Canada … China … the Western Conference finals.
Only one truly qualifies as foreign territory for the Clippers, whose preseason itinerary includes stops in Vancouver and Shanghai and whose postseason journey could take it further than any team in franchise history.
Playing into late May and beyond would all be made possible by that successful soiree in Houston two weeks ago. The Clippers got center DeAndre Jordan back in one of the wildest flip-flops in the history of free agency, and the rest of the conference had a problem. A big one.
The return of Jordan gave the Clippers a defensive dynamo to go with the indomitable Paul Pierce and the makings of an...