Great Win @ OKC

The Clippers also made a great match, winning on the floor of the Thunder. Unbeaten in their 4 trips, the Californians are the only ones in the lead in the West with a record of 8 victories for 1 defeat. At OKC, it was a tough battle to get a victory at the end of the game (45.3% success on the shots against 43.2% for the Thunder, 45 rebounds on each side). (25 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists), Chris Paul adds 17 points, 6 rebounds, 10 assists, Jamal Crawford 19 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds. Luc Mbah has Moute in the 5, played 31 min, for 7 points, 6 rebounds, 2 interceptions. Opponent, the Thunder was able to count on 29 points, 14 rebounds, and 9 assists from Russell Westbrook.

 

After a complicated first quarter (22.7% of shooting success) during which OKC took control of the match (24-16), the Clippers took second place (34-26). On a 3 points JJ Redick, both teams are tied 45-45, then 50-50 at the break.

 

The Clippers attack the third quarter on an 8-1, and take the lead until the end of period 32-24. At the beginning of the last, Luc and his are in front of 82-74. The end of the game is exciting, OKC re-joining 102-102 on a 3-point Westbrook 2 minutes from the buzzer. The Clippers take the lead on a Jordan dunk and a Crawford 3-point (109-104). At 11 seconds, Westbrook between 2 free throws (108-109), before Jamal Crawford transforms 1 out of 2. Russell Westbrook tries a final 3 points that misses, thus giving the narrow victory to the Clippers 108-110 !

The Clippers remain first in the West, with the best start of their 8-1 history! Next math this evening at the Wolves.

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