Vinny Del Negro stood in front of reporters in the cold, expansive walkway outside of the Clippers’ locker room at Oracle Arena in Oakland, surrounded by likely more reporters than any previous Warriors-Clippers matchup some 30-plus games into a season.

He was asked about the game, which featured two of the West’s five best, the “Warriors Whiteout,” and the end of his team’s franchise-record 17-game winning streak. The season, just two months old, still has a plenty of time left, Del Negro reminded everyone.