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Bereft of advertisers, the scoreboard at Staples Center promotes only Clippers unity during Game 5 of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at Staples Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Clippers' Jamal Crawford and DeAndre Jordan celebrate after Game 5 of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at Staples Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PAUL BUCK / EPA

A Clippers fan holds a sign of support during Game 5 of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at Staples Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Clipper players jog on to the court before Game 5 of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at Staples Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

The seats of Clippers owner Donald Sterling sit empty before the start of Game 5 of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at Staples Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Warriors defender Stephen Curry stumbles as he tries to defend Clippers guard Darren Collison during Game 5 of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at Staples Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Clippers Jamal Crawford celebrates with fans after defeating the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at Staples Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Fans line up to attend the Los Angeles Clippers and the Golden State Warriors Game 5 of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at Staples Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Clyde Davis of Long Beach protests as Clippers fans enter Staples Center to watch Game 5 of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at Staples Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Clippers head coach Doc Rivers congratulates his players after defeating the Warriors in Game 5 of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at Staples Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Clippers fans hold signs before Game 5 of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at Staples Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

A March 23, 2011, photo of Clippers owner Donald Sterling with wife Rochelle during a halftime game against the Washington Wizards.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier

Clippers Jamal Crawford celebrates his basket against the Warriors during Game 5 of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at Staples Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Longtime Clippers fan Abe Dilanian of Northridge holds a sign of Clippers owner Donald Sterling as he enters Staples Center to watch Game 5 of the NBA Western Conference playoffs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

L.A. Lakers point guard Steve Nask speaks during a press conference at L.A. City Hall after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver imposed a lifetime ban on Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who has been under fire since the release of a recording of racially charged remarks.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

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By Bill Plaschke

They played as if children again, on a playground with friends, unburdened and unafraid.

Blake Griffin palmed the ball into the back of the basket and screamed. DeAndre Jordan threw down a dunk and laughed. Jamal Crawford hit a jump shot and posed. Chris Paul finished a fastbreak and grinned.

Their fans cheered with the simple joy of parents watching their children, arms held out as if embracing, voices lifted as if to inspire.

There was a standing ovation for pregame warmups. There was a standing ovation for each player when he entered the game. And, yes, there was even a small standing ovation when the giant video board showed two of those fans wearing black shirts with Donald Sterling’s face crossed out.

Full story: A night of rebirth for the Clippers and their fans

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