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Clippers pick up another win, 130-88 over Suns, and another injury

In a season already full of too many injury issues, the Clippers suffered yet another problem when guard Milos Teodosic sustained a left-foot injury late in the second quarter and did not return during his team’s 130-88 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night at Staples Center. Teodosic’s...

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    Clippers fan? Sign up for our new newsletter

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