Tuesday's Clippers News: Break comes at a good time

After 'terrible' loss to Kings, Clippers catch a break in schedule: The Clippers need a break. Fortunately, the schedule finally gives them one. After blowing an 18-point lead in the last five minutes in a 98-97 loss to the lottery-bound Sacramento Kings on Sunday, the Clippers do not play again until Wednesday against Washington. The Clippers have consecutive days off for the first time in a month. Monday was an off day and when they gather for practice Tuesday morning in Playa Vista, it will be their first time doing so since Feb. 28. -- The Orange County Register

Clippers unable to make any late-season progress: Sustained progress is not something the Clippers have been able to attain. The steps they take are more arduous, sending the Clippers in all sorts of directions except the right one, and that is concerning for a team unable to build any momentum. They had seemingly moved the right way Saturday with a victory over the Utah Jazz, a potential playoff foe the Clippers are jockeying with for home-court advantage in the Western Conference. -- Los Angeles Times