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MINNEAPOLIS -- Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers burst into Minnesota Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeaus postgame press conference, hollering Can you come on! Im out here waiting! to his longtime friend and former assistant.Thats what happens when you win, a chuckling Thibodeau said.Rivers would know.Blake Griffin had 20 points and 11 rebounds and DeAndre Jordan had 18 points and 16 boards to lead the Clippers to their sixth straight victory, 119-105 on Saturday night.Chris Paul had 19 points and eight assists and J.J. Redick scored 18 points for the Clippers (9-1), who have the best record in the NBA. Los Angeles shot 52.6 percent and outscored the Timberwolves 21-10 in transition.This is the best team Ive had here, Rivers said. But we got to keep doing it. Weve got to keep getting better and performing. But this is a heck of a basketball team.Karl-Anthony Towns had 24 points and 10 rebounds and Ricky Rubio had seven points, six assists and six rebounds in his return from a five-game absence for Minnesota. Andrew Wiggins scored 22 points, but shot just 8 of 24.We had to work for our shots, Wiggins said. The clogged the paint up, switching everything, contesting every shot. They made it hard on us.The Clippers are off to their best start in franchise history and have so far exhibited all the qualities of a team that can make a deep playoff run. Once a weakness, the bench has been a strength this season. And they entered the game as by far the best defensive team in the league, allowing a paltry 90.4 points per game.After slugging it out with Oklahoma City on Friday night, Los Angeles put the clamps on the young and athletic Timberwolves, who entered the game with the most explosive first-quarter offense in the league. The Clippers outscored Minnesota 34-21 in the period, holding the Wolves to 39 percent shooting and forcing four turnovers, and they never looked back.There are some good things, but to beat a team thats rolling like that, we have to obviously play a lot better than we did, Thibodeau said.TIP-INSClippers: Defensive stopper Luc Mbah a Moute scored 15 points on 6-for-8 shooting. ... Redick hit 2 of 7 3-pointers, extending his streak to 66 straight games with at least one made from long distance, the longest active streak in the league. ... F Wes Johnson did not play because of a sore heel. He was injured on Friday night in Oklahoma City after a blocked shot.Timberwolves: Thibodeau fell to 8-9 in his career against Rivers. ... F Brandon Rush was inactive and has not played in the last three games.HACK-A-JORDANThe Wolves went to the Hack-a-Jordan strategy just over midway through the fourth quarter, with Cole Aldrich fouling him on three straight possessions to get Jordan to the line. As Aldrich headed to the bench 30 seconds later, Jordan gave his former teammate a playful shove off the court.The strategy did not work, either. The big man hit 10 of 16 foul shots in the never-ending fourth quarter.Im confident up there. Ive got a routine, Jordan said. Ive got everything I need and Im just going to go up there and shoot.GRIFFINS MILESTONEGriffin entered the game needing 17 points to join an exclusive club with 9,000 career points, 4,000 rebounds and 1,500 assists. Griffin got it on a free throw in the fourth quarter. He became the fastest player to reach that plateau since Larry Bird.Its an honor to be mentioned in that category, but Larry went on to have quite a bit more, Griffin said. Thats the ultimate goal, having a career like that. 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They will square off on Dec. 10 in Auckland, New Zealand.Parker and Ruiz will meet for one of the belts that troubled Tyson Fury relinquished earlier this month because he is dealing with cocaine and alcohol problems in addition to mental health issues that caused him to cancel his rematch with former champion Wladimir Klitschko, which was scheduled for Oct. 29.Parker is the organizations No. 1-rated heavyweight and Ruiz is No. 3. Klitschko is No. 2 but he is instead pursuing a fight for the vacant WBA belt or could fight IBF titleholder Anthony Joshua. Klitschko and Joshua hoped that the WBO would also sanction their possible fight for the vacant title but that was a non-starter for the organization. Duco Events promoter Dean Lonergan, who promotes Parker, and Top Ranks Bob Arum, were in discussions for the fight before the convention began figuring that the fight would be ordered for the vacant title.WBO president Francisco Paco Valcarcel told ESPN a few days before the convention began that he hoped to fill the vacant title by putting together a four-man box-off of the organizations top-ranked contenders, but once it came down to making the decision on Thursday the traditional way of filling the title was implemented instead as the two leading available contenders were ordered to meet for the title.Arum told ESPN that he and Lonergan met this week in Los Angeles and made a deal for the fight to take place in New Zealand, Parkers home country, because that is where it would generate the most money. Arum said he has assurances there will be a neutral referee and judges.Arum said the fight will be televised in the United States on tape delay on his Solo Boxeo series on Spanish-language network UniMas.Arum said the deal he made with Lonergan was contingent on the WBO ordering the fight for the title, because they were unsure if it would be sanctioned when they met this week.We have worked a deal out with Parkers people and Andy signed the contract earlier this week, but it was all subject to the sanction, Arum said. We got the sanction and its a done deal. I met with Dean on Monday. He was in California before he went on to the Puerto Rico for the convention.My (matchmakers) think Andy has a hell of a shot. The kid is pumped because apparently hes sparred with Parker and more than held his own. Ive seen some of Parkers fights on YouTube clips. Hes a tremendous puncher but he doesnt look to me to be particularly fast and Andy is a very fast heavyweight.When Arum and Lonergan began discussing the fight Arum wanted to move it into January because Dec.dddddddddddd 10 posed a conflict for Abel Sanchez, who recently began training Ruiz at his Big Bear Lake, California, gym. Sanchez, who was the 2015 Boxing Writers Association of America trainer of the year, also trains unified middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin, who was penciled in for a Dec. 10 fight with Daniel Jacobs. But when negotiations for the fight could not be wrapped up in time, they decided to skip Dec. 10 and try to get the fight done for early 2017. By doing so it left Sanchez available to train Ruiz for Dec. 10.We checked with Abel about the date, Arum said. Andy is up there training with him now and Abel is absolutely free to do the fight on Dec. 10.The 24-year-old Parker (21-0, 18 KOs) was also a mandatory challenger for Joshua but elected to pursue the WBO route, especially given that the title fight would be planned for his home country. Ruiz also figures to be an easier opponent than Joshua would be.I see Ruiz as a fighter who has a lot of experience and will take this opportunity very serious, Parker recently told ESPN when the prospect of the fight was raised. Hes a dangerous fighter. With fighting good fighters it brings out the best in me.If we do fight for a world title and hold it in New Zealand itll be historic moment for myself, family and country. Exciting times ahead and Im really looking forward to it. Also, fighting for a world title has always been a dream of mine. Dream come true to fight for it and win it.Parker has beaten two fringe contenders in his last three fights, a unanimous decision against Carlos Takam in May and a stunningly one-sided third-round destruction of Alexander Dimitrenko on Oct. 1. Ruiz (29-0, 19 KOs), 27, a Mexico native fighting out of Imperial, California, has a far less impressive resume than Parker. He is coming off a lopsided 10-round decision win against journeyman Franklin Lawrence on Sept. 10. Ruizs most notable victories are a fourth-round knockout of former world title challenger Ray Austin in May and a 10-round decision win against former world titleholder Sergey Liakhovich, but they were both way past their best days.If Ruiz defeats Parker, he would become the first Mexican heavyweight world titleholder in boxing history.If he wins the title Andy will be a very valuable fighter, Arum said.Arum even said he had an idea for who he could match Ruiz with if he wins the title. 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