Clippers vs OKC: Clippers Bounce Back with an Upset Win Against Thunder
With five minutes remaining in the final quarter, Los Angeles Clippers were trailing 14 points to the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Clippers weren’t ready to give up, and unleashed a 22-3 run to pull off a stunning victory. It’s definitely one of the most exciting 4th quarter comebacks this season and you definitely missed out if you weren’t there to see it.Advertisement
LA rallied to win a score of 103-98 with their reserve players leading the run to stage an upset win. “I went out to start the fourth quarter, and Jamal Crawford looked at me and said, ‘We’re going to get us back in this thing by the time you guys get back in,’” said Chris Paul, who starred the show with 21 points and 13 assists, according to the league’s official website. “I don’t know if he’s a fortune teller, but he did it.”
The Clippers were 17 points behind going into the final quarter. That’s when their reserves took over. LA started the final quarter with a 6-0 run to boost their chances. In the final five minutes, the Clippers scored 22 points to cross the 100-mark. Their defense did a remarkable job on restricting Kevin Durant and company to only 5 points in the final 7:26. Thunder only managed one field goal in that spell, by virtue of a Kevin Durant’s 17-foot jumper, according to Fox Sports.
DeAndre Jordan finished with 20 points and 18 rebounds. Wesley Johnson notched up back-to-back 3-pointers to cut OKC’s lead to single digit.
Kevin Durant led OKC with 30 points and Russell Westbrook added 24 points and 12 assists but failed to guide Oklahoma to another win. By being able to pull off the largest come-back win of the season, the Clippers reached the 40-win mark for the fifth consecutive season.