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DeAndre Jordan has his All-Star weekend routine all figured out. He'll probably be relaxing somewhere next month while Clippers teammates Chris Paul and Blake Griffin take part in the festivities in New York. "Blake sends me pictures and FaceTimes me when he's there," Jordan joked Monday, referring to past experience during the NBA's midseason showcase. Los Angeles Times

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Kerry Eggers: Doc Rivers on Chris Paul: "We ask him to do it all. We were thinking about putting him on Aldridge tonight, but we're not going to do it." Twitter @kerryeggers

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Paul woke up in the middle of the night and noticed a tribute for Scott on television. He didn’t realize exactly what had happened at that point, but it didn’t take long to understand after tapping his wife to wake up and looking at his phone. “It was tough,” Paul said. “Me and my wife sat there. I talked to Stu pretty often, just a text here and there. My wife had seen him at Pelican Hill right before the season started. It’s a blow. It’s a blow to all of us. A lot of us grew up watching Stu. He just transcended everything. It’s a huge loss to the sports community.” NBA.com

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The Clippers returned to their practice facility Friday for the first time in nearly a month and seemed eager to get to work, if they remembered how. “It’s going to be good to compete, to get after each other a little bit,” Chris Paul said, adding that practices are good for the guys who don’t see a lot of minutes. “It’s good for them, to get up and down and sharpen things up.” Orange County Register

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The other Jordan CP3 sneaker, the signature line by Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul, also Jack's favorite player, was placed on his mother's grave in Erie. The shoes were the last gift Lisa Elaine Gallagher gave her youngest child before she died of brain cancer in September at age 49, and Jack wore them long after it became obvious they were too small for his rapidly growing feet. “He really struggled with the loss of his mother,” said his father, Mike Gallagher, 51, who has Pittsburgh roots. “He said, ‘But they're Mom's shoes.’ ” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mr. Paul wrote the initials on his shoes and led the Clippers to a 104-98 victory, scoring 23 points in an emotional night for Jack, his father and the National Basketball Assoication superstar. “Some things are bigger than the game of basketball,” Mr. Paul said in a television interview after the game. “As a kid, I couldn't imagine losing any of my family members, let alone my mom, and to see how strong he was was inspiring to me.” Mr. Gallagher said the chance for his son to meet Mr. Paul and his teammates “really brought him out of the shell he was in.” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Whether it was Doc Rivers, Chris Paul, Matt Barnes or DeAndre Jordan, the talk was about the officiating and how the Clippers felt like it was 5-on-8 at times. “It’s getting out of control, man,” Barnes said. “Some of the techs we got tonight were … I mean, we’ve got to do a better job of watching ourself, but I got a tech for saying, ‘He’s not shooting the ball.’ (Hedo Turkoglu) got a tech for saying, ‘That’s not a foul.’ I mean, this is just getting out of control, man. “They’re just whistle-happy.” Orange County Register

December 18, 2014 Updates

For Paul to finally acquire that elusive ring, the Clippers will need Blake Griffin to develop the capacity to dominate more frequently so that the team doesn’t become overly reliant on its shortest and grittiest competitor for bail outs. Paul was able to move beyond his most recent playoff misery last summer by taking a step back to assess his position. “I’m just in such a better place right now with who I am, in my mind and stuff,” he said. “I did a lot of reading this summer on different things and I realized I am playing basketball, you know what I mean. This is the best job I feel that there is in the world. I have a beautiful family. My family is healthy and I get to hoop.” Washington Post

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The Clippers have emerged from the Donald Sterling horror show reasonably intact, with an owner who'll spend anything on anything if it will make the product just a little better. But the most important pieces were already in place. Griffin begat Paul, and Paul begat Rivers. L.A. will go as far as their All-Stars take them. "They're two of the best players in the world, and they make things easier for us," Redick said. "When they run that screen and roll with pace, they're tough to guard. It's like pick your poison. Those are our two best offensive players, the guys we're going to go to down the stretch. They're essential to what we're trying to do offensively." NBA.com

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