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Thunder Blow Big Lead in Loss to Clippers

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The Oklahoma City Thunder collapsed in the fourth quarter, blowing a 20-point lead as the Los Angeles Clippers rallied to beat OKC 103-98 on Wednesday night, March 3, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The Clippers trailed 85-65 late in the third quarter, and were down 85-68 after the third quarter.

L.A. went on a 24-4 run to take the lead, and closed the game on a 26-5 run to win.

Kevin Durant had 30 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Thunder, with Russell Westbrook scoring 24 points and adding 12 assists.

Serge Ibaka was the only other Thunder player in double figures with 11 points.

OKC shot just 29 percent from three-point range, making 10 of 35.

The Thunder had 17 turnovers to just 6 for the Clippers.

L.A. moved within a game and a half of the Thunder in the Western Conference standings.

OKC dropped to 42-19 on the season and have lost five of their last seven games.

The Thunder’s four-game road trip continues Thursday night when they play Golden State at 9:30 in Oakland.