The Clippers, nee Braves, have played 50 seasons in the NBA. They’ve never reached the conference finals or division finals.
That’s the longest drought from the semifinal round in league history.
The Hawks snapped a tie with the Clippers by making 2015 Eastern Conference finals. L.A.’s skid continues.
Here are the longest conference/division-finals droughts in NBA history:
The Clippers franchise is now 0-8 with an opportunity to reach the conference finals.
In addition to Buffalo’s Game 7 loss in 1975, the Clippers also lost a Game 7 in 2006. The loss to Denver wasn’t even the only time the Clippers blew a 3-1 lead in the second round. That also happened against the Rockets in 2015.