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Chris Paul leads Clippers to fourth straight win, a 98-86 defeat of Heat

Chris Paul leads Clippers to fourth straight win, a 98-86 defeat of Heat

The pinpoint passes and silky smooth jump shots come so naturally to Chris Paul that games like Sunday, when the Clippers point guard scored 19 points and dished out 18 assists in a 98-86 victory over the Miami Heat in Staples Center, can seem routine.

“I think he’s Groundhog Day,” Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said after Paul, in his second game back after sitting out seven of eight games because of a left-hamstring injury, led the Clippers to their fourth straight win.

“Like, we just take it for granted — not us, but you see his numbers, and you don’t flinch. Anyone on any other team [puts up those numbers] … there’s a big...

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