The LA Clippers (16-12) have failed several big tests so far this season, and their frustration with not beating other so-called NBA title contenders is mounting.

Blake Griffin, speaking to reporters after consecutive losses to the San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets, said the Clips can no longer afford to keep underachieving.

The Clippers are 4-9 against teams with records of .500 or better.

Per the OC Register:

“We have to be better than this,” Blake Griffin said. “We are better than this and we’re not showing it.”

 

In 13 games against teams .500 or better, the Clippers are 4-9. […] One came against Memphis. Another came against Dallas without Chandler Parsons or Wesley Matthews. The other two came against the Detroit Pistons.

 

“We haven’t won any big games,” Griffin said. “We haven’t won the games you go into it thinking, ‘OK, this is one we have to get.’ We’ve lost all those games.” […] A day after saying the difference between the Clippers and Golden State and San Antonio was that all of their players had “completely bought in,” Griffin again re-used that phrase when diagnosing the Clippers’ problems.