Thursday January 29th, 2015

The Los Angeles Clippers managed to secure a 94-89 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday evening and for a short time they planned to play with a mystery player at shooting guard. ESPN's Arash Markazi broke the news earlier in the night that the Clippers would be deploying an unknown force in the backcourt alongside Chris Paul.

• Lynch, Gronkowski play video games on Conan

With J.J. Redick out of the lineup with back spasms, maybe coach Doc Rivers thought the Clippers only needed four players to beat the Jazz.

After the dust settled, Jamal Crawford got the start for the Clippers, presumably as a last-second change from the mystery gunner. Crawford scored 21 points in 39 minutes and Los Angeles won.

• Patriots hotel has another late night false fire alarm 

- Brad Rowland

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