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There was a time not too long ago when 22 wins constituted a season’s haul for the Clippers. They already have that many — and it’s not even the new year. They haven’t lost since Nov. 26, when they dropped a home decision to the New Orleans Hornets. That was the Clippers’ fourth straight loss and they were a ho-hum 8-6 after that game. Now they are rolling. Blake Griffin is averaging 18.1 points and 8.8 rebounds a game, while Chris Paul trails only Rajon Rondo in assists, and Jamal Crawford is the Microwave off a deep and productive bench that also features ex-Lakers Lamar Odom and Matt Barnes. The Clippers own the league’s best differential, in part because they are playing championship-caliber defense. They allow 91.9 points a game, third fewest in the league, and hold opponents to 42.7 percent shooting, second in the