Los Angeles Clippers quartet on course to make NBA history

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Not quite up to the standards of the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs, the Los Angeles Clippers haven't been afforded as many headlines this season as their Western Conference rivals.

Nevertheless, with a 46-27 record good enough for fourth spot in the playoff standings, the franchise has put together a successful campaign as the 2016 playoffs approach.

In fact, the franchise is on course to make NBA history thanks to four members of their roster.

With DeAndre Jordan leading the league in field goal percentage (shooting 70.3 percent), Jamal Crawford topping the stats in free-throw efficiency (91.3 percent from the charity stripe) and J.J. Reddick besting the rest of the league in three-point shooting percentage (he is 47.5 percent on three-point shots this season), the Clippers are heading for an NBA first.

According to Fox Sports' Brett Pollakoff, no roster in league history has ever had three players leading each category in the same season.

The Clippers, though, could go one step further and make it four table-topping players for the season after events on Sunday night.

With Chris Paul managing to snag three steals in the team's 114-90 win over the Boston Celtics, CP3 moved level with Stephen Curry in averaging 2.13 steals per game this year.

Obviously, before 1979, there was no three-point line from which to measure accuracy, but that doesn't take away from the potential quadruple achievement.

The accomplishments of Jordan, Reddick, Crawford and Paul showcase the versatility of the L.A. franchise's roster at a time when Blake Griffin remains out of action. The Clippers are dominating the stats sheets on a nightly basis even if they can't come up with the W in every game.


With just nine games of the regular season to go, the team will be hoping their statistical prowess can carry forward into the playoffs.

Doc Rivers' team is 5.5 games behind the Oklahoma City Thunder in the race for third seed in the West and the same distance ahead of the Memphis Grizzlies who sit in sixth spot at the time of writing.

As such, the Clippers are in no immediate danger of seeing their playoff position change before the postseason. The most pressing point for the team right now, aside from maintaining a near clean-sweep of the stats board, is to get Blake Griffin back into the rotation.

The multi-time All-Star has been cleared for full practice after several months out, but must still serve a four-game suspension before returning to the hardwood.

When Griffin does make his comeback, Clippers fans will be hoping it isn't too long before he is challenging his peers for some of the statistical records.

Chris Paul
L.A. Clippers
Pacific Division
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Jamal Crawford
Blake Griffin
DeAndre Jordan

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