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Dodging disaster new for Clippers

L.A. avoided two scary moments with their best players. Has the curse been lifted?

Updated: January 20, 2011, 4:36 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- It was, at most, 15 seconds.

But 15 seconds can feel like an eternity when the franchise is down on the court longer than he should be, wincing in pain.

What is the sound of 17,793 people holding their breath?

The sound inside Staples Center as the Los Angeles Clippers' rookie, Blake Griffin, checked out his vital signs after an awkward fall early in the second quarter of Wednesday's 126-111 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Eric Gordon was ...

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