The LA Clippers have lost four straight games and have fallen in the standings. After getting blown out in the second half by the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night, the Clippers find themselves in seventh place in the Western Conference. That currently sees LA in the Play-In Tournament.
After blowing a 12-point third quarter lead to remain winless since the All-Star break, Clippers coach Ty Lue challenged his team to be confident moving forward.
"For us, we just got to stay the course, got to be mentally tough, mentally strong, can't give in, and just got to be tougher," Lue said. "That's the bottom line. When stuff doesn't go your way, it shows you what you're made of. I'm confident that we have a good team and they have to be the same way. They've got to feel the same confidence.
"I don't care about missed shots, it's going to happen. You're going to turn the ball over some, but you can't give in and my thing is just having that toughness and that mindset that, OK, things are not going well, then let's do something about it."
LA star Paul George agreed with his coach and said the Clippers need to play with more urgency.
" These are games that we can [not] allow ourselves to slip, and these [are] the games you shoot yourself in the foot when it comes to the end of the season, and we look at where we're at and we're not happy with where we're at. So we gotta have some desperation going into these games," George said.