Clippers prepare for playoffs by dominating Thunder
The Los Angeles Clippers secured their first playoff berth in 5 years when they got warned against Oklahoma City, so they fought for it. First Nick Young scored 19 points off the bench, and then Blake Griffin scored another 17 and Randy Foye 13, thus beating the Thunder 92-77.
Griffin who, like the rest of his team, will be in the postseason for the first time, is reasonably satisfied about the whole situation: “ While this is something we are quite happy about,” he says,” this is not what we all that we want, it was just one of our goals, we want a lot more than that.”
On Monday night, Houston lost to Denver by 3 points, thus ensuring that the Clippers would finish the second longest active extended postseason ever seen in the league. DeAndre Jordan declared: “ I am so happy that we will finally get Blake on Television this coming May.”
While Griffin had 11 rebounds in the Clippers 4th straight win and finished 12th in the last 14 games, Jordan got 12; They have 38 wins now and this is the most we have seen since the Franchise got forty in the 2006-2007 season.
Point Guard Chris Paul, who played a key role in the change of fate of the Clippers, is ready to celebrate, and is looking forward the next game, while Kevin Durant led Oklahoma with 24 points and James Harden and Serge Ibaka each added 12 points. Russell was held to 9 when the Thunders’ two winnings came to an end.
San Antonio moved percentage points in front of the Thunder in the battle for the number one seed in the West. There is no need for panic however according to Durant who said that they have to win the next game in order to set everything right again. Indeed, the Clippers did not really need a victory to reach their target; however they did play as if they had wanted it in the fourth quarter, winning over the Thunder 26-11.
Young, who joined the Clippers just over a month ago in a trade from Washington, thinks that they are one of the best second units in the league: “I am so excited,” he says, “I have been waiting for games like this and to play like this tonight against one of the top teams was incredible.”
Durant added: “ the Clippers won the season series 3-1, they are good, but I don’t think that they are a better team than us! We are not afraid of them, but we have to give them credit, they did beat us.”
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