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By ANTONIO GONZALEZ
AP Sports Writer
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Blake Griffin buried bank shots, turnaround jumpers and spinning layups. DeAndre Jordan gobbled up rebounds and opposing shots, often flexing his muscles and letting out a roar.
The high-flying finishers who spawned the nickname ''Lob City'' are doing far more than dunking in the playoffs. The frontcourt tandem has carried the Clippers to a 2-1 lead in their first-round series against the Golden State Warriors, who have found no answer for either with center Andrew Bogut out with a fractured right rib.
And both are finally performing in places they haven't always flourished - on defense, in the playoffs and at the most pivotal points of games.
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