That's a good point Steel. Since the 2005-06 Clippers were one of the top defensive teams I'd have to say the Spurs. Although I must say that they didn't, as is the case with all the Dunleavy Clipper teams, have a true identity. Dunleavy kind of prides in the team being flexible, being able to run or slow it down. But that sort of mentality kind of takes away from your identity. I mean okay so you can play fast and loose and you can do half court well too, but are you master of either?
I think the Spurs have consistently proven that defense is the key (complemented by a very efficient, ball-movement oriented offense). And I think the Clippers need to get back to that. Instead of conforming to the opposing team's style, why not impose our own style upon the opponents instead.