Wow, what a game last night at Staples Center!
It had a little bit of everything that makes for a great game--superstars, unexpected heroes, and a dramatic finish.
And if there was ever a team that needed such a win, it's the Clippers. They have long been out of the playoff hunt. "Wait 'til next year" has been the motto since New Year's Day.
Even though the GM/coach and the players themselves have been telling anyone who will listen that this team can beat anyone in the league when they are ALL healthy--something that hasn't happened all season--it's only human nature to allow some self-doubt to creep in when you are losing games at the rate the Clippers have been losing them this season.
Confidence only lasts so long when it keeps getting hit upside the head by L's.
As happy as I am for the players, coaches and the organization, I'm even more happy for the fans. Through thick and more thick, Clipper Nation has been there year after year with their hearts and their wallets. They don't expect championships, but they do expect more wins than losses at home and a solid effort every night.
Here's hoping last night's win becomes a trend.. for the fans' sake!