For Clippers, distractions not an excuse after Game 6 loss to Thunder

Friday May 16th, 2014
Oklahoma City's ability to control the paint and the free throw line proved to be the difference.
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The Clippers alternated between the owner and the officiating, two topics that dominated their playoff experience. They will presumably be back in the fall -- Paul and Griffin declined to answer a question about how they would respond if Sterling still owns the club -- knowing that a season cannot be any stranger and cannot end any worse. What they endured should steel them for whatever they face.

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