Andre Roberson

Clippers' Sindarius Thornwell survives baptism against Thunder's Big 3

Clippers' Sindarius Thornwell survives baptism against Thunder's Big 3

The rookie had been told he was going to start for the first time this season and that he would have to display his defensive skills against Oklahoma City’s dynamic trio of Russell Westbrook, Paul George and Carmelo Anthony.

Upon being informed of his defensive assignment for that game last week, Sindarius Thornwell had just one thing to say to the Clippers’ coaching staff.

“I had made a joke before the game like, ‘Dang, I’m starting and they are going to throw me on Paul George in my first matchup. You should have threw me on Andre Roberson,’” Thornwell, smiling, said at practice Wednesday. “But it was fun, though. I feel like that was just the NBA for you. You got to be...

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