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Clippers in Rare Air With 14th in Row

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The Clippers have heard a lot of words associated with them in the franchise’s less-than-memorable history.

“Best” isn’t one of those words.

But with a 112-100 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Christmas night at Staples Center, the Clippers moved to the top of the standings in the Western Conference, owners of the best record in basketball.It’s the first time the team’s had the best record in the league this late in a season. At 22-6, the Clippers are a half game game better than the Oklahoma City Thunder and 1 1/2 games better than the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs.The Clippers also extended their winning streak to 14 games.

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