 115 22 32 25 41 100 47 31 9 29 47 32 17 49 35 11
11/29/21 NOP -7.5 -303 210.5 104 36 49 42 42 72 37 36 14 38.9 51.4 31 4 35 17 15
11/28/21 GSW +2.5 +115 214.5 90 36 27 39 33 80 32 28 9 32.1 40 32 15 47 18 24
11/26/21 DET -11.5 -667 205.5 107 48 54 29 40 91 39 38 11 28.9 42.9 43 11 54 26 14
11/23/21 DAL -2.5 -149 212.5 104 21 18 22 21 85 35 32 10 31.2 41.2 35 12 47 17 18
11/21/21 DAL -5.5 -222 209.5 97 13 18 17 18 75 36 29 12 41.4 48 34 8 42 18 14
11/19/21 NOP +4.5 +155 214.5 81 22 20 11 7 90 34 37 9 24.3 37.8 35 8 43 22 11
11/18/21 MEM -1.5 -110 220.5 108 16 19 21 15 90 42 39 16 41 46.7 27 7 34 24 13
11/16/21 SAS -7.5 -303 220.5 106 18 24 19 17 84 37 38 12 31.6 44 46 6 52 16 21
11/14/21 CHI -3.5 -175 218.5 90 13 21 19 14 81 29 34 11 32.4 35.8 35 9 44 16 19
11/13/21 MIN -7.5 -294 220.5 129 46 55 40 45 99 53 40 16 40 53.5 46 12 58 35 14
11/11/21 MIA -5.5 -208 211.5 112 38 47 46 40 91 43 37 11 29.7 47.3 33 9 42 20 12
11/9/21 POR -2.5 -139 221 117 51 36 42 53 85 44 30 16 53.3 51.8 38 5 43 25 8
11/7/21 CHA -6 -238 224.5 120 32 31 29 32 86 41 48 18 37.5 47.7 43 7 50 24 20
11/5/21 MIN +2.5 +115 216.5 104 32 34 39 41 88 36 28 6 21.4 40.9 47 15 62 18 17
11/3/21 MIN +2.5 +115 212.5 126 20 23 33 17 78 47 36 21 58.3 60.3 32 3 35 33 20
11/1/21 OKC -12.5 -909 210 99 10 19 19 25 92 35 42 15 35.7 38 38 13 51 18 12
10/29/21 POR -3.5 -161 224 92 15 6 16 15 87 34 42 15 35.7 39.1 37 6 43 17 12
10/27/21 CLE -8 -357 219.5 79 3 13 12 4 87 31 41 9 22 35.6 27 9 36 19 14
10/25/21 POR -2.5 -139 230.5 116 14 12 16 12 93 44 43 14 32.6 47.3 38 5 43 37 17
10/23/21 MEM -4 -175 226.5 114 44 36 35 32 99 43 39 13 33.3 43.4 30 14 44 23 7
10/21/21 GSW -3.5 -161 228.5 113 46 68 44 34 95 42 40 14 35 44.2 31 7 38 24 7

Clippers Team Defensive Stats

Opponent Vegas Points Allowed Shooting (Allowed) Rebounding (Allowed) AST Allow Defensive
Date Team Spread ML O/U TOT PTS Q1 PTS Q2 PTS Q3 PTS Q4 PTS FGA FGM 3PTA 3PTM 3PT% FG% DREB OREB TOT REB TOT ASS BLK STL
1/9/22 ATL +4 -180 227 93 3 10 2 2 78 35 26 7 26.9 44.9 33 6 39 19 4 5
1/8/22 MEM +1.5 -130 212.5 123 20 27 20 21 100 44 38 12 31.6 44 40 16 56 26 6 7
1/6/22 PHX -10.5 +400 222 106 2 3 1 2 107 44 31 10 32.3 41.1 42 21 63 22 7 5
1/3/22 MIN -2 +110 0 122 2 3 1 2 93 49 45 16 35.6 52.7 29 11 40 34 3 12
1/1/22 BKN -13.5 +700 219.5 116 44 34 50 42 97 42 33 11 33.3 43.3 40 17 57 26 6 7
12/29/21 BOS -5.5 +190 210 82 25 23 27 23 101 35 42 4 9.5 34.7 29 21 50 19 4 5
12/27/21 BKN +3.5 -161 215.5 124 53 46 42 32 88 50 34 13 38.2 56.8 40 7 47 31 4 7
12/26/21 DEN +3.5 -161 211.5 103 37 37 17 28 95 39 41 15 36.6 41.1 38 10 48 29 7 8
12/22/21 SAC +4.5 -189 217.5 89 20 18 30 21 85 34 38 12 31.6 40 33 7 40 24 3 10
12/20/21 SAS -6.5 +220 219.5 116 51 39 44 35 114 50 37 12 32.4 43.9 44 23 67 37 5 6
12/18/21 OKC +4.5 -182 209.5 104 10 14 10 4 92 43 31 12 38.7 46.7 38 17 55 23 3 11
12/15/21 UTA -11.5 +475 217.5 124 14 12 11 12 89 47 37 15 40.5 52.8 36 8 44 26 5 6
12/13/21 PHX +3.5 -161 211.5 95 26 28 30 32 96 36 29 7 24.1 37.5 28 13 41 22 7 5
12/11/21 ORL -8.5 +300 214.5 104 2 1 2 2 80 35 33 12 36.4 43.8 35 10 45 21 1 7
12/8/21 BOS -1.5 +105 208.5 111 32 26 31 38 86 41 32 10 31.2 47.7 33 14 47 26 7 13
12/6/21 POR +4.5 -189 214.5 90 32 28 31 20 79 35 22 5 22.7 44.3 38 7 45 16 7 8
12/4/21 SAC +1.5 -125 220.5 104 51 37 45 49 86 36 34 12 35.3 41.9 40 11 51 19 3 7
12/3/21 LAL -2.5 +115 218.5 115 4 12 13 16 90 45 33 12 36.4 50 30 13 43 28 3 5
12/1/21 SAC -5.5 +180 215.5 124 30 34 38 26 88 46 38 15 39.5 52.3 31 7 38 28 6 8
11/29/21 NOP -7.5 +240 210.5 123 60 49 37 53 94 48 35 14 40 51.1 33 14 47 30 2 2
11/28/21 GSW +2.5 -139 214.5 105 30 36 47 45 86 38 40 17 42.5 44.2 32 11 43 25 3 8
11/26/21 DET -11.5 +475 205.5 96 29 35 35 54 90 33 33 8 24.2 36.7 39 13 52 17 4 9
11/23/21 DAL -2.5 +125 212.5 112 17 17 30 18 89 39 39 12 30.8 43.8 30 12 42 22 3 5
11/21/21 DAL -5.5 +180 209.5 91 15 17 10 20 83 34 30 6 20 41 31 8 39 21 2 5
11/19/21 NOP +4.5 -189 214.5 94 12 21 22 17 87 38 30 13 43.3 43.7 43 12 55 19 4 7
11/18/21 MEM -1.5 -110 220.5 120 20 17 25 17 96 52 26 11 42.3 54.2 35 12 47 28 6 6
11/16/21 SAS -7.5 +240 220.5 92 15 24 13 15 95 41 22 5 22.7 43.2 34 6 40 26 3 9
11/14/21 CHI -3.5 +145 218.5 100 22 18 17 17 86 38 29 11 37.9 44.2 38 7 45 19 8 7
11/13/21 MIN -7.5 +230 220.5 102 38 25 40 45 102 40 36 11 30.6 39.2 28 12 40 25 8 6
11/11/21 MIA -5.5 +170 211.5 109 61 28 31 47 97 43 41 9 22 44.3 32 18 50 18 9 9
11/9/21 POR -2.5 +115 221 109 40 45 37 47 91 43 37 14 37.8 47.3 34 9 43 29 0 5
11/7/21 CHA -6 +195 224.5 106 41 20 30 20 101 41 33 10 30.3 40.6 32 12 44 20 5 8
11/5/21 MIN +2.5 -139 216.5 84 46 34 21 17 89 31 52 17 32.7 34.8 35 7 42 17 4 12
11/3/21 MIN +2.5 -139 212.5 115 17 23 25 20 94 43 40 14 35 45.7 24 15 39 27 7 6
11/1/21 OKC -12.5 +600 210 94 17 16 22 15 90 35 37 11 29.7 38.9 41 10 51 17 5 8
10/29/21 POR -3.5 +135 224 111 15 14 17 21 98 41 41 19 46.3 41.8 47 16 63 21 5 7
10/27/21 CLE -8 +275 219.5 92 11 12 12 5 81 33 20 3 15 40.7 43 14 57 12 2 13
10/25/21 POR -2.5 +115 230.5 86 4 12 4 12 84 32 37 8 21.6 38.1 40 7 47 15 6 21
10/23/21 MEM -4 +145 226.5 120 32 44 49 30 90 42 36 15 41.7 46.7 35 13 48 26 4 7
10/21/21 GSW -3.5 +135 228.5 115 74 37 41 42 83 43 31 15 48.4 51.8 43 10 53 27 2 9

Clippers Team Leaders

Points Per Game
P. George
P. George: 24.7
R. Jackson: 16.8
M. Morris Sr.: 16.4
L. Kennard: 11.7
T. Mann: 10.5
Assists Per Game
P. George
P. George: 5.5
E. Bledsoe: 4
R. Jackson: 3.9
T. Mann: 2.4
M. Morris Sr.: 2.2
Rebounds Per Game
I. Zubac
I. Zubac: 8.3
P. George: 7.1
T. Mann: 5.4
M. Morris Sr.: 5.2
I. Hartenstein: 4.7
Steals Per Game
P. George
P. George: 2
E. Bledsoe: 1.3
N. Batum: 1
X. Moon: 1
I. Hartenstein: 0.8
Blocks per Game
I. Hartenstein
I. Hartenstein: 1.3
I. Zubac: 1.1
N. Batum: 0.8
S. Ibaka: 0.6
J. Ennis III: 0.5

Clippers Player Stats

NAME RTG MINS PTS AST REB STL Blk TO FG% FGM 3PTM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT%
Terance Mann
79
1183 420 96 215 22 5 44 48.5 161 42 112 37.5 0 56 75 74.7
Reggie Jackson
82
1175 620 144 126 27 5 81 38.7 233 96 286 33.6 0 58 69 84.1
Eric Bledsoe
73
1093 419 166 146 54 16 92 42.7 155 39 125 31.2 0 70 90 77.8
Luke Kennard
75
1015 410 72 119 24 5 27 43.2 142 97 220 44.1 0 29 33 87.9
Paul George
86
923 641 142 185 53 10 108 42 234 70 217 32.3 0 103 117 88
Ivica Zubac
75
920 352 41 308 19 42 49 66.2 133 0 0 0 0 86 116 74.1
Marcus Morris Sr.
79
602 328 44 103 9 5 26 44.3 117 41 107 38.3 0 53 59 89.8
Nicolas Batum
80
561 180 35 101 23 17 19 48.2 66 42 107 39.3 0 6 12 50
Amir Coffey
67
491 163 32 75 8 6 9 43.9 50 27 71 38 0 36 42 85.7
Isaiah Hartenstein
76
476 222 54 136 24 37 29 66.2 94 2 3 66.7 0 32 49 65.3
Brandon Boston Jr.
67
374 160 19 52 16 6 18 35 56 16 58 27.6 0 32 38 84.2
Justise Winslow
76
352 114 34 94 17 13 28 44.6 50 5 24 20.8 0 9 19 47.4
Serge Ibaka
79
345 140 28 84 4 13 27 48.2 55 16 39 41 0 14 21 66.7
Keon Johnson
73
134 53 13 21 7 2 7 33.3 17 3 11 27.3 0 16 21 76.2
Jay Scrubb
64
74 35 7 7 3 3 3 38.2 13 5 17 29.4 0 4 6 66.7
Xavier Moon
67
68 23 6 9 5 1 2 36.7 11 1 8 12.5 0 0 0 0
Wenyen Gabriel
70
43 11 2 13 1 2 1 33.3 4 1 4 25 0 2 4 50
James Ennis III
67
41 25 0 10 2 2 1 50 9 3 6 50 0 4 4 100
Moses Wright
67
1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kawhi Leonard
92
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jason Preston
70
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

The shift north up the Pacific Coast did little or nothing to improve the blight of one of the most laughable franchises in sports. Los Angeles continued to add to their string of losing seasons, peaking at a dozen straight in 1990-91. In fact, across two decades, the Clippers franchise produced four seasons with a winning record. Many wondered how the Clippers' brass felt like they could compete with one of the most visible franchises in sports, let alone in the same town. In 1991-92, the Clippers made their first of two back-to-back playoff appearances. They were the first for the franchise while playing in California. Los Angeles exited in the first round both times. Starting in 1993, the Clippers would return to their non-winning ways. Even though they made the playoffs during the 1996-97 season, LA would string together another dozen consecutive losing records. The Clippers were becoming the poster child in sports for how to lose.

In 2005-06, Clippers' fans enjoyed only the sixth winning season. However, LA lost a disappointing seventh game in the semifinals to Phoenix. The Clippers had still never been to an NBA Conference Finals. During the 2010 NBA Draft, the Clippers' fortunes began to change. They drafted heralded power forward Blake Griffin. Griffin won Rookie of the Year honors and helped the Clippers begin a different streak the following season. Los Angeles would launch a streak of consecutive winning seasons that would hit nine and counting last year. The Clippers would win more than 50 games five of those seasons. Los Angeles has only missed the playoffs once since Griffin's second season. However, Blake Griffin is long gone, now playing in Detroit. A momentary rebuild reshaped the face of the Clippers. Nevertheless, an extensive overhaul ahead of 2018-19 still did not push the Clippers any closer to their first NBA Finals.

After this one-year experiment, the Clippers overhauled the roster again. This time they targeted two high-profile superstars. LA hauled in a former NBA Champion, plus a five-time NBA All-Star named the first-team NBA defensive unit twice. Ahead of the 2019-20 season, many predicted the "other team in Los Angeles" was the team to beat for the NBA Title. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, along with a talented supporting cast, did not disappoint.

The Clippers had a solid season but still finished behind the Lakers in the division. Fans had their sights set on an all-LA Western Conference Final and final redemption for decades of playing second fiddle to their cross-town rivals. It never happened. The upstart Denver Nuggets shocked the Clippers, sweeping three straight games to come back from a 3 to 1 deficit. Denver actually smacked the Clippers soundly in the final two games. The Clippers front office didn't panic this time. During the offseason, LA made a few moves to reinforce their depth. However, they kept the core of the roster intact. Early results for 2020-21 are proving this a smart decision.

The Western Conference has realigned a couple of teams, but the race is still tight. The Lakers, unsurprisingly, are the favorite. However, the Clippers are one of three solid teams with a roster strong enough to contend. As they did before the start of last season, many oddsmakers put both Los Angeles teams at or near the top for title contention. Early season statistics have the pair of Los Angeles teams as the only two to boast top-10 offensive and defensive teams. It seems a given that the Clippers will continue the longest string of winning seasons in franchise history. The trick will be to alter their playoff fortunes and earn their first trip to an NBA Final.