A championship statement by Clippers?

The Clippers beat the Heat 95-89 in overtime Wednesday. The win was just the second for the Clippers against a team that made the playoffs last season, but was it a statement?

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What was the real story in Los Angeles?

It was a big win for the Clippers in Los Angeles, but was it an even bigger loss for the Heat? They also lost a night earlier in overtime at the Warriors, leading to more "clutch" questions.

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Did LeBron James choke?

Speaking of clutch ... LeBron James scored eight points in the fourth quarter, part of a line of 23 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists. But he also missed four fourth-quarter free throws.

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Which star is most trustworthy?

Chris Paul turned in the kind of line you would expect from a superstar in a big game, totaling 27 points, 11 assists, six rebounds and three steals. Was he the best player on the court?

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The best team in Los Angeles?

Kobe Bryant reached 40 points for the second night in a row, ensuring a win for Los Angeles' other team on the road against the Jazz. The Clippers are 5-3, but the Lakers are 8-4.

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