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Los Angeles Clippers say they can play with anybody and want a title

Los Angeles Clippers say they can play with anybody and want a title

The widely held assumption is that the Clippers and every other team in the NBA saw the gap between them and the Golden State Warriors widen over the summer.

Never mind that the Clippers still have their core of Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan. Or that the Clippers added quality and depth to a reserve corps that already included sixth man of the year Jamal Crawford and Austin Rivers. And that the Clippers have one of the best coaches in the NBA in Doc Rivers.

The Warriors signed one of the NBA’s best players in free agent Kevin Durant and put him on a team with two-time NBA most valuable player Stephen Curry and All-Stars Klay Thompson and Draymond...

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