The Thunder took a 2-1 advantage on Friday, winning their second game in a row after losing the opener in Oklahoma City.
Now the Clippers are facing a must-win situation, hoping to tie up the series before they head back out on the road for Game 5.
The Clippers had a chance to win Game 3 late, but
Durant finished with 36, all but canceled out by Griffin's 34.
Westbrook scored 23 with 13 assists while Paul contributed 21 and 16. The game really came down to the one Westbrook make and the two Paul misses.
Down the stretch, the Clippers need Paul to carry them across the finish line.
It's difficult enough for the Clippers to win with Durant and Westbrook putting up huge numbers. The team simply can't afford to let
If the Thunder are a "two-man team' offensively, than the Clippers need to make sure that it's only Durant and Westbrook who are doing any real damage on the scoreboard.
As important as
The Clippers should be able to get the home split in Game 4. If not, then they're clearly out-classed by a better Thunder roster.