There was no coming back from this.
Try as they might, the Clippers could not wipe out another massive deficit against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
At least the Clippers could spare themselves an autopsy after a 120-108 loss Wednesday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena that wasn't nearly that close. It was readily apparent that they played too little defense, grabbed too few rebounds and gave themselves essentially no chance.
“I just thought they picked us, they hit us, they were the more physical team, I thought they played far more desperate than us tonight,” Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said after his team fell 21/2 games behind the Thunder for third place in the...