no they aren't.
they choke every year. they have a terrible team with no defense.
deandre is just a big *** bandaid for their dysfunctional team with a fat aging leader who is no longer the best at what he does.
they haven't improved at all from last season and every team got better. they still have never been to the WCF and wont again this year.
Has nothing to do with the comeback,
But this is just pure bias. "No Defense" is flat out bias and untrue. The Clippers have a top 5 defense this year and have been for almost the entire season. That wasn't the case last season. That is literal improvement. And they've manufactured a top 6 defense w/o blake.
Chris Paul is averaging 20 &10, and 25 & 11 since AS Break, pretty good for a fat aging leader.
But you got it.