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Clippers rout Sixers in Paul's return

LA CLIPPERS 123

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS 78

The Los Angeles Clippers celebrated the return of point guard Chris Paul yesterday morning (Singapore time) with a 123-78 romp past the Philadelphia 76ers.

The 45-point margin of victory was the largest in Clippers' club history.

Blake Griffin scored 26 points with 11 rebounds and six assists. His effort included assists from Paul, who missed 18 games with a separated right shoulder.

In his first game since Jan 3, the star point guard played just under 23 minutes, scoring seven points and handing out eight assists with four steals.

The Clippers led by as many as 54 points in the second half and they dealt the Sixers their heaviest defeat of the season. - AFP.

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l Boston Celtics 91 Dallas Mavericks 102

l Brooklyn Nets 93 New Orleans Hornets 81

l Cleveland Cavaliers 91 Memphis Grizzlies 83 (OT)

l Orlando Magic 93 Indiana Pacers 92

l Washington Wizards 93 Sacramento Kings 84

l LA Lakers 86 Chicago Bulls 92

l Oklahoma City Thunder 112 New York Knicks 100