Thunder Drop Second Straight as Clippers Get Revenge
The Oklahoma City Thunder lost their second straight game on Friday night, falling 110-108 to the Los Angeles Clippers at Chesapeake Arena in downtown OKC.
The Clippers avenged their only loss of the season to the Thunder on November 2 in Los Angeles, and improved to 8-1 on the season.
Former Sooner star and OKC native Blake Griffin led the Clippers with 25 points.
The game was tied at 50 at halftime, then L.A. started to take control in the third quarter, opening up a double digit lead.
The Thunder rallied to tie the game at 102, but couldn’t take the lead.
A dunk by Deandre Jordan and a three-pointer by Jamal Crawford gave L.A. a 109-104 lead with 48 seconds to play.
OKC had a final chance to tie or win the game in the final seconds, but Russell Westbrook missed a 3-pointer and the Clippers survived.
Westbrook was one assist away from a triple double, with 29 points, 14 rebounds and 9 assists.
Four other Thunder players scored in double figures, with Victor Oladipo scoring 18 and hitting four three-pointers.
Andre Roberson and Enes Kanter had 13 points each, while Domantas Sabonis had 12 on four three-pointers.
The Thunder hit 16 3-pointers as a team, but also had 16 turnovers.
OKC dropped to 6-3 on the season.
The Thunder finish their five-game homestand on Sunday when they host Orlando and former Thunder forward Serge Ibaka at 6:00 pm at Chesapeake Arena.