The Los Angeles Clippers fought hard through internal turmoil and external competition over the past few weeks after earning the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference, but ultimately came up short, bowing out to reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder in a six-game second-round slugfest, according to Yahoo Sports.
It wasn't the ending that Doc Rivers, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin or the rest of the Clippers and their fans hoped for, but it was still arguably the most successful season in franchise history, and one well worth celebrating for the locals who support their city's sporting concerns.
Like, for example, the proprietors of Santa Monica restaurant The Upper West, who took it upon themselves to take out an ad in the Los Angeles Times' sports section to laud the hometown team.
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