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Post Subject: Clippers Vs. Lakers Official Game Thread 2014-01-10 Post ID: 428241by clipper*joe » Jan 10, 2014 - 10:14 AM PST
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By ELI KABERON Posted Jan 09 2014 11:30PM

The battle for Los Angeles will be without its two brightest stars Friday night when the Lakers and Clippers square off.

Given the way both teams are playing undermanned, one team is clearly missing its leader more than the other.

The Clippers, the home team in Friday's game, have won back-to-back contests without Chris Paul, who is sidelined for up to six weeks with a separated right shoulder. Blake Griffin led the way in Wednesday's 111-105 victory over Boston with 29 points and eight assists.

Doc Rivers has seen plenty of progress in a pair of wins by a combined 26 points since the Clippers lost their first game with Paul out by 24 points in San Antonio.

"I've been very encouraged," Rivers said. "I've got to do a better job figuring out the second unit. I've got to keep a couple of starters on with both groups because with Chris out and with J.J. (Redick) out it changes a little bit, too."

Redick, who started the team's first 17 games before suffering a broken hand and a torn ligament in his wrist, could return to the court on Friday.

The Lakers (14-22) have not been as strong without their top player. After winning their first game following Kobe Bryant's latest knee injury, they've lost nine of 10, allowing 108.9 points per game while scoring just 97.5.

A major problem has been turnovers, as the absence of Bryant - along with injured guards Steve Nash, Steve Blake and Jordan Farmar - has left the Lakers searching for consistency at the point. Recently signed guard Kendall Marshall has dished out 46 assists in his four starts, but he's given it away six times in the last two games and the Lakers had 18 total turnovers in Wednesday's 113-99 loss at Houston.

Since Christmas, the Lakers are allowing a league-worst 22.8 points per game off turnovers.

"That's probably the number one factor in why we're losing," coach Mike D'Antoni told the team's official website. "We're giving up between 20, 25 and 35 points off turnovers. When we get our halfcourt defense set, we're in the top half."

The Clippers (25-13) are well-equipped to take advantage of any Lakers mistakes. The team averages 18.8 points off turnovers and 16.3 fast-break points, both among the top five in the league.

While much of that has to do with the terrific play of Paul, the Clippers have combined for 39 points off turnovers and 44 fast-break points in their two latest games without their star.

Darren Collison is averaging 16.7 points on 62.1 percent shooting since Paul went down.

"(Paul) kind of has the ball in his hands a lot, he's the quarterback," said Jared Dudley, who had 18 points and four steals in the win over the Celtics. "When he's not there, we kind of do (more of a) spread formation where you get the ball to Blake down low, let him dominate, get out in transition, let Jamal (run), so we can kind of pick and choose our shots better."

The Clippers had a four-game win streak in this series before getting outscored 41-24 in the fourth quarter of a 116-103 loss in the season opener Oct. 29.

Lakers guard Xavier Henry led the way with a then career-high 22 points in that win, but he'll miss a sixth consecutive game Friday with a bone bruise in his knee

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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Lakers Official Game Thread 2014-01-10 Post ID: 428242by cleepers » Jan 10, 2014 - 10:26 AM PST
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Anybody see the primeticket teaser for this game during the Boston game?

"WATCH BLAKE GRIFFIN TAKE ON... UUH... NICK YOUNG - IN THE BATTLE FOR LOS ANGELES"

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Kudos to their voiceover guy for not cracking up.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Lakers Official Game Thread 2014-01-10 Post ID: 428243by FightOnRon » Jan 10, 2014 - 11:00 AM PST
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I hope Nick Young gets the Kobe beat out of him today,as he has turned into Kobe .05....the Black Hole redux.

Wonder how angry the Lakers fans will be when they turn up and see for real their precious yellow toilet paper,err banners, are covered up.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Lakers Official Game Thread 2014-01-10 Post ID: 428244by Voyeur » Jan 10, 2014 - 11:12 AM PST
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The thing is, we know Nick can get H-O-T...and he'll be extra motivated tonight. We have to make sure that won't matter.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Lakers Official Game Thread 2014-01-10 Post ID: 428245by WinningBasket » Jan 10, 2014 - 11:13 AM PST
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Clippers need to dominate the Lakers tonight. With JJ back, I hope the Clippers start out with a bang!

                
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Post ID: 428246by cleepers » Jan 10, 2014 - 11:15 AM PST
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Just have to contest their 3's... they've got literally nothing else offensively, and they can't defend for sh*t.

                
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Post ID: 428247by Voyeur » Jan 10, 2014 - 11:18 AM PST
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Good. We need to crush these em effers for what they did to us in game 1.

                
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Post ID: 428263by jarca » Jan 10, 2014 - 12:28 PM PST
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Is that for sure about Redick?

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Lakers Official Game Thread 2014-01-10 Post ID: 428276by david » Jan 10, 2014 - 01:56 PM PST
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Post ID: 428277by jarca » Jan 10, 2014 - 02:02 PM PST
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david wrote:

Why is his arms super dark. Did it get hairy from the cast or is that tattoos lol

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Lakers Official Game Thread 2014-01-10 Post ID: 428278by FightOnRon » Jan 10, 2014 - 02:04 PM PST
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Ah youth (JJ),I broke my wrist 8 years ago,still doesn't work right. NBA rehab vs HMO rehab. (and 30 years of extra age)

We need to beat these guy into the ground,then into the underground, then into the earth's core. Then out the other side (wherever that would be)

                
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Post ID: 428280by david » Jan 10, 2014 - 02:05 PM PST
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Lol yeah good point I don't know- maybe the photo filter they used exaggerated the arm hair?

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Lakers Official Game Thread 2014-01-10 Post ID: 428282by CapsNClips » Jan 10, 2014 - 02:14 PM PST
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J.J. Redick has Robin Williams arms now.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Lakers Official Game Thread 2014-01-10 Post ID: 428283by Clippersfan86 » Jan 10, 2014 - 02:30 PM PST
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Gotta beat them by 30 and prove opener was a fluke.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Lakers Official Game Thread 2014-01-10 Post ID: 428284by CapsNClips » Jan 10, 2014 - 02:31 PM PST
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Blake Griffin is 8th on the MVP ladder. I've never been more proud in my entire life.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Lakers Official Game Thread 2014-01-10 Post ID: 428285by ClipsGForce » Jan 10, 2014 - 02:45 PM PST
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Just beat the Lakers! I don't care how they do it, as long they beat them and not be embarrassed like the season opener, I'll be a happy man.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Lakers Official Game Thread 2014-01-10 Post ID: 428290by clippersforlife33 » Jan 10, 2014 - 02:57 PM PST
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ill be there tonight... payback time

                
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Post ID: 428296by pageC4 » Jan 10, 2014 - 03:33 PM PST
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same here. I don't want to just win I want a blow out. one where all their fans leave super early

                
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Post ID: 428298by CP3Heliflopter » Jan 10, 2014 - 03:51 PM PST
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Just shows how much he has improved.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Lakers Official Game Thread 2014-01-10 Post ID: 428299by Clipperjan » Jan 10, 2014 - 04:00 PM PST
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Found these quotes by Kris Humphries funny

Gary Washburn: Kris Humphries on dunk by Blake Griffin: "We're still debating if that's actually a dunk when you don't touch the rim at all."

Gary Washburn: Humphries on Griffin: "It was like a volleyball play. Obviously he makes those kind of plays if you come late defensively"

                
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Post ID: 428300by cleepers » Jan 10, 2014 - 04:08 PM PST
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A blowout would be great, but as long as we keep stacking up the W's against inferior opponents with CP3 out - especially division games - I'll be happy.

                
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Post ID: 428302by cleepers » Jan 10, 2014 - 04:14 PM PST
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Where the hell did this "You have to touch the rim" come from? They said the same about the Perkins one. Howard's superman one even won the dunk contest... easily.

If anything, it's even more impressive to throw it down when you're not even close enough to touch the rim.

It's like saying "That wasn't actually a 3-point shot because he made it from the backcourt".

Since it wasn't actually a "dunk" per se, we'll need to invent a new category of shot just for Blake... my suggestion is a "castration".

Keep krying, Kris.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Lakers Official Game Thread 2014-01-10 Post ID: 428306by namzug » Jan 10, 2014 - 04:26 PM PST
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I heard it was like Blake was Zeus throwing down thunderbolts through the hoop while flying over Kris on SportsNation or something like that.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Lakers Official Game Thread 2014-01-10 Post ID: 428308by ClipperPostman » Jan 10, 2014 - 04:32 PM PST
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We should win this game without JJ playing well. He should have some rust, not to mention he broke his shooting hand so he may require 6-10 games to get back into the rythym he was in Pre-injury.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Lakers Official Game Thread 2014-01-10 Post ID: 428313by namzug » Jan 10, 2014 - 05:02 PM PST
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I agree with @ClipperPostman, what we get from JJ should be a bonus. I do think it will take him a few games maybe closer to 6 since it was his hand he probably stayed in decent shape, but that is a good estimation.

His shot might take time, but I think we really miss his off ball movement which forces his defender to chase him around and not help with anyone else. We also saw all his movement really tire guys out like Harden who don't seem to like to play both sides of the ball.

I do hope we stomp them, with everyone especially Blake and DJ having monster games.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Lakers Official Game Thread 2014-01-10 Post ID: 428317by Icecoldclipper » Jan 10, 2014 - 05:15 PM PST
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should just call it the superman dunk or for Blake the Thor hammer toss.Smile

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Lakers Official Game Thread 2014-01-10 Post ID: 428318by Icecoldclipper » Jan 10, 2014 - 05:15 PM PST
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should just call it the superman dunk or for Blake the Thor hammer toss.Smile

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Lakers Official Game Thread 2014-01-10 Post ID: 428320by namzug » Jan 10, 2014 - 05:21 PM PST
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Hopefully Blake lays down a Thunderbolt on Pau tonight.

                
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Post ID: 428322by pageC4 » Jan 10, 2014 - 05:35 PM PST
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good news is that our schedule is soft all the way through January 30. a good win % is attainable

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Lakers Official Game Thread 2014-01-10 Post ID: 428326by tense2 » Jan 10, 2014 - 06:31 PM PST
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Clippers -10. Let's get a win tonight boys by what ever point spread necessary.

                
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Post ID: 428330by cleepers » Jan 10, 2014 - 06:41 PM PST
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I'm thinking it's DJ's turn tonight.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Lakers Official Game Thread 2014-01-10 Post ID: 428331by Voyeur » Jan 10, 2014 - 06:42 PM PST
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Thunderbolt...I like it! Very Happy

Is out team doing the nickname thing?

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Lakers Official Game Thread 2014-01-10 Post ID: 428332by ClipperKyle32 » Jan 10, 2014 - 06:43 PM PST
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These injuries for Thunder and Clippers could very well benefit them in the long run! Chris Paul on Russell Westbrook are obviously very important to their team, both teams depend on them night in and night out because that is what superstars do! With them out the teams "role" players have to step up! I hate the word "role" players though! In My Opinion every player on the team is a "role" player and they all contribute! Thunder and Clippers could very well meet up in the WC Finals because of the injuries that sped up the growth process of the team on OFFENSE AND DEFENSE! That is why I believe there is a silver-lining for these two teams in these injuries

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Lakers Official Game Thread 2014-01-10 Post ID: 428340by CapsNClips » Jan 10, 2014 - 06:58 PM PST
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ESPN Countdown crew giving Blake some major props.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Lakers Official Game Thread 2014-01-10 Post ID: 428342by jazclipcity3 » Jan 10, 2014 - 07:03 PM PST
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We definitely need to shut down Young. ...I can't stand him now. He has been non stop disrespectful towards the clippers AND clipper nation! His mouth has been like diarrhea!! I say we throw Barnes on him early. ... throw him off. .. get him out of his game.

Does anybody know if Xavier Henry is back yet?? (Gotta keep him under control also if so)

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Lakers Official Game Thread 2014-01-10 Post ID: 428343by Icecoldclipper » Jan 10, 2014 - 07:12 PM PST
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I agree was sad how Young flipped on us. Maybe he was low key upset we did not bring him back and got Crawford but as a Sixer we showed him love when he came to Staples.

                
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Post ID: 428344by StBrg » Jan 10, 2014 - 07:13 PM PST
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Wooooo J J is back baby!!!11!!

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Lakers Official Game Thread 2014-01-10 Post ID: 428346by Voyeur » Jan 10, 2014 - 07:42 PM PST
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Damn. I guess the nickname thing is only for the Heat-Nets game. I sure was hoping to see names like THE BLAKE SHOW and J CROSSOVER on the back of our jerseys tonight!

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Lakers Official Game Thread 2014-01-10 Post ID: 428349by Steady818 » Jan 10, 2014 - 07:44 PM PST
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Hopefully this game is much like the last 2 where we come out with massive amounts of energy and take it to the Lakers from the get go.. The starts we have had have been essential in our last 3 games.

The first one we came out flat and got beat up like a hanging piece of cow meat in a rocky balboa movie. The last 2 we came out on a mission and really set the tone for the wins hopefully tonight is like the latter

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Lakers Official Game Thread 2014-01-10 Post ID: 428352by jazclipcity3 » Jan 10, 2014 - 07:58 PM PST
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I agree. They look so much better when they come out with energy (especially on defense)

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Lakers Official Game Thread 2014-01-10 Post ID: 428353by ClipperSam » Jan 10, 2014 - 08:16 PM PST
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Clipper better beat the Lakers ass. That's all folk's

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Lakers Official Game Thread 2014-01-10 Post ID: 428358by Clipperjan » Jan 10, 2014 - 08:56 PM PST
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Arash Markazi: Doc said Hedo Turkoglu looked good and his workout and was interested in signing him but gave no timetable. Do you think they are waiting to see what Bynum does first?

                
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Post ID: 428359by tense2 » Jan 10, 2014 - 08:57 PM PST
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Hope to hell they are. I'm sure Hedo's not on any Hot List by many GM's.

                
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Looks like JJ is starting tonight: http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nba/1264/jj-redick

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Lakers Official Game Thread 2014-01-10 Post ID: 428364by ClipperKyle32 » Jan 10, 2014 - 09:02 PM PST
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Clippers win to gain a little separation from Golden State and Houston! If Golden State loses to the Celtics!

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Lakers Official Game Thread 2014-01-10 Post ID: 428366by clipperharry » Jan 10, 2014 - 09:21 PM PST
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Yes go clippers beat the fakers ass !!

                
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For anyone who needs to know, the game is starting on ESPN West right now, probably until the Heat game ends.

                
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REDICK!!!!

                
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And of course the Lakers are hitting their shots.

                
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Post Subject: RE: Clippers Vs. Lakers Official Game Thread 2014-01-10 Post ID: 428372by ClipperKyle32 » Jan 10, 2014 - 09:50 PM PST
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Damn JJ! We have so missed you buddy!! LOOKING GOOD

                
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