Clippers @ Thunder Game Thread 2014-02-23

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Durant was 1 for 6 from distance and is 5 for 22 over his last three contests. Russell Westbrook - returning after missing 27 games following right knee surgery - got off to a quick start with a breakaway dunk in the first minute. He finished with 16 points over 24 minutes, though he was just 4 of 12 from the field and had four turnovers compared to two assists. The Thunder have won four of five from the Clippers (37-20), but split two meetings this season in November with each team winning at home. Durant totaled 61 points and 18 assists....

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WinningBasket
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I hope Clippers beat OKC! Would be awesome if Clippers got their defensive groove in order and really play well.

CapsNClips
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We have a 0% chance of winning. So chalk this up as a W.

Also Kevin Durant is going to want to prove why he's the MVP after that Heat game, so I expect KD to get shutout by Dudley.

This team is so unpredictable.

JahvonTheClip
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Weve never been on a 3 loss streak so i expect the trend to continue tomorrow!

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Things aren't looking good for tomorrow. :/

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Eric Patten ‏@EricPatten 5h

"Would you believe in 17 matchups vs. Russell Westbrook, @CP3 has averaged more pts, rebs, asts AND stls. He's also got 10 wins head to head"

"Westbrook has also shot just 36.9% in 20 games vs. #Clippers. It's his 2nd lowest career FG% against an opponent (DET, 36.7% in 10 games)"

I expect CP3's win streak against Westbrook to continue.

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Durant only took 22 shots in his last 3 games?

LMFAO! He took more than that in the All-Star game, surrounded by the best in the conference!

Seriously though, it probably means he's lived at the line.

Wouldn't mind posting up DJ early in this one. Their rookie center is a walking foul and we can leave them even shorter up front to level the playing field somewhat.

Nothing too horrible about the officiating crew (Scott Foster, Derrick Collins, Sean Wright). I never really liked Foster, but this year his numbers suggest he's favored road teams. We'll see.

clipperharry
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This would be what the doctor ordered " we need a win " it's time !!

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Doc says its "50-50" CP plays today. Has sprained right thumb. CP shot before game

CapsNClips
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Why does Perkins have to be injured? Steven Adams is better than him and I'm sure he'll kill us tonight.

calipublicist
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Please GOD let CP3 play today!!!

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Brad Turner ‏@BA_Turner 1m

Chris Paul got X rays on sprained right thumb that was negative. Will start vs Thunder

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I hope CP plays well in spite of his thumb injury.

calipublicist
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CP3 is playing!!! Hopefully Westbrook screws up the Thunder offense like he did versus the Heat!

fullcourt
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Lets keep attacking and getting to the foul line....but make the fts this time.

We shot 43 fts to the Grizzlies 15 on the road at that.

We really need to find our swag again.

Clipperfan9
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Ugh, we're in OKC... we're not going to get any calls. Prepare for an outrage. lol

ClipperKyle32
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If I were a coach I would let Deandre guard Ibaka and Blake on Adams.

Clipperfan9
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Matty B starts it off hot

ClipperDodger1214
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Nice start Barnes

Clipperfan9
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Nice start

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Great start!

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Awesome start with 2 bingos from Matt!

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I love the start so far

clipper*joe
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I thought DJ was going to come out timid but he's doing a great job thus far. Team looks relaxed...Good sign.

CP3Heliflopter
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Great start! Still can't help but feel nervous though after our recent struggles. This is going to be tough we can't let up!

ClipperDodger1214
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Come on keep the pressure coming.

CP3Heliflopter
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Wow were lucky they didn't score.

Clipperfan9
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man this verticality is bullshit

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DJ should back up with the player driving and wait till he releases the ball so he has a better chance to block or alter it.

fullcourt
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Selfolosha has been hot garbage this year we want him shooting. I would shade off his side and help on Durant and Westrbooks drives every time they put it on the floor until they sub in jackson

Clipperfan9
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bad spacing on offense. Blake's getting tripled

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BG needs to settle down.

Clipperfan9
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Nice finish by DJ!

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Gotta get more perimeter ball movement.

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Not cleaning the boards as usual.

Clipperfan9
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5 offensive rebounds is the same amount we allowed Memphis through 3 quarters. We're half-way through the first.... lol

CP3Heliflopter
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Wtf is Blake doing?!

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BG needs to settle down. Trying to do too much.

Clipperfan9
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Matt f***** Barnes!

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Matt Barnes, All-Star!

clipper*joe
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barnes is playing great on both ends!!

CLIPSET
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They gotta go to DJ when Adams is on him

ClipperDodger1214
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Barnes hitting threes, nice to see.

fullcourt
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I wouldn't let those shots by selfolosha change a thing. He Is been horrible and he is at this limit already

Clipperfan9
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JD subs in and lets an easy backdoor cut fly. Yikes

Clipperfan9
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Doc with the wise TO, he needs to tell Blake what to do

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This is an intense first quarter.

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Defensive rebounds continue to be a problem for this teamm.. That and Dudley Defense is pretty hard to watch..

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Okc doing a pretty good job on Blake so far

Blake needs to use his quickness, and not back down so much.

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Were missing the rebounds again don't give second chance to Thunder Clips.

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