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 2:58:55 AM melissa.rohlin
    Reddick hits a three-pointer with 0.1 seconds left in the first half to put the Clippers up by 6 points heading into the third quarter. Halftime: Clippers 58, Thunder 52.
  • HALF: #Clippers 58, Thunder 52. @JJRedick 13 pts, @CP3 9 pts, 7 asts, 3 stls. MORE STATS: nba.com/tvc/index.html… | #OneTeamOneGoal
  • 5/14/2014 2:59:19 AM Mike.James
    Huge shot by Redick off a feed from, who else, Paul to push the halftime lead to 58-52. Paul brought the ball downcourt, drove and fed the ball out to Redick, who's reappearance in the playoffs is paying dividends. Funny, this six-point lead feels better than the nine-point lead at the end of the first quarter.
  • 5/14/2014 2:59:21 AM Eric Pincus
    Thunder at just 38.2% from the field - but 25 FT in 1st half - that's about a game's worth
  • At the half in OKC. Thunder trails Clippers 58-52. Kevin Durant 13p-6r, Russell Westbrook 15p-2s, Steven Adams 7p-3r, Reggie Jackson 6p
  • 5/14/2014 3:04:34 AM Mike.James

    Doc Rivers has a few words for Chris Paul. Photo: AP

    Paul finishes the half with 9 points and 7 assists. Griffin has 15 points and 10 rebounds. Redick 13 points on 5-for-8 shooting. Westbrook leads OKC with 15, but he's only 3 for 7 from the field.
  • 5/14/2014 3:11:10 AM Mike.James
    Thirty-one fouls in the game so far, which is enough to interrupt the rapid pace the Clippers want to play. They're so much more effective when they can push the ball upcourt in a hurry and create shots. 
  • 5/14/2014 3:12:01 AM Robert
    Thunder feed off free throws as usual can you say fixed game
  • 5/14/2014 3:12:41 AM Eric Pincus
    Robert - I don't see this game as fixed - I mean, Ibaka is their most important defensive player and he can't stay on the floor.
  • 5/14/2014 3:12:57 AM Amy.Hubbard
    Kevin Durant is fouled by Blake Griffin in Game 5.

    Ronald Martinez/Getty Images


  • 5/14/2014 3:14:10 AM Eric Pincus
    Robert - need to really, really think cost/benefit for the NBA to fix a game - and what that would mean for the league if it leaked.

    Keep in mind that eventually - in almost all cases - something leaks.  The extra $ in a longer series is pennies to the NBA - compared to what they'd lose if the true integrity of the league was shattered like that.
  • 5/14/2014 3:14:41 AM Mike.James
    How intense is Chris Paul? This intense:

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  • 5/14/2014 3:17:59 AM Mike.James
    Doc Rivers shown on TNT encouraging Jamal Crawford at the end of the half, telling him that he's got to get in the game and do what he does. Crawford is 1 for 7.
  • 5/14/2014 3:18:15 AM Eric Pincus
    Game back on!
  • 5/14/2014 3:19:08 AM melissa.rohlin
    Barnes makes a three-pointer to open the third quarter. The Clippers are a much improved 9-for-16 from the three-point line tonight.
  • 5/14/2014 3:19:10 AM Mike.James
    Durant didn't waste any time, going directly to the hoop, but Barnes answers with a three. Durant comes back and shoots and misses, but it looks like he's trying to step it up a notch.
  • 5/14/2014 3:19:45 AM Eric Pincus
    Barnes/Griffin/Jordan/Paul/Davis with 3 fouls each for LA

    Ibaka 3 fouls for OKC
  • 5/14/2014 3:21:16 AM Mike.James
    The Clippers look like they're overpassing a bit. Griffin passed up an open 18-footer.
  • 5/14/2014 3:22:02 AM melissa.rohlin
    Blake has 17 points and 10 rebounds so far.
  • 5/14/2014 3:22:05 AM Mike.James
    What did I say about overpassing? Griffin comes back and dribbles the ball about 20 times with two or three spin moves and cans a baseline jumper.
  • 5/14/2014 3:22:30 AM Eric Pincus
    Ibaka didn't miss that one
  • 5/14/2014 3:23:31 AM Eric Pincus
    Clippers a little shaky - Thunder even shakier
  • 5/14/2014 3:23:31 AM Mike.James
    Redick definitely feeling it. He's six for 10 on a jumper coming across the key. LAC up by 9, after another outside shot by Griffin off a Paul feed.
  • Can't stop Blake. He's got 6 of last 8 points for #Clippers . LAC 69, OKC 61 (7:25)
  • 5/14/2014 3:25:03 AM melissa.rohlin
    Westbrook just hits a pretty three-pointer. Westbrook and Durant have a combined 33 points, eight rebounds and six assists.
  • 5/14/2014 3:25:38 AM Mike.James
    Great spin move by Griffin after Westbrook drains a straightaway three. Griffin has 21 points and 11 rebounds. Westbrook now has 18 points.
  • 5/14/2014 3:26:29 AM melissa.rohlin
    The Clippers have much better ball movement than the Thunder tonight. They have twice as many assists as OKC (16 to 8).
  • 5/14/2014 3:26:45 AM Amy.Hubbard
     Kevin Durant is fouled by Blake Griffin in the second quarter.
    AP


  • Matt Barnes and Clippers have locked up Kevin Durant so far. KD has missed nine of 12 shots
  • Thabo with the tip-in. Thunder down by 6 halfway through Q3
  • 5/14/2014 3:28:52 AM Eric Pincus
    Clippers now at 12 TO vs. 9 from OKC
  • #Clippers up six, but Durant's headed to line after DJ picked up 4th foul
  • 5/14/2014 3:29:57 AM Eric Pincus
    4th on DeAndre Jordan - Thunder could be on the verge of a run
  • 5/14/2014 3:30:29 AM Mike.James
    Neither team establishing anything right now. Lots of missed shots. Durant has been held in check so far, though he continues going to the hoop and is at the line for two. He makes them both and it's 69-65, LAC.
  • 5/14/2014 3:30:33 AM melissa.rohlin
    Durant sent to the line, where he still hasn't missed. He's 10-for-10 from the line. His outside shooting, however, is not so hot. He's a woeful 3-for-13 from the field.
  • 5/14/2014 3:30:34 AM Eric Pincus
    the Redick jumps that were falling - aren't falling right now
  • 5/14/2014 3:32:14 AM Eric Pincus
    FIFTH on DeAndre Jordan with 5:16 left in in THIRD
  • 5/14/2014 3:32:23 AM Mike.James
    Paul with a couple of turnovers on consecutive possessions. Westbrook drives, and Jordan picks up his fifth foul. Clearly one his worst playoff performances so far, and there have been a few mediocre ones.
  • 5/14/2014 3:32:27 AM melissa.rohlin
    DJ just picked up his 5th foul. The Thunder is doing a great job of getting to the free throw line tonight.
  • 5/14/2014 3:32:31 AM didomenico3
    Not fixed believe me. To suggest that it is is ignorant. Foolish people just a game....
  • 5/14/2014 3:32:49 AM Eric Pincus
    Thanks @didomenico3 for the comment - agreed.
  • 5/14/2014 3:33:34 AM Eric Pincus
    Clippers really sloppy - turnovers and fouls
  • 5/14/2014 3:34:09 AM melissa.rohlin
    Westbrook steals the ball then goes the length of the floor to make a layup. He's cut the Clippers lead to 2, 70-68.
  • Perk grabs a steal, Russ scores on the break. Thunder pulls to within 2.
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