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Wizards cool off red-hot Clippers, 104-96

Wizards cool off red-hot Clippers, 104-96

Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce nodded his head walking down the Verizon Center tunnel Friday night, a satisfied look on his face after celebrating on the court with some good-natured trash talk directed at Doc Rivers, his former coach on the opposing bench.

He seemed to realize there was something more to Washington's wire-to-wire 104-96 win over the Los Angeles Clippers at Verizon Center. The Wizards had imposed their will, cooling down one of...