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Clippers' Chris Paul, Blake Griffin connect on two windmill alley-oops in 27 seconds

The Clippers set a franchise record for margin of victory when they beat the Sixers by 45 points on Sunday, and they had plenty of fun doing it.

Chris Paul's return to the court after being sidelined for more than a month with a shoulder injury was a highlight-filled laugher from start to finish.

L.A. held leads of 13-0, 30-5, 46-15 (at the end of the first quarter), 66-23, 69-29 (at halftime), 89-33 and 100-51 (at the end of the third quarter) before coasting to a 123-78 final score. Remarkably, it was worse than it sounds.

The game's most memorable sequence came in the middle of the second quarter with the Clippers up by nearly 40 points. Paul started the fireworks after a Sixers turnover with an off-the-backboard lob pass to Blake Griffin, who finished the transition play with a right-handed windmill dunk on the alley-oop.

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The television broadcast had barely finished the replays of that dunk before Paul and Griffin were off to the races again. Capitalizing on another Sixers turnover, the Clippers took off on a 4-on-2 fast break, with Griffin dishing to Paul near midcourt with a behind-the-back pass. Waiting just a beat so that Griffin could get up a head of steam, Paul scooped an underhanded alley-oop from outside the three-point line, which Griffin again caught and finished with a right-handed windmill slam.

That's right: Paul and Griffin combined for two windmill alley-oops in a matter of just 27 seconds.

Paul finished with seven points (on 3-for-6 shooting), eight assists and four steals in 23 minutes in his return. Griffin put up a game-high 26 points (on 11-for-14 shooting), 11 rebounds and six assists to lead the Clippers.

Thaddeus Young scored a team-high 15 points (on 7-for-17 shooting) and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Sixers, who shot just 27-for-100 from the field as a team. Michael Carter-Williams chipped in 14 points (on 5-for-18 shooting), seven rebounds and five assists in a losing effort.

The Clippers improved to 36-18 with the win. The Sixers dropped to 15-37 with the loss.

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