Brendan Maloy
Tuesday May 13th, 2014

Blake Griffin, Chris Paul Blake Griffin and Chris Paul combined average 42.1 points a game this postseason. (Rocky Widner/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Clippers stars Chris Paul and Blake Griffin responded to team owner Donald Sterling's comment that his players still loved him, saying that they were playing for their teammates, reports Arash Markazi of ESPN.

Paul said he saw some of the interview and was disappointed in Sterling, but wanted to focus on the game.

“We saw some of it. It’s unfortunate but obviously we’re focused on our game here but it’s very unfortunate," Paul said.

When asked specifically about Sterling's assertion that the players did not believe him to be a racist and still loved him, Paul and Griffin offered a similar response, saying the players on the team were motivated by each other and their families, not by their embattled owner.

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Sterling told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Monday night that he felt the fans and players all supported him, and that all the anger directed at him was created by the media.

The Clippers are currently tied 2-2 in their series with the Oklahoma City Thunder, and will play Game 5 in Oklahoma on Tuesday night.

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