The LA Clippers’ 17-Game Winning Streak is Over

by January 02, 2013

As much fun as it was, it couldn’t last forever. And last night in Denver, the Clippers’ wild 17-game winning streak came to an end. They couldn’t keep up with the energetic Nuggets. Per the LA Times: “On the first day of 2013, the Clippers watched their 17-game winning streak end at the hands of the Denver Nuggets, a 92-78 defeat during which L.A. shot a season low from the field. The Clippers had last lost a game Nov. 26. The winning streak began Nov. 28 and it grew into a 16-0 month in December. But it is over now, the Clippers unable to make enough shots to make it a game in the second half. They shot only 38.5% from the field, 17.2% (five for 29) from three-point range. ‘Congratulations on what? No,’ Chris Paul responded when told that Clippers Coach Vinny Del Negro had congratulated his team on the winning streak. ‘What did we accomplish? I think for us, we’re just upset that we lost. We could care less about the streak.’ With 3 minutes 10 seconds left in the game and Blake Griffin at the free-throw line shooting two free throws, Del Negro began to take his starters and key reserves out of the game.”