The Oklahoma City Thunder was close to going up 3-1 in their playoff series versus the Clippers in Los Angeles, before the home team came back from 16 points down to take game four 101-99.
Focusing and playing a full 48 minute game has been a big topic from the team since the game four loss.
Thunder center Kendrick Perkins said his team didn’t respond well to the Clipper’s desperation and that part of finding success in the playoffs is to learn from experiences like game four.
The Clippers out scored the Thunder 38-29 in the fourth quarter on their way to tying the best of seven series at two games a piece.
When a playoff series is tied 2-2, the winner of game five goes on to take the series 83 percent of the time.
Game five tips off at 8:30 p.m. CT inside The Peake on Tuesday, May 13.