By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN (BASN) —...
CP3′s Big Night Propels Clippers To Victory Over Thunder (120-108)
Coming into the game on the Thunder announced that Kevin Durant will be out another 1-2 weeks and will be watched closely as he tries to get back in time for this playoff push. The Thunder are now a half game out of the 8th playoff spot behind the surging New Orleans Pelicans and Anthony Davis. On Wednesday everyone wanted to see CP3 vs Westbrook. Thats exactly what the fans of basketball got to see as CP3 scored 33 points and 9 assists. Russell Westbrook had 24 points, 7 assists and 9 rebounds. The duel were going neck to neck but CP3 was able to get the better of the two as Westbrook had 10 turnovers to CP3′s 5 turnovers. Russell Westbrook has been on a crazy stretch and coming into the game no one thought he could come back down to earth and after tonight he did just that. Russell admitted that the game got away from the Thunder in the 3rd quarter and that they didn’t get back quick enough on defense to contest 3 pointers.
The Clippers made 15 out of the 30 3 pointers they attempted for an impressive 50% from the field. The Thunder were trying to take the Clippers off their game in the 4th quarter as they started the “Hack A DJ” and tried to have DeAndre Jordan bring them back in the game by missed free throws but he was making them and the plan was back firing. DeAndre Jordan had 18 points and 17 rebounds and has been a nightmare for any bigs that he has faced as he leagues the NBA in field goal percentage.
Anthony Morrow had a huge night shooting as he had 24 points and led all Thunder players in scoring. It seemed like Morrow and Russell had the urgency but the Thunder just couldn’t stop JJ Redick or Matt Barnes as they combined for 47 points which was totally crazy.
The Thunder will try to bounce back on friday when they play the Timberwolves. The Wolves have been playing competitive lately and are finding their identity with the addition of Kevin Garnett and also with the emergence of the Wiggins/LaVine experience.