ATLANTA – It was surprising, if for no other reason, because the Clippers bench has been so dominant for much of the first month of the season.

They were on the floor together at the start of the second quarter Saturday against Hawks. The now-familiar five-man unit of Jamal Crawford, Lamar Odom, Matt Barnes, Eric Bledsoe and Ryan Hollins that helped blow past the defending-champion Miami Heat less than two weeks ago and overwhelmed the Chicago Bulls last weekend.

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