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Pau Gasol: Clippers flopped too much

Updated: December 22, 2011, 9:09 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- It was just a preseason game, so the result of the Los Angeles Clippers' 108-103 win on Wednesday hardly mattered. Yet the Staples Center co-tenants renewed their rivalry with all the contentiousness of a playoff game.

Things got a little chippy like they almost always seem to do when these teams meet.

The physical play boiled over when Matt Barnes was called for a flagrant 1 foul for pushing Blake Griffin to the floor with 6:48 remaining in the third quarter.

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