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Five takeaways from the Clippers' 98-86 win over the Miami Heat

Five takeaways from the Clippers' 98-86 win over the Miami Heat

The Clippers extended their win streak to four behind J.J. Redick’s 25-point game and Chris Paul’s 19 points and 18 assists.

Here are five things we learned from their 98-86 win over the Miami Heat on Sunday:

1. The defense has tightened considerably since the Clippers allowed an average of 110.5 points during their year-ending, six-game losing streak. They’ve held opponents to an average of 96.5 points in the last four games, with Coach Doc Rivers crediting a return to a simpler approach — namely, less switching — as the...

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