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Clippers clinch playoff spot with a 105-90 victory over the Denver Nuggets

Clippers clinch playoff spot with a 105-90 victory over the Denver Nuggets

The Clippers were facing another undermanned team, a scenario that recently had left them coming up short.

Not this time.

The Clippers dominated the Denver Nuggets for much of a 105-90 victory Sunday afternoon at Staples Center that clinched a playoff spot.

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DeAndre Jordan had 16 points, 16 rebounds and six blocks for the Clippers (45-27), who drained any remaining drama by outscoring the Nuggets, 25-12, in the third quarter.

None of the Clippers starters played in the fourth quarter, depriving Chris...

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