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LAst Night's Action: Clippers Do It Again

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LA Clippers defeat San Antonio Spurs 90-85. Well it looks like the 19th time is the charm for the Clippers. Having being beaten by the Spurs in their previous 18 meetings, the Clippers finally found a way to defeat the Spurs.

This despite their penchant to handing the ball back to the Spurs. The Clippers turned the ball over 18 times and even more disturbing at times they gave up 18 offensive boards to the Spurs. That was the recipe for a blowout Spurs win.

But the Spurs playing on tired legs shot only 36% from the field. And the best three-point shooting team went 9-for-30 behind the arc. Not helping the Spurs was Tony Parker who in 18 minutes scored two points and four assists while sitting out most of the second half.

For the Clippers Baron Davis played a surprising 23 minutes getting 10 assists in his first game since Nov. 9 in New Orleans. But who am I kidding? The game belonged to Rookie of the Month Blake Griffin who had a monster 31 points with 13 rebounds. Eric Gordon had a quiet 21 points.

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Now here’s something befuddling. The Clippers have beaten Oklahoma City, New Orleans and San Antonio - three of the better teams in the Western Conference. They have lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves, Detroit Pistons, New Jersey Nets and Indiana Pacers. Go figure.