CLIPPERS BUILDING A ROAD IDENTITY

It takes menatl toughness to win on the road.

And the Clippers are developing that.

Even without Chauncey Billups, who was lost to an a left injury Achilles’ tendon injury, the Clippers won their fourth straight road game in a 107-102 win over the Orlando Magic in overtime.

The team that won nine road games all last season is now showing they can win tough games in difficult venues – a definite sign of a serious contender.

Caron Butler hit a huge three-pointer in overtime for the Clippers, who trailed by 15 points at one point and four in over time only to finish on an 11-2 run to close the game out,

Butler stared the game 1 for 7 from the field but was there at the end to help win it for the Clippers.

“My teammates kept believing in me,” said Billups, whop also had an important offensive rebound in OT.

The Clippers are back in action Wednesday at Cleveland.

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