Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 10/24/14
LOS ANGELES The Clippers' season opener Wednesday night was all about being home. Lamar Odom returned home. Jamal Crawford found a new one. Together, they were celebrating a grand start to a new season. It wasn't perfect, but there were signs the Clippers are building something good. They beat the Memphis Grizzles 101-92 at Staples Center in a game that had the same rough-and-tumble elements of their gritty seven-game playoff series last season. Blake Griffin and Zach Randolph exchanged shoves and glares several times; elbows, arms and legs tangled frequently. "I expected no less," Clippers guard Chris Paul said. "I told the guys before we went out that when the schedule was released and I saw this game, I was like, this sure wasn't a coincidence. We knew it would be hard-fought. We knew it would be chippy." It was. But in the end, the Clippers relied on their bench, particularly Crawford, to pull away in the final 10 minutes. The Clippers know...
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