And now the Clippers are about to enter the face of an even stronger storm in the form of the
It took seven games for the Clippers to get by the
But the Clippers survived, winning the series, 4-3. And they even survived, for now, the ongoing drama that is the
Next up for the Clippers will be playing Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Thunder in Oklahoma City on Monday night.
The two teams split the four-game regular-season series, both winning a game on the other's home court.
The Thunder also survived a first-round seven-game series with the
"It'll be interesting to see what kind of pace the game will be on Monday, I think for both teams," Clippers guard
Here is a matchup breakdown of the two teams:
Intangibles: Paul's health. He has been dealing with a sprained left thumb and an injured right hamstring; Westbrook. Will he defer some to Durant or take volume shots?
PICK: Thunder in 7. Game 7 would be in Oklahoma City.