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Clippers' Paul Pierce looks like his younger self in victory over the Jazz

Clippers' Paul Pierce looks like his younger self in victory over the Jazz

Nearly a week before the calendar flipped to 2016, it felt like it was 2008 again for Paul Pierce.

There was a dunk in the first quarter, a flurry of three-pointers in the third quarter and another three-pointer in the final minute Saturday during the Clippers' victory over the Utah Jazz, all of it somewhat startling for a player who had looked as though his better days were far, far behind him during the season's first 30 games.

Or maybe not all that startling, as far as Pierce was concerned.

"There's a lot of things I can still do," the 38-year-old said defiantly after the game.

Pierce made six of 11 shots, including five of seven...

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