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Clippers players want to keep roster intact despite Game 7 loss
Clippers players want to keep roster intact despite Game 7 loss

The Clippers were one win away from being considered successes. They had already accomplished the improbable by knocking the defending champion San Antonio Spurs out of the playoffs in the first-round of a tough, seven-game series. Then after they took a 3-1 lead over the Houston Rockets in their second-round playoff series, they were on the brink of reaching the Western Conference finals for the first time in their 45-year history. Some websites and pundits were even calling the Clippers the favorites to win the NBA championship. The Clippers then lost three games in a row, allowing the Rockets to become just the ninth team in NBA history to recover from a 3-1 series deficit to...

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