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Clippers defeat Spurs, 111-109, to advance to second round
Clippers defeat Spurs, 111-109, to advance to second round

The Clippers accomplished the improbable, eliminating the defending champion San Antonio Spurs in Game 7 of their first-round playoff series with a 111-109 win Saturday at Staples Center. Fitting for the series, the game came down to the final second. With one second left and the game tied, 109-109, Chris Paul made a running jumper to give the Clippers the win. The game featured 31 lead changes and 16 ties, the Spurs leading by as many as eight points, the Clippers leading by as many as six. The Spurs went on an 8-1 run to pull ahead by five points, 97-92, with 5 minutes and 40 seconds left. Blake Griffin then made a pair of free throws and J.J. Redick made a three-pointer to tie the...

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