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Clippers to work on ironing out plays in homestretch
Clippers to work on ironing out plays in homestretch

Nine, eight, seven … The countdown to the truly meaningful games is on for the Clippers now that they have clinched a playoff berth. They have nine games and about three weeks left to work on things that could help them in the games that follow. Coach Doc Rivers identified executing second and third options on offense as an area of emphasis over the rest of the regular season. "That's been our focus now for about two weeks because in the playoffs, you don't get your first option," Rivers said Friday night after the Clippers' 119-98 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. "If you do, it's rare. You've got to be able to run stuff with...

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