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How the Clippers beat the pressure to outlast the Warriors in Game 7

Los Angeles didn't allow the situation to get to them mentally, and pulled out a series win against Golden State.

The Clippers, who went through a bombshell of a first round with the expulsion of owner Donald Sterling, beat the Warriors, 126-121, on Saturday.

A combination of mental acuity, strong defensive game planning and the ability to raise up in the face of a big moment allowed Chris Paul and Blake Griffin to advance to the second round to face the Oklahoma City Thunder.