The Clippers have come together since losing Blake Griffin to injury, rattling off 10-straight wins from December to January and going 19-6 overall without their All-Star big man.
For their efforts, they are currently fourth place in a stacked Western Conference and projected to have homecourt advantage in the first round of the postseason.
Even with their recent success, star sixth man Jamal Crawford -- who is in the last year of his contract with the team -- thinks this could be the last time the Clippers' core will get to contend for a title.
'If yall don't win (an NBA championship) this year, do you think it's a wrap? Do you think it's blowup time?' Scoop Jackson of ESPN.com asked Crawford in an interview.
"If we don't win it this year, and I'm not speaking for nobody like I know, just real talk, they have to consider it." Crawford replied.
"Cause that would be, what, five years since Chris (Paul) came, Blake (Griffin) has been here that long, five years for myself -- a lot of teams don't get that kind of time," he continued.
Though they have made the playoffs in each of the last four years, the Clippers have never made it past the Conference Semifinals. In their last two trips, Los Angeles fell to the Rockets and Thunder, respectively, in seven games series.
Paul, Griffin and DeAndre Jordan have played together since the 2011-2012 season, with Crawford coming on prior to the 2012-13 campaign.
Though Crawford will be a free agent at the end of the season, the Clippers' Big Three are all signed through 2018, with Jordan's deal extending to 2019.