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Clippers' defense helped them persevere against Warriors
Clippers' defense helped them persevere against Warriors

Their shots weren't falling. Three of their starters were scoreless for nearly 20 minutes to start the game. Their opponent built a double-digit lead. It was the type of game the Clippers will need to occasionally win, when they're far from their best, to have the kind of season they want. They managed to do it Thursday at Staples Center, slogging their way to a 100-86 victory over the Golden State Warriors that was impressive on several levels. The Clippers won despite shooting only 16.7% in the first quarter and 27.7% in the first half. Starters Blake Griffin, J.J. Redick and Matt Barnes were scoreless until Griffin drove for a dunk with 4:01 left in the second quarter to...

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