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OK, Clippers: Once more, with feeling

LOS ANGELES_One of the sweetest parts of the Los Angeles Clippers' upstart season has been measuring the gap between outside expectations and their own.

Oddsmakers picked the Clippers to win 35 games in the preseason. They won 48.

In a league where teams' ability to contend for the title directly correlates with how many all-NBA players they have, the Clippers became only the fourth team in NBA history to win at least 45 games without a current or former All-Star

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