Clippers Vs. Thunder: Live blog

Clippers Vs. Thunder: Live blog

Follow along for live updates and commentary on the Clippers Vs. Thunder game via the sports staff at the Los Angeles Times.

  • 5/10/2014 5:38:03 AM Katie.Landan
    This event is now closed. Go to www.latimes.com/sports/ for the latest Clippers news.
  • Game 3 is tonight at 7:30pm PDT! Watch on @espn or listen on @KFWB / KWKW. | GAMEDAY REPORT » on.nba.com/SIuIP8 | #OneTeamOneGoal
  • Headed west! Thunder on its way to LA for Friday's Game 3 vs @LAClippers . Here's a preview: nba.com/thunder/playof… Series is even 1-1.
  • Take another look ... nba.com/thunder/featur… Full recap from last night's 112-101 win over the Clippers. http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BnH5hxgCQAAJjiq.jpg

  • 5/9/2014 6:32:34 PM Mike.James
    Doc Rivers would prefer to talk about basketball this time of year, but he's forced to address the ownership situation and Shelly Sterling.
  • Game 3 Shootaround Report: Topics include defense and 3-pointers. READ MORE » on.nba.com/1mIKdUw | #OneTeamOneGoal
  • KPerkins on what he expects in paint tonight: "They're going to try to play physical. We like that, we embrace that." instagram.com/p/nyhf1QCqDx/
  • Kevin Durant on tonight's Game 3 in LA. "We definitely have to be focused and locked-in in a hostile environment." http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BnN8nmHCQAA1mrn.jpg

  • 5/9/2014 11:44:33 PM Katie.Landan
    NBA appoints Richard Parsons as interim CEO of Clippers. Read more. 
  • Head Coach Doc Rivers is now addressing the media before tonight's game | WATCH: nba.com/clippers/live
  • Thunder's on the floor! Game 3 @ 9:30 CT on ESPN and Thunder Radio. http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BnPIPKxCMAALvOh.jpg

  • 5/10/2014 1:50:48 AM Eric Pincus
    LOOKING FORWARD TO THE GAME . . . 
  • 5/10/2014 1:55:21 AM Katie.Landan
    Game 3 preview from Times' sports reporter Eric Pincus. 
  • Doc says offensively the Clippers "did not play right in Game 2". He expects that to change tonight. #OneTeamOneGoal
  • 5/10/2014 2:24:34 AM Mike.James
    New interim CEO Dick Parsons will take care of the business side, and Doc Rivers -- he's glad to say -- can now concentrate on getting the Clippers to the next level.
  • 5/10/2014 2:31:43 AM Eric Pincus
    Getting ready for tip, wrapping up a little more transcription from Doc's pre-game press conference.
  • 5/10/2014 2:35:34 AM Eric Pincus
    Jamal Crawford receiving his 2nd Sixth Man of the Year Award to standing ovation.  First player to win it on two different teams - oldest to do so (I believe he's 34, without looking it up)
  • 5/10/2014 2:36:18 AM Mike.James
    Well, at least there's no threat that the Washington-Indiana game can go into overtime, so the start of the main event won't be too delayed. Pacers throttled the hapless Wizards, 85-63. 63 points in an NBA game? They should be relegated to the DLeague.
  • 5/10/2014 2:38:38 AM Mike.James
    Crawford's a great choice for sixth man. There aren't many players in the league more fun to watch ... when he's on. But he'll need to do a lot better than his 2-for-13 in Game 2 to help the Clippers tonight.
  • 5/10/2014 2:40:22 AM Mike.James
    Two other very important players for the Clippers tonight: Griffin and Jordan need to resurrect their Game 1 performances. Neither was really there for Game 2.....
  • 5/10/2014 2:40:22 AM melissa.rohlin
    Gotta love the Clippers understated intros, you know, the one with the subtle fireworks and lasers.
  • LINEUPS: PG CP3, SG Redick, SF Barnes, PF Griffin, C Jordan | OKC PG Westbrook, SG Sefolosha, SF Durant, PF Ibaka, C Perkins #OneTeamOneGoal
  • 5/10/2014 2:43:37 AM Eric Pincus
    Thunder win the tip . . . game on
  • 5/10/2014 2:43:42 AM Mike.James
    Jeff Van Gundy says Griffin needs to attack the rim more rather than play with his back to the basket. Couldn't agree more. He's always most effective when he's decisive and aggressive.
  • 5/10/2014 2:45:00 AM melissa.rohlin
    Blake Griffin makes two free throws, scoring the first points of the game.
  • 5/10/2014 2:45:23 AM Mike.James
    Kind of a muted start for both teams, though Griffin gets the scoring started with two free throws after a drive.
  • 5/10/2014 2:46:21 AM Eric Pincus
    Blake Griffin posts hard - scores and gets the foul on Ibaka
  • 5/10/2014 2:46:45 AM melissa.rohlin
    Mike -- Do you have a mic in Blake Griffin's ear? He attacks the rim immediately following your observation that he needs to be more aggressive.
  • 5/10/2014 2:47:04 AM Mike.James
    Jordan backing into Perkins draws an early foul, and Griffin drives and scores on Ibaka. That's the kind of quick, aggressive play Rivers called on Griffin to use. 5-0.
  • 5/10/2014 2:47:08 AM Eric Pincus
    DJ dunk - Clippers up by a touchdown
  • 5/10/2014 2:47:26 AM melissa.rohlin
    LOB CITY. CP3 to DJ. Hi, Staples Center crowd. (Does anyone have earplugs I can borrow?)
  • 5/10/2014 2:47:50 AM Eric Pincus
    Durant finally scores - Thunder on the board
  • 5/10/2014 2:48:34 AM Mike.James
    The Clippers defense looks pretty good so far, Jordan tough inside, though Durant manages a floater down the lane. You just have to figure Durant and Westbrook are going to get their points.
  • 5/10/2014 2:48:49 AM melissa.rohlin
    Blake attacks the basket again. Scores again. He has 7 points in the first few minutes of the game. In game 2, he had only 15.
  • 5/10/2014 2:50:01 AM melissa.rohlin
    So, yeah, in the first three minutes of Game 3, Blake Griffin has scored more than half of the points he had in all of Game 2.
  • 5/10/2014 2:50:18 AM Mike.James
    I'm guessing the conversation went something like this:
    Doc: 'Blake, you gotta start driving to the basket the way you always do. Don't give them time to double you.'
    Griffin: OK.
    Apparently, he listened.
  • 5/10/2014 2:50:59 AM Eric Pincus
    CP3 literally straddling Sefolosha there - who was on the ground - scrum fighting for the ball - no whistles either
  • 5/10/2014 2:52:59 AM melissa.rohlin
    Blake takes a hard foul, slams onto the floor. It's determined to be a flagrant.
  • 5/10/2014 2:53:48 AM Eric Pincus
    Nope - not flagrant - overturned
  • 5/10/2014 2:53:52 AM melissa.rohlin
    After review, the foul has been downgraded to a personal foul.
  • 5/10/2014 2:55:16 AM melissa.rohlin
    Blake Griffin is 6 for 7 from the free throw line....
  • 5/10/2014 2:55:50 AM Mike.James
    Griffin looks like he's going to spend a lot of time at the line tonight ... and that's a good thing for Clippers fans. He's six for seven from the  line so far for 10 points in just over four minutes.
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