At one point, the Clippers sat atop the Pacific Division with a 32-9 record on the heels of their 17-game win streak.

Entering Monday's game against Indiana, the Clippers were 17-16 since that point. And after a month in which the Clippers went 7-7, it's obvious they're still trying to rediscover the formula that propelled them to their fast start.

"We didn't finish a few games out," Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro said of the .500 record in March. "We had a couple of opportunities, but you have to be able to finish games out by getting stops or making plays but we missed a few opportunities, especially on the road.

"You've got to play better. You win games by playing at a high level consistently."

The Clippers have been beset by injuries, even after it looked like they were ready to make a big run when Chauncey Billups returned in earnest from his Achilles' injury. But then a new series of bumps hit, particularly among key reserves Eric Bledsoe and Jamal Crawford.

"You can talk about injuries, you can talk about schedule, you can talk about all these things," Del Negro said. "Everyone goes through it, some more than others. At the end of the day, you have to win games."

Another ache for Blake

The latest nagging injury is Blake Griffin's calf, which has bothered him enough to affect his production. He hasn't hit the 20-point mark in seven games and it's been eight games since he rebounded in double figures.