Clippers vs. Thunder: Score, Highlights and Reaction from 2016 Regular Season

March 31st, 2016 by Danny Webster Leave a reply »

Kevin Durant scored a team-high 31 points, and Russell Westbrook had 26 points and 11 assists as the Oklahoma City Thunder withstood hot shooting nights from Jamal Crawford and Austin Rivers to defeat the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers, 119-117, on Thursday night in Oklahoma City.

Rivers and Crawford both scored 32 points to keep the Clippers in the game. They picked up the scoring in the absence of Chris Paul, J.J. Redick and DeAndre Jordan, who all sat out for rest.

Despite the big nights for the Thunder duo, big man Steven Adams' tip-in with 26 seconds remaining off a Westbrook missed jumper was the deciding factor in the game.

Westbrook and Durant were two of five Thunder players to score in double figures. Serge Ibaka had 16 points to go with nine rebounds, Adams scored 13 points on 6-of-7 shooting and backup big man Enes Kanter had 11 points.

The majority of the game belonged to the likes of Crawford and Rivers. Crawford went 7-of-10 in the first half, made four three-pointers and scored 23 points in 18 minutes. Rivers, meanwhile, also had an efficient half with four three-pointers and 17 points.

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