The Brand-less and undefeated Clippers went into Chicago and defeated the still Kobe-less and winless Bulls.
Raise your hand if you thought the Clips would start 3-0 and the Bulls would start 0-4.
Ok, now put your hand down because you are lying.
I pretty much eliminated the Clips from playoff contention in my mind when I heard Brand was out until February. If they can keep the ship afloat until arrives, they are just one more tough team to contend with in the playoff race out west.