NBA: Chris Paul says Clippers are off the pace

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Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul says he is frustrated his side have not been able to show their best form so far this season.

The Californian outfit are currently second in the Pacific Division and fourth in the Western Conference standings following back to back away defeats against the San Antonio Spurs and the Houston Rockets.

Doc Rivers’ side have won 16 of their 28 games so far this season, but Paul believes his team are lacking the fear factor and consistency that helped them to win 56 of their 82 regular season matches during the 2014-15 campaign.

He said: “We’re not a team that anybody needs to worry about, not right now. I think we still have a lot of work to do.

Being how our team was last year, we are behind, as far as figuring out that trust and stuff like that, so we just have to keep building.”

The 30-year-old admits he is frustrated his side have been losing winnable games throughout the season, but he is convinced they have enough quality within their ranks to turn their fortunes around.

He added: “It is somewhat frustrating, but the thing about it is, there are a lot of teams right now that, realistically, they don’t have a chance. For us, the toughest part is just knowing what we are capable of and if we figure it out, we can be dangerous.”

The Clippers return to action with a home match against Oklahoma City Thunder at the Staples Center on Monday, and they are available at 2.05 to claim victory in that clash, whilst the visitors are on offer at 1.75.

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