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Clippers' DeAndre Jordan embraces his territory

Clippers' DeAndre Jordan embraces his territory

It was his "mind-set" that changed everything for Clippers center DeAndre Jordan this season.

Jordan told himself that he would be a better defender and rebounder, and that his offense would be the least of his worries.

That's also what Clippers Coach Doc Rivers and his staff demanded from Jordan, and he has not let them down.

"They put a lot on me," Jordan said. "And really I'm just embracing it."

The entire NBA has taken notice of the 25-year-old's performance this season.

He leads the NBA in rebounds, averaging 13.5 per game. He's third in the league in blocked shots, averaging 2.41 per...