For a franchise with a fairly uninspiring history, the Los Angeles Clippers are currently in a period of amazing success. Since acquiring Chris Paul in the truncated offseason of 2011, the Clips have gone from lottery mainstay to looming contender. With Blake Griffin having come into his own as a varied scorer this season and Doc Rivers providing a steadier hand from the bench, it wouldn't be a huge shock to see Los Angeles basketball's perennial also-ran make it to the NBA Finals, according to Yahoo Sports.
For proof of the Clippers' ascendance, one need only take a glance at the NBA standings. For the second season in a row, the Clips have clinched the Western Conference's Pacific Division. That milestone became official on Wednesday night in their 112-108 victory over the Phoenix Suns. Two division titles in a row should mean something for a team as traditionally beaten-down as the Clippers.
Except it turns out that they weren't even aware of it. As reported by Arash Markazi of ESPNLosAngeles.com, the Clippers weren't exactly focused on winning the division.
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