Clippers down Lakers to win Pacific Division

5:14 PM, Apr 7, 2013   |    comments
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Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - For decades the Clippers were irrelevant in the city of Los Angeles.

It was only fitting that they clinched their first division title in the 42- year history of the franchise at the expense of their Staples Center co- tenants.

Chris Paul tallied 24 points and 12 assists in the Clippers' 109-95 rout of the Los Angeles Lakers to end their five-year run atop the Pacific Division.

The Memphis Grizzlies and Charlotte Bobcats are the only teams in NBA history to not win a division championship.

The Clippers also swept the season series against the Lakers for the first time since 1974-75 when they were the Buffalo Braves.

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