Lead clipped: Thunder loses Game 4 101-99 in final second comeback
LOS ANGELES – The Oklahoma City Thunder led the Los Angeles Clippers 57-46 at halftime of Game 4 of their Western Conference semifinal series at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
However, the game had a much different ending.
The Thunder started the game on a 17-3 run, and built the lead to 22 at 29-7.
OKC made 9 of their first 11 shots, while the Clippers started just 2-15 from the field.
The Thunder led 32-15 after the first quarter, then L.A. started to heat up, going on a 16-3 run to make it 39-35 Thunder.
OKC responded with a 9-2 run to get the lead back to double digits.
The Thunder defense became sloppy in the second half, allowing several players to make crucial shots.
Durant finished the game with 40 points and Russell Westbrook complimented the score with 27.
The score was finalized at 101-99 after Durant’s attempt at a 3-point buzzer beater refused to go in.
The series is now tied 2 to 2 as it heads back to Chesapeake Arena for Game 5 on Tuesday night.