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Luc Richard Mbah a Moute

Clippers' defense has the last word in 85-83 win over Hawks

Clippers' defense has the last word in 85-83 win over Hawks

A bad turnover in the final seconds Wednesday night at Philips Arena wasn't the worst thing that could have happened to the Clippers.

It allowed them to play defense again.

The Clippers' better half saved them again on the game's final play, allowing them to emerge with an 85-83 victory over the Atlanta Hawks after Luc Mbah a Moute contested Paul Millsap's spinning, driving layup that bounced off the rim with less than a second left.

“He likes to go left,” Mbah a Moute said, “so I cut him off and made him go right.”

The Clippers had their way with the Hawks defensively for most of the night, forcing 23 turnovers and holding them to 41.8%...

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