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Excuses Abound After Clippers' Historic Playoff Collapse vs. Nuggets

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Magic City

the Western Conference Finals
Game 7

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The New York Times
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The Lakers had James and Davis, but the Clippers were adding two All-NBA talents to the team of overachievers that had unexpectedly pushed the Golden State Warriors to six games in last year's playoffs.So far in the bubble, the Lakers have held up their end of the bargain, easily winning their first two playoff series to reach the Western Conference Finals. We didn't have the chemistry to do it."The Clippers traded away five future first-round picks to pair George with Leonard, but some members of the team apparently didn't feel as though they had to win a championship this season."Internally, we've always felt this isn't a championship-or-bust year for us," George said. Even if they had survived Game 7 against Denver, it likely would have mattered against a Lakers team with a locked-in James and role players who have been clicking throughout the playoffs.The Clippers thought they could coast on pure talent, which on paper they have more of than any other team in the NBA.

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