by Tracy Weissenberg / @basketballista

In Jamal Crawford’s first season with the Clippers, the former Sixth Man of the Year has been able to recapture some of that same magic.

After a six-game win streak early in the season, the Clippers have struggled of late, dropping three of four on their last road trip. With Chauncey Billups back, the guard-loaded lineup will have depth, but will also have to make adjustments. But great teams usually find a way to sacrifice for the bigger picture.

With both L.A. teams vying for position, the Clippers finally have an opportunity to put their stamp on the League. While the team reached the second round last year, the Chris Paul-led squad hopes to make history, chasing success that the franchise has never experienced.