Power Rankings Watch -- Bad week doesn't hurt Clippers much

Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

It was a bad week for the Clippers, with ugly losses in Atlanta and Cleveland. Last week they were ranked seventh in almost every Power Ranking; this week, they range from 7 to 10.

Life without J.J. Redick has not gotten off on the best foot, as the Clippers are 2-3 since Redick's injury, and suddenly can't make anything from beyond the arc. They've dropped in most Power Rankings, where they were consistently around seventh last week, but have dropped to eight or nine in most this week. They're still around seventh in most other measures.


Source Pundit Rank(LAC) Comment
ESPN.com Marc Stein 7 It's going to take more than the standing ovation he deserves (and will surely receive) from Celtics fans on Wednesday night to brighten Doc Rivers' mood given how the first of two seven-game trips this season has begun. Losing in Cleveland, with the Cavs in chaos, had to be doubly annoying.
Yahoo.com Marc Spears 9 Coach Doc Rivers makes his return to Boston to coach against the Celtics on Wednesday. How will Celtics fans react to him?
SI.com Matt Dollinger 8 The Clippers can't blame all of their recent woes on Willie Green, but it certainly hasn't helped that he's shot 10-of-35 from the field and 3-of-14 from three-point range in four starts (during which the Clippers are 1-3) since J.J. Redick went down with a broken hand. The Clippers are reportedly considering adding 35-year-old Stephen Jackson to help on the wing.
CBS Sports Matt Moore 8 Unimpressive. That's it.
Pro Basketball Talk Kurt Helin 9 They fell to Atlanta and Cleveland on the road last week - how is a team this good 3-5 against the East so far? L.A. continue its East Coast swing this week but with winnable games (Philly, Boston, Brooklyn and Washington).
NBA.com John Schuhmann 8 After allowing 106.8 points per 100 possessions over their first 11 games, the Clippers have allowed just 96.5 over their last 10. But they still have moments like this (watch Blake Griffin) that make it hard to believe that they can be a top-10 defensive team without a roster change. They're 1-2 on their seven-game trip and are one of three West teams with a losing record (3-5) against the East.
NBA.com David Aldridge 10 Injuries to J.J. Redick, Matt Barnes, rookie Reggie Bullock making consistency impossible for the depleted Clips.
SB Nation Jason Patt 7 The Clippers have hit a rough patch since J.J. Redick went down with a wrist injury. Los Angeles went just 1-3 last week, with a truly ugly loss to Cleveland over the weekend. The Clippers managed just 33 points in the second half of the defeat.
USA Today 7 Blake Griffin is much more enjoyable when he slams basketballs rather than opponents.

WP MOV RPI SRS Hollinger
Total .636 4.5 .543 5.08 105.128
Rank 7 7 5 7 7
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