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Pelicans No Match For Clippers, Win 108-76

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Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers drives to the basket against Eric Gordon #10 of the New Orleans Pelicans during the game at the Staple Center on December 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mel Blackmon/CBS)

Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers drives to the basket against Eric Gordon #10 of the New Orleans Pelicans during the game at the Staple Center on December 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mel Blackmon/CBS)

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Chris Paul had 21 points and eight assists, Blake Griffin added 20 points before both All-Stars sat out the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Clippers breezed to a 108-76 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night.

Nine-year veteran Danny Granger did not make his debut with the Clippers because of a technicality on the team’s active list, which is signed by coach Doc Rivers before every game and relayed to the officials.

Granger’s name was printed by hand by a member of the public relations staff under the heading: “Updated Roster Additions,” but the number on the sheet was not circled along with the other active players by the required deadline of 6:30 p.m. local time, which is mandatory.

As a result, referee Bill Spooner ruled Granger ineligible and instructed him to change back into street clothes.

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