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Chris Paul out but other Clippers go all in to rout Rockets in Game 1
Chris Paul out but other Clippers go all in to rout Rockets in Game 1

Blake Griffin provided everything the Clippers usually receive from Chris Paul. There were the passes, Griffin routinely finding his teammates for shots they couldn't create on their own. There was the leadership, Griffin giving a halftime address and calling for a huddle on the court midway through the fourth quarter. And there was the finish, Griffin grabbing three rebounds and making two free throws in the final 21/2 minutes of the Clippers' stunning 117-101 victory over the Houston Rockets in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals Monday night at Toyota Center. Griffin even briefly imitated Paul in a way that irritated Clippers Coach Doc Rivers. "I got...

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