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Clippers win fight with familiar foes

Griffin and Paul shine in what could be the beginning of a rivalry with the Thunder

Updated: January 31, 2012, 3:27 AM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Storylines and subplots are far more fun for writers to debate than players. Utter phrases like "signature win" and "turning point" in a locker room and you're basically asking for a run-on cliché about every game being the same and no opponent being bigger than the next.

Who knows, maybe they're right. Maybe this early-season game between the Los Angeles Clippers and Oklahoma City Thunder is simply another game on the schedule and will be forgotten about in a week. ...

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