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The Daily Clipper - Jamal Crawford Edition

The Clippers hit the road to snap their 5-game losing streak away from the Staples, beating the Portland Trail Blazers 100-94. Check out the latest Clipper for more news stories from around the web.

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Boston Celtics reportedly sending Austin Rivers to Clippers for second-round pick - NBA - SI.com
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Steve Ballmer talks diversity and owning the Clippers
On other topics, Ballmer said he appreciates the challenge that fellow NBA team owner Dan Gilbert of the Cleveland Cavaliers is facing in trying to revitalize downtown Detroit. Ballmer grew up in the area.

A couple of recaps of last nights game against the Blazers:

Clippers write different ending in beating Trail Blazers - The Orange County Register
After leading for almost all of the first three quarters, the Clippers mounted a comeback to beat the Trail Blazers, 100-94, in Portland. The win snaps their five-game losing streak away from Staples Center. Portland also being 19-4 at home this year. A pretty big feat for the Clippers.

Clippers at Trail Blazers - January 14, 2015 - Game Preview, Play by Play, Scores and Recap on NBA.com
Jamal Crawford scored 25 points, DeAndre Jordan had 17 points and 18 rebounds, Chris Paul had 23 points and 10, Blake Griffin added on 18 points.

As always, I leave you with a question or two. How did Jamal' playing last night leave you feeling? And it seems as if the Austin Rivers talk is more than just talk now, how are you feeling about Doc's son heading over to the Clippers?