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    Clippers dominate Adams-less Thunder, stretch streak to seven

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    Jan 17, 2017
    Los Angeles’ Luc Mbah a Moute forces a shot against Oklahoma City’s Jerami Grant. AP

    THE Clippers dominated an Oklahoma City Thunder squad missing big man Steven Adams, cruising to 120-98 victory on Monday in Los Angeles (Tuesday, Manila time).

    Adams is under concussion protocol after hitting the back of his head on the floor in a fall in the game against the Sacramento Kings the night before.

    The Clippers took control early with a 34-25 first quarter and held on despite losing Chris Paul to a sprained left thumb in the second quarter, the same thumb he hurt in the preseason.

    Paul is not expected to be out for long as X-rays were negative, according to sources.

    Marreese Speights led the Clippers, coming off the bench to scored 23 points and pull down 10 rebounds.

    DeAndre Jordan also had a double-double of 19 points and 15 rebounds as the Clippers made it seven straight wins.

    JJ Redick scored 20 and Austin Rivers had 16 points as the Clippers notched their 29th win in 43 outings.

    The Thunder absorbed their 17th loss in 42 outings as Russell Westbrook had a relatively quiet night.

    Westbrook came up with 24 points, five rebounds and four assists.

    Joffrey Lauvergne had 13 points and was a rebound short of a double-double, while Enes Kanter came up with 12 points.

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    Los Angeles’ Luc Mbah a Moute forces a shot against Oklahoma City’s Jerami Grant. AP
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