Tyronn Lue believes the Los Angeles Clippers are "trending in the right direction".
The Clippers overcame the Sacramento Kings 119-99 on Tuesday to make it five straight wins.
Lue's team have now won 10 of their last 13 games, since a six-game losing streak following James Harden's arrival in a big trade from the Philadelphia 76ers.
And Lue feels his team are starting to show just how much quality they have.
"The biggest thing for me is [the players are] just staying with it," Lue said.
"I think early on it was tough for us just trying to figure out how we wanted to play, trying to figure out rotations and all the different things and how James, Paul George, Kawhi [Leonard] and Russell [Westbrook] all play together.
"We still got a long way to go, but we're trending in the right direction. We're doing a lot of good things and we still just got to stay with it and continue to put in the work.
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"It's just chemistry, playing together, getting clarity, knowing what to expect coming into games. I think that's what the biggest thing is.
"I know we had a rough start, but we’re just staying the course. I give our players credit just for every single day coming in, every shoot around, every practice, working to get better and trying to understand and find out how they can make each other better."
The Clippers did lose George to groin soreness, though they have Leonard in excellent form, as he took his points total over the last three games to 106.
"It's just chemistry, playing together, getting clarity, knowing what to expect coming into games," said Leonard.
"I think that's what the biggest thing is."