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 2:31:27 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.

    AP


  • 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
  • 5/14/2014 2:39:09 AM melissa.rohlin
    The Clippers are missing DJ's rebounding right now.
  • 5:51 2Q: #Clippers 41, Thunder 39. @dgranger33 with all 7 points for LAC in quarter.
  • 5/14/2014 2:41:34 AM Amy.Hubbard

  • 5/14/2014 2:42:29 AM Mike.James
    DeAndre Jordan: 6 1/2 minutes, one rebound, one turnover, zero points and three fouls. Not the inside presence the Clippers are looking for.
  • 5/14/2014 2:42:55 AM Eric Pincus
    Chris Paul knocks down an open shot out of a timeout 43-39
  • 5/14/2014 2:44:43 AM melissa.rohlin
    Chris Paul's presence on the court really makes such a difference.
  • #Clippers on 7-0 run since OKC briefly took lead
  • 5/14/2014 2:45:30 AM Mike.James
    Paul follows his patented mid-range jumper with some quick hands on defense to come up with a loose ball, then goes to the line and makes a couple of free throws for a 45-39 lead. Yeah, he makes a little difference.
  • 5/14/2014 2:45:43 AM Eric Pincus
    @Melissa - Paul makes an obvious difference
  • Within seconds, a dunk on one end & a block on the other for Steven Adams. Ut's 45-41 LAC leads with 4:10 till half.
  • 5/14/2014 2:46:39 AM Eric Pincus
    Griffin takes it right to Adams
  • Within seconds, a dunk on one end & a block on the other for Steven Adams. It's 45-41 LAC leads with 4:10 till half.
  • 5/14/2014 2:46:53 AM melissa.rohlin
    Griffin hits a hook shot to put the Clippers up by six points, 47-41, with 3:46 left in the half.
  • CP3 is dealing. 6 asts, including beautiful kick out to Jamal. #Bingo
  • 5/14/2014 2:47:22 AM melissa.rohlin
    The Clippers have quietly built their lead to nine points again.
  • 5/14/2014 2:47:30 AM Eric Pincus
    Jamal Crawford - not sure how Paul got him the rock - 50-41 LAC
  • 5/14/2014 2:47:43 AM Mike.James
    Crawford on a three after a feed by Paul at the shot clock. The arc on Crawford's jumpers looks like the St. Louis arch.
  • 5/14/2014 2:49:50 AM Eric Pincus
    Second quarter even at 18-18
  • 5/14/2014 2:50:53 AM Mike.James
    A big-time tipin of a Paul miss by Griffin. Durant has 13 points to lead OKC, but he's only 2 for 7 from the field. The Thunder is shooting only 35%. Griffin is 6 for 9 for 15 points and the Clippers lead by nine again.
  • 5/14/2014 2:53:44 AM Eric Pincus
    CP3 - just too much for OK right now
  • 5/14/2014 2:53:56 AM melissa.rohlin
    The Thunder is in this game because of their free throw shooting. They're only shooting 34.5% from the field tonight, but they are 22 for 25 from the free throw line.
  • .@blakegriffin32 15 pts, 10 rebs. It's his 1st double-double of the postseason.
  • 5/14/2014 2:55:53 AM Mike.James
    Westbrook isn't about to let Chris Paul take over the game without having his say. Big on offense, then gets the offensive foul on Griffin. He's pretty intense ... and effective. OKC has cut the lead to five.
  • 5/14/2014 2:56:45 AM Eric Pincus
    Thunder closing strong - mostly on effort and scramble
  • 5/14/2014 2:57:32 AM Mike.James
    Great feed by Westbrook finding Adams for an uncontested dunk inside. It's a three-point game with 7 seconds left in the half, and Doc wants to have a few words with his guys. If the Clippers could cut each quarter to 10 minutes, they'd be in great shape.
  • 5/14/2014 2:57:32 AM melissa.rohlin
    OKC is on a big run. They've cut the Clippers lead to 3 point yet again, 55-52, with 7 seconds left in the 2nd quarter.
  • JJ spoils second-quarter run by Thunder with 3-pointer at 0.1.
  • 5/14/2014 2:58:47 AM Eric Pincus
    Redick with a BIG 3-pointer - 58-52 at the half
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