While the Clippers whittled down what was a 20-point deficit to 12, the Thunder all but controlled the game from onset.
The Clippers can overcome big scoring nights from
The Thunder rely heavily on the Durant-Westbrook tandem for scoring. If they're dishing out a high volume of assists to players like
Admittedly, Westbrook's final assist to Sefolosha was an extremely generous call by the local Thunder scorekeeper -- but the basket still correctly counted for two points.
Wednesday night wasn't the Clippers' best offensive performance, but 101 points on 44.6% shooting should be enough on a given night if the Clippers give a matching defensive effort.
The Thunder were energized for Game 2, following a unifying speech from
As the setting shifts to Los Angeles, the Clippers need to give a greater effort on the boards while making sure the Thunder role players are kept in check.