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Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, right, goes up for a dunk as Miami Heat forward Chris Andersen, center, defends and forward LeBron James, second from left, and forward Matt Barnes watch during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, right, goes up for a dunk as Miami Heat forward Chris Andersen, center, defends and forward LeBron James, second from left, and forward Matt Barnes watch during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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