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Old 12-02-2012, 06:34 AM   #1
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Default Clippers wreck Kings

It was over before you knew it, before many in the crowd had a chance to bite into their hot dogs or take a sip from their drinks, before the Clippers could really flex their muscles in front of the Sacramento Kings.

Caron Butler sank a 3-pointer to break an early tie. DeAndre Jordan soared to dunk a missed shot by teammate Chris Paul a moment later and then dunked a lob pass from Blake Griffin, who sank a hook shot a minute later.

The Clippers were never challenged again and seized a lopsided 116-81 victory Saturday night from the Kings in front of a sellout crowd of 19,060 at Staples Center. After breaking a 6-6 tie on Butler's 3, the Clippers were unstoppable.

"We didn't let them in the game early," Paul said after the Clippers' widest margin of victory this season. "The ball moved. Everybody touched the ball. We're pretty dangerous when that happens. Tonight we made shots and got (defense) stops.

"It was collective."

-- LA Daily News
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