Clippers Vs. Thunder game 5: live blog

Clippers Vs. Thunder game 5: live blog

Join us for live game 5 updates via the sports staff of the Los Angeles Times.

  • 5/14/2014 2:16:19 AM Eric Pincus
    Other than foul trouble (DJ/CP3) - Clippers have to be very happy with this first quarter
  • 5/14/2014 2:16:54 AM melissa.rohlin
    Big baby commits a less-than-intelligent foul on Durant with 6 seconds left in the first quarter. Doc punishes the babe by taking him out.
  • 5/14/2014 2:17:51 AM melissa.rohlin
    Oh a Bill Plaschke sighting too....
  • 5/14/2014 2:20:01 AM Mike.James
    I don't remember seeing the Clippers move the ball as furiously as they are tonight, though the finish to the quarter is all OKC. Ill-advised foul by Big Baby -- his third -- on Durant leads to two points, and a lazy pass on the Clippers' last possession leads to a turnover, and a clear-path foul. Doc Rivers has to be apoplectic. Two more free throws for OKC, and the ball with 2.3 seconds left.
  • 5/14/2014 2:20:01 AM Stacey.Leasca

  • 5/14/2014 2:20:03 AM Eric Pincus
    Breakdowns for Clippers late - bad foul from Glen Davis - turnover and clear path foul
  • 5/14/2014 2:20:27 AM melissa.rohlin
    Great start for the Clippers. After 1 quarter, they lead 34-25. Griffin is leading the Clippers with 11 points and 4 rebounds. No one on the Thunder has scored in double-digits.
  • 5/14/2014 2:20:28 AM Eric Pincus
    Westbrook's 3 doesn't drop - Clippers up 34-25 after a quarter
  • Thunder trying to work its way back from 15 points down, Clippers' lead is now nine, 34-25 headed to Q2. Durant 6p-5r, Westbrook 8p.
  • 5/14/2014 2:21:11 AM Eric Pincus
    Clippers shoot 50% from the field - hold Thunder to 29.4%
  • 5/14/2014 2:21:19 AM Mike.James
    Fortunately for the Clippers, Westbrook can't convert a three at the buzzer, but the Clippers' 34-25 lead doesn't have nearly the feeling it could. they were up by 13 only seconds before.
  • Second quarter lineup: Collison, Crawford, Barnes, Granger, Jordan.
  • 5/14/2014 2:23:39 AM Stacey.Leasca

  • 5/14/2014 2:25:26 AM melissa.rohlin
    Former Clippers Caron Butler makes a three-pointer. Clippers lead has been cut to 6, 34-28.
  • 5/14/2014 2:26:16 AM Mike.James
    And the second units are on the court, with Durant still in for OKC. Caron Butler from the corner cuts it to six points. Crawford has missed a couple of points, and now things are getting closer.
  • 5/14/2014 2:26:43 AM Eric Pincus
    DeAndre Jordan with 3 fouls
  • 5/14/2014 2:26:50 AM melissa.rohlin
    DJ just picked up his third foul.
  • 5/14/2014 2:27:19 AM Mike.James
    Not a good play for Jordan, who picks up his third foul. Davis also has three. That's not at all good for the Clippers.
  • Caron Butler sinks a 3, Adams and Durant 3 free throws. Thunder pulls to within three.10:14 till halftime. #ThunderVsClippers
  • 5/14/2014 2:28:28 AM melissa.rohlin
    Kevin Durant makes two free throws and suddenly the Clippers only lead by three points, 34-31, with just under 10 minutes remaining in the first half.
  • 5/14/2014 2:28:53 AM Mike.James
    Granger trying to make something happen offensively for the Clippers and gets to the line. He makes two to increase the lead to 36-31 and stall OKC a bit.
  • 5/14/2014 2:29:11 AM Amy.Hubbard
    Clippers forward Glen Davis and Thunder center Kendrick Perkins reach for the ball in the first quarter of Game 5.
    Associated Press

  • 5/14/2014 2:29:23 AM melissa.rohlin
    OKC is on a 16-5 run. They're 18-for-21 from the free throw line. The Clippers have only shot 10 free throws.
  • 5/14/2014 2:29:46 AM Eric Pincus
    Unsurprisingly - Thunder on a serious run
  • 5/14/2014 2:30:13 AM melissa.rohlin
    Breaking news: First quarter leads don't mean much in this series.
  • 5/14/2014 2:30:15 AM Eric Pincus
    Granger with a helpful basket
  • 5/14/2014 2:30:29 AM Mike.James
    The MVP. it's two points, and yet another Clippers miss. Then the D picks up and Granger hits a banker. He's beginning to play like the guy they hoped they had signed.
  • 8:13 2Q: #Clippers 38, Thunder 37. OKC on 16-4 run
  • 5/14/2014 2:31:27 AM melissa.rohlin
    This is what happens when CP3 is on the bench. The Clippers are sorely missing their general out there right about now.
  • 5/14/2014 2:31:37 AM Amy.Hubbard

  • Thunder battles back. Durant/Jackson connect from 3. It's now a 1-point game. OKC D forces 7 LAC turnovers. @NBAonTNT #ThunderRadioNetwork .
  • 5/14/2014 2:33:09 AM Mike.James
    @melissa. Yeah, on the problems with Chris Paul out of the lineup. The ball isn't moving the way it was. He needs to be on the floor, oh, every minute.
  • 5/14/2014 2:34:12 AM Eric Pincus
    Clippers getting out-scored 12-4 in 2nd - up by just a single point after a stellar first quarter
  • 5/14/2014 2:34:56 AM Amy.Hubbard
    Blake Griffin is fouled by Oklahoma City Thunder guard
    Russell Westbrook as he goes up for a shot in the first quarter.


  • 5/14/2014 2:35:03 AM melissa.rohlin
    @mike: Exactly. Also the Clippers are having a total defensive break down, and are relying on fouling, which clearly isn't working considering the Thunder is 18-for-21 from the free throw line.
  • 5/14/2014 2:35:20 AM Eric Pincus
    Thunder up 39-38
  • Durant feeds Steven Adams for the dunk. Thunder UP 39-38 with 7:35 left in Q2.
  • 5/14/2014 2:35:27 AM Mike.James
    Paul is back in with 8 minutes in the half, but Durant feeds Adams for a dunk for a 39-38 lead, OKC's first lead since 2-0.
  • 5/14/2014 2:35:38 AM melissa.rohlin
    The Clippers, who led by as many as 15 points this game, are now tied with the Thunder at 38-38 with 7:35 left in the first half.
  • 5/14/2014 2:36:35 AM Mike.James
    Adams is just the kind of player every player in the league would like to have on his team and every player in the league hates playing against.
  • 5/14/2014 2:36:47 AM Eric Pincus
    Foul watch - 3 on DeAndre Jordan, 3 on Glen Davis, 2 on Chris Paul

    Also 3 on Serge ibaka and 2 on Nick Collison
  • 5/14/2014 2:38:10 AM Mike.James
    Fouls are becoming an issue. Ibaka picks up his third. Jordan and Davis also with three. Granger then hits from 25 feet straight on and the Clippers are back on top.
  • 5/14/2014 2:38:30 AM melissa.rohlin
    Granger could be the x-factor tonight. He has 7 points so far, on 2-fot-3 shooting.
  • 5/14/2014 2:38:40 AM Eric Pincus
    Danny Granger - 2-3 shooting 7 points
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