LOS ANGELES -- Here's Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro, guard Chris Paul and forward Blake Griffin talking to the media following the team's 103-86 win over the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday at the Staples Center.
Del Negro said he was pleased with the team's overall activity on the floor but especially in the second half. He also talked about how tight the playoff race is with less than a month left in the regular season.
Paul talked about the Clippers controlling their own destiny and about Chauncey Billups' helpful presence on the bench at their home games. He joked that he's been asking Billups to come along with the team on road trips.
Griffin pointed out that that, yes, the Clippers lost three in a row last week, but they lost six in a row at times last season and nobody seemed to think it was that crazy. He said that's progress for the organization.