LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 14: Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers drives around Jeff Teague #0 of the Atlanta Hawks at Staples Center on March 14, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
After most of the Indiana Pacers had a day off on Sunday, the team will be back at practice on Monday preparing to face the Los Angeles Clippers, a team with Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and other strong moving parts that will present as serious challenge.
The Clippers are taking a similar path through the season to that of the Pacers. After starting the season in strong fashion, the Clips are 7-9 in their last 16 games with a similar overall record at 26-18. Both teams are incorporating new key pieces to the playing rotation this year and seem to have hit the mid-season blahs as they work through the grind looking ahead to the playoffs.
Unlike the Pacers, though, the Clips have won their last two games so they should be feeling pretty good about themselves when they arrive at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Tuesday. Should be a fun game.
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