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Clippers' Big Three looks to take big step forward against San Antonio
Clippers' Big Three looks to take big step forward against San Antonio

Before they slipped on the first of their two NBA championship rings, Isiah Thomas and Bill Laimbeer stumbled in the playoffs twice against the Boston Celtics. As a prelude to their six titles, Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen fell in the playoffs three consecutive times to the Detroit Pistons. Playoff heartache has become almost a rite of spring for Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan against the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs swept the Clippers trio in the 2012 Western Conference semifinals and handed Paul a stinging defeat in Game 7 of the conference semifinals in 2008, when Paul played for the New Orleans Hornets. The Clippers will get another chance to nudge aside...

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