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Five takeaways from the Clippers' 100-86 victory over Golden State
Five takeaways from the Clippers' 100-86 victory over Golden State

After a bah-humbug start, it was a merry Christmas after all for the Clippers. They started the game cold, ended it hot and beat the Golden State Warriors, 100-86, on Thursday night at Staples Center. Here are five takeaways from the game: 1. The Clippers showed they can beat a good team even when playing poorly for long stretches. They missed 16 consecutive shots at one point in the first quarter but managed to stay in the game against the team with the NBA’s best record because of solid defense and a, well, relentless mindset. They used an attacking approach against Golden State’s Stephen Curry, limiting his touches and holding him to 14 points on five-for-12 shooting. Klay...

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