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Clippers finally resemble quality team in 106-102 win over Portland
Clippers finally resemble quality team in 106-102 win over Portland

The Clippers finally left behind their alter ego in the young season. There was no more Slob City. They traded in their unsightly play to resemble the team they expected to be Saturday afternoon at Staples Center, a strong second half pushing them to a 106-102 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. It took Blake Griffin playing through weakness and nausea and J.J. Redick composing himself after a poignant moment with his 11-week-old son before the game for the Clippers to notch their first triumph of the season over a quality opponent. "I could have gone 0 for 30 tonight and it still would have been one of the top three or four days of my life," said Redick, who scored 30...

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