Why the resurgent LA Clippers are now a force to be reckoned with

Los Angeles Clippers v Phoenix Suns
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The Clippers have never stopped tinkering.

To reach those depths, the Clippers essentially transformed themselves into a reincarnation of a 2000s NBA middleweight: zero offensive movement, an endless amount of ISO’s, and a staunch belief that “hero-ball” would inevitably save the day.

Case in point, this play from the match against the Mavericks.

Far from being an aberration, the sequence was a prime example of the Clippers' offense in the early-going of the Harden experience, in which the squad scored over 40% of their field goal attempts on unassisted shots and shot the second most field goal attempts in the league during that span, per NBA.com.

Ultimately, it was the worst of both worlds for Los Angeles: handicapped by their lack of defensive versatility while operating an offense geared towards Harden's worst excesses. Still, Lue and the Clippers never stopped tinkering.