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Clippers ease past Thunder

Mar 12, 2015 - 5:04 AM


Oklahoma City, OK ( - Chris Paul had 33 points and nine assists as the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 120-108 on Wednesday night.

DeAndre Jordan posted 18 points and 17 rebounds, J.J. Redick provided 25 points, seven assists and five boards and Matt Barnes netted 22 points for the Clippers, who have won five of their last seven games.

"We just did a great job overall crowding the paint," said Clippers coach Doc Rivers. "They killed us in the paint last time we played them, so I thought our guys did a great job."

Russell Westbrook supplied 24 points, nine boards and seven assists and Anthony Morrow added 26 points off the bench for Oklahoma City, which has dropped four of its last seven contests.

"We struggled tonight," said Thunder coach Scott Brooks. "They played a great basketball game."

After a Morrow 3-pointer pulled the Thunder within 61-57 late in the second quarter, the Clippers embarked on an extended 22-6 run that bled into the second half.

Los Angeles was up 65-57 at the break and Barnes began the third with a 3- pointer to extend the margin to double digits. He then nailed two more triples to cap the surge for an 83-63.

The margin reached as high as 22 before the Clippers took a 100-85 margin into the fourth, where they cruised to the easy triumph.

Earlier, LA raced out to a 23-9 start and was up 36-30 following a quarter of play.

Game Notes

The Clippers scored 24 points off 20 Oklahoma City turnovers ... The Thunder fell to 17-3 at home when scoring over 100 points ... Westbrook turned the ball over 10 times ... Los Angeles was 15-of-30 from beyond the arc, while OKC finished 12-of-25 from long distance.