Despite not having Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol in the lineup, the never-say-die Chicago Bulls overcame a 14-point deficit Monday night, and beat the LA Clippers 105-89.
Doc Rivers said his team is playing selfish ball at the moment, and Chris Paul took a shot at the Clips’ historically lackadaisical fan base.
CP3: "Tonight somewhat felt like a road game. It ain't no secret. It's not the first time."
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The 5-4 Clippers hope to turn things around during a seven-game, 12 day road trip starting Wednesday in Orlando.
Per the LA Times:
“I thought our trust was broken today, offensively,” Coach Doc Rivers said. “I thought we all tried to do it individually, and that’s the old way we played where there’s no ball movement, the ball is in one spot.”
[Blake] Griffin said the problem isn’t necessarily a matter of trust, but of genuinely and whole-heartedly buying into the team’s approach, becoming one. […] “Once we do that, we’ll be fine,” Griffin said. “We just have to trust. That’s what it is. When we get down, we just have to keep going and keep pushing through it. This season is full of ups and downs. We can’t get too flustered with the lows or too full of ourselves with highs — just keep that even keel.”
Paul said the Clippers’ trust level was “not where it needs to be. And a lot of that falls on me with offensive execution … We just have to keep playing with the right spirit. Everybody on our team wants to play so well every night, so when we don’t, and shots don’t go, we tend to hang our heads. We just have to stay the course.”