Lately, when the Oklahoma City Thunder are mentioned the statement following has been along the lines of, that they tend to blow the lead in the fourth quarter. However, last night the story was different when they faced the Los Angeles Clippers at the Peake.
The Thunder took control early by scoring a season high of 39 points in the first quarter maintaining a 10-point lead.
At halftime, the teams headed to the locker room with the Thunder leading by just two points. 64-62.
At the end of the third the Thunder maintained a 10-point lead yet again with the score at 93-83.
Russell Westbrook picked up his 11th triple double of the season with 25 points, 20 assists, and 11 rebounds. Not only did he tie Dramond Green for the season high, but he also joined Magic Johnson, Isiah Thomas, and Oscar Robertson as the only players with at least 25 points, 20 assists, and 10 boards in a single game. Kevin Durant also tied Larry Birds record with the seventh straight 25-10-5, game.
Serge Ibaka had 15 points and 7 rebounds and Enes Kanter had a solid game, coming off the bench, contributing 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Thunder.
For the Clippers, J.J. Redick shot 5-8 from behind the arc and had a total of 22 points and Jeff Green contributed 23 points.
Thunder 120, Clippers 108.