Oklahoma City 109, L.A. Clippers 97

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 10:30 PM
Location - Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Officials - #63 Derek Richardson, #9 Derrick Stafford, #40 Leon Wood
Attendance - 19451

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Oklahoma City 22 27 33 27 109
L.A. Clippers 22 23 23 29 97

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oklahoma City 33-9 19-3 14-6 W1
L.A. Clippers 32-11 19-5 13-6 L2

Recap

Thunder 109, Clippers 97: Kevin Durant scored 24 of his 32 points in the second half as visiting Oklahoma City took control after the break and outlasted short-handed Los Angeles.

Durant added seven rebounds and seven assists and Russell Westbrook scored 26 points for the Thunder, who have won seven of their last eight games.

Blake Griffin led the Clippers with 31 points and 11 rebounds while Jamal Crawford scored 14 off the bench. All-Star point guard Chris Paul sat out for the fourth time in six games due to a bruised right kneecap.

Oklahoma City took a 49-45 lead into the break and began to stretch things out in the third quarter as Durant got hot. He went 4-of-5 from the field in the period and converted a three-point play with 41 seconds left that sent the Thunder into the fourth quarter with an 82-68 edge.

Los Angeles scored the first seven points of the period to chop it to single digits but Durant stopped the bleeding with a 3-pointer and totaled three from beyond the arc in a 17-7 run that helped push it back to 99-82 with 5:22 left.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Paul, who struggled to four points on 1-of-7 shooting at Golden State on Monday, will undergo X-rays on Wednesday and is considered day-to-day. Eric Bledsoe started in his place and scored 12 points on 5-of-16 shooting. … The Clippers fell to 19-5 at home and have dropped back-to-back games for the second time this month. They went undefeated in December. … Oklahoma City went 15-of-27 from 3-point range, led by Durant’s 5-of-6 effort.

Top Game Performances

Oklahoma City   L.A. Clippers
Kevin Durant 32 Scoring Blake Griffin 31
Kevin Durant 7 Assists Blake Griffin 5
Serge Ibaka 9 Rebounds Blake Griffin 11
Russell Westbrook 5 Free Throws Made Blake Griffin 9
Nick Collison 1 Steals Jamal Crawford 2
Nick Collison 2 Blocks Eric Bledsoe 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Oklahoma City 109 52.6 15-27 12-14 24 37 4 6 16
L.A. Clippers 97 46.4 4-16 15-21 15 35 7 8 11

Upcoming Games

  • L.A. Clippers will play their next game on the road against Phoenix. The Clippers have a W/L % of .848 after a win and .400 after a loss.
  • Oklahoma City will play their next game on the road against Golden State . The Thunder have a W/L % of .758 after a win and .889 after a loss.