In this SB Nation video Ben Golliver grades the first half performance of teams in the Western Conference, focusing on the teams wrecking the curve and those in danger of getting held back. He's got some very nice things to say about the Clippers through the first half of the season, giving them an A+. The Thunder, Spurs and Warriors also get A's in Ben's gradebook.
At the other end of the bell curve are the Mavericks (with a D) and the failing Lakers. So sad.