Good teams, bad times

There's an Achilles' heel waiting to trip up every NBA contender

Updated: November 13, 2013, 12:30 PM ET
By Jordan Brenner | ESPN The Magazine

Blake Griffin and Chris PaulHarry How/Getty ImagesBlake Griffin and the Clippers fall to 28th in the NBA in clutch-time DRtg.


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