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Clippers open training camp in Las Vegas

Clippers open training camp in Las Vegas


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LAS VEGAS (AP) — With their offseason of controversy behind them, the Los Angeles Clippers got back to the business of basketball Tuesday, opening a four-day training camp in a city known for its temptations and distractions.

But coach Doc Rivers, after conducting a four-hour workout at UNLV's Mendenhall Center, said he isn't worried about how his players will deal with the Las Vegas nightlife this week.

The Clippers will work out in Las Vegas through Friday, then return for a preseason game Oct. 18 against the Denver Nuggets at Mandalay Bay.

Rivers said he chose Las Vegas so his players could enjoy dinners together and see a few shows, a way to bond before the start of the season. No one seemed concerned about the potential for trouble in Sin City.

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