And OKC has taken advantage of some defensive breakdowns. Jackson streaking down the lane to the basket before being fouled by Barnes was a perfect example.
5/10/2014 5:23:10 AMmelissa.rohlin
It's always a bit shocking to me when fans sitting courtside leave early. If I paid 54938549035843905843905843 to see something, you can bet your bottom dollar I wouldn't leave until the final whistle.
5/10/2014 5:23:17 AMEric Pincus
Clippers were in the game - when it came down to the guts of it - Durant and Westbrook made big shots and CP3 didn't
5/10/2014 5:25:31 AMEric Pincus
Melissa - Clippers aren't as expensive as Lakers - take away a few digits
5/10/2014 5:26:22 AMmelissa.rohlin
Eric - Anything over 3 digits looks the same to me...
5/10/2014 5:26:26 AMEric Pincus
A consolation 3 from JJ Redick - 116-112 OKC with 4.7 - Thunder ball - don't see how Clippers score 4 points without the ball
That's a wrap. OKC did everything it needed to and played very tough defense in the closing minutes to pull away as the Clippers fritter away any advantage they might have gotten from the split in Oklahoma City in Games 1 and 2. Game 4 is Sunday at 12:30. 118-112.
5/10/2014 5:29:07 AMmelissa.rohlin
Final: OKC 118, Clippers 112. The Thunder lead their second round playoff series, 2-1. Game 4 will be at Staples Center on Sunday.
5/10/2014 5:29:18 AMEric Pincus
I actually don't take much away from Game 3s - one team is going to be up 2-1 in this situation - Game 4 is the guts of the series
5/10/2014 5:29:39 AMEric Pincus
Thanks Melissa, Mike and everyone else who contributed and/or lurked . . .
5/10/2014 5:30:03 AMMike.James
The four superstars were outstanding tonight. The supporting casts made the difference for OKC.
5/10/2014 5:30:27 AMEric Pincus
Lawler's Law broken . . .
5/10/2014 5:32:04 AMEric Pincus
A quick look at the box - Thunder shoot 55.7% - 44-33 advantage on glass 85.7% FT (24-28) -- Clippers just 45.2% from the field and short but close at the line (21-25).
Forcing turnovers kept LAC in it 14-6
5/10/2014 5:36:28 AMStacey.Leasca
Welcome to our Clippers Vs. Thunder live blog. Tonight's analysis will be provided by L.A. Times sports reporters Eric Pincus and Melissa Rohlin and sports editor Mike James.