L.A. Clippers 100, Oklahoma City 98

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Officials - #7 Kevin Fehr, #55 Bill Kennedy, #12 Violet Palmer
Attendance - 18203

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
L.A. Clippers 21 27 28 24 100
Oklahoma City 24 31 25 18 98

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
L.A. Clippers 35-23 21-9 14-14 W1
Oklahoma City 42-16 24-6 18-10 L1

Recap


CLIPPERS 100, THUNDER 98: Chris Paul drove for the decisive layup with 8.8 seconds left to cap a 31-point effort as visiting Los Angeles stunned Oklahoma City.

Blake Griffin had 16 points and 12 rebounds as the Clippers remained 1 1/2 games behind the Los Angeles Lakers in the Pacific Division race.

Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant scored 22 points but had his 3-point attempt with two seconds remaining bounce off the back of the rim.

Russell Westbrook added 20 for the Thunder, who remain one game ahead of the San Antonio Spurs for the best record in the Western Conference.

Paul had 24 second-half points as Los Angeles overcame a seven-point halftime deficit.

The Clippers led 98-93 with 1:19 to play after a tip-in by Paul but Oklahoma City received a basket from Serge Ibaka 15 seconds later and Durant drained the game-tying 3-pointer with 32.2 seconds to play.

Paul then put an exclamation point on his performance by driving through the lane to his the go-ahead hoop.

James Harden scored 17 points for the Thunder.

Oklahoma City led 24-21 after one quarter and opened up an 11-point lead four-plus minutes into the second quarter. Derek Fisher scored eight straight Thunder points, including two 3-pointers to give Oklahoma City a 39-28 lead. The Thunder led 55-48 at halftime.

Oklahoma City led 62-53 with nine minutes left before Los Angeles began its comeback.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Los Angeles hit all 14 of its free-throw attempts in the third quarter. … The Thunder hit 12 of 26 3-point attempts. … Clippers guard Mo Williams (left big toe) missed his 11th consecutive contest. … Westbrook was 3 of 14 from the field.

Top Game Performances

L.A. Clippers   Oklahoma City
Chris Paul 31 Scoring Kevin Durant 22
Blake Griffin 7 Assists Russell Westbrook 7
Blake Griffin 12 Rebounds Kevin Durant 9
Chris Paul 7 Free Throws Made Russell Westbrook 13
Chris Paul 2 Steals Kevin Durant 2
Blake Griffin 1 Blocks Serge Ibaka 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
L.A. Clippers 100 46.9 5-16 19-21 22 37 2 4 12
Oklahoma City 98 40.8 12-26 24-27 21 39 10 5 14

Upcoming Games

  • Oklahoma City will play their next game at home against Sacramento. The Thunder have a W/L % of .698 after a win and .800 after a loss.
  • L.A. Clippers will play their next game on the road against Minnesota . The Clippers have a W/L % of .514 after a win and .739 after a loss.
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