Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/29/12
By Jon Gold, The Sports Xchange LOS ANGELES -- It took one play on Wednesday night for Chauncey Billups to remind Los Angeles Clippers fans about what his veteran presence can mean to the team. It took one more play to remind the rest of the league. Billups hit a 3-pointer on the Clippers' first offensive possession and found DeAndre Jordan for a beautiful alley-oop dunk with 16.6 seconds left in Billups' first court time since suffering a torn Achilles tendon in February, lifting the Clippers to the 101-95 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center. Billups' backcourt mate, Chris Paul, then made all four of his free throws in the last 12 seconds to help seal the win, breaking a four-game losing streak for the Clippers (9-6). "It just feels good (to be back)," said Billups, who scored seven points in 19-plus minutes. "It's been a really long road. Achilles' rehab is really tough. But I never lost faith the entire time." Paul finished with a game-high 23 points...
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