Andre Roberson

Clippers hold off Oklahoma City Thunder, 110-108, to earn best start in franchise history

Clippers hold off Oklahoma City Thunder, 110-108, to earn best start in franchise history

All evening, the Clippers had their faith tested as Coach Doc Rivers stressed to his players to stay the course against Oklahoma City despite some unsettling moments.

The Clippers believed in their coach’s philosophy and his plan, and that belief was their guide to escaping with a last-second 110-108 victory over the Thunder on Friday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Not until Russell Westbrook missed an attempt for a game-winning three-pointer just before time expired could the Clippers breathe easily.

Rivers said he could sense some tension when he told his players to stick to letting poor-shooting Andre Roberson and rookie Domantas Sabonis shoot...

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