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Straight to the point

Chris Paul is the star, but Doc Rivers is the biggest difference maker for the Clippers

Originally Published: April 3, 2014
By Kate Fagan | ESPN The Magazine

CHRIS PAUL IS hunched over, hands on knees, staring off into the Staples Center crowd. The Clippers are clinging to a one-point lead over the Warriors late in the third quarter, and Paul has been called to the sideline by Doc Rivers -- again.

This is the seventh time in the quarter (but not the last) that Rivers will beckon his point guard during a break in the action, imploring Paul to push the tempo, pass the ball ahead, make quicker decisions. The coach's hands ...

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