Los Angeles Final Score: Clippers Fall to Thunder in OT, 117-111

Tough, tough loss tonight for the Clippers as they fought hard in Oklahoma and couldn't close the win out.

There were some bad calls against the Clippers tonight. But there were also some terrible ones. Jordan not getting free throws when Ibaka grabbed his forearm on a dunk attempt? Durant getting free throws because he threw the ball in the general direction of the hoop without possession while on the floor? Just some bad, bad calls that ultimately cost the Clippers the game. Durant had a terrible night and the refs gave him 21 free throws. /end ref rant

On top of that, the Clippers were pretty atrocious tonight in their own right. Bledsoe had 4 turnovers, Barnes was 7-17 and Crawford was 7-18.

Oh yeah, and Chris Paul had the worst game of his life. He was the worst player on the court at all times tonight. He was 2-14 from the field and had 4 turnovers, not to mention a myriad of bad decisions that are so uncharacteristic of him and some pretty weak defense all night.

At the end of the day, there's not a lot to walk away from with anger as a Clippers fan. Without Billups and Butler in the starting lineup and Hill off the bench (who is great against Durant). With Chris Paul's worst game as a pro (probably worse than he ever was in college and high school too). With some unfortunate officiating at bad times.

All that and the Clippers were STILL one shot away from a win in regulation. So even though the Clippers lost tonight, the circumstances seem to indicate that they are a better team. It was a "if everything goes wrong..." game, and for the Clippers, Chris Paul is everything.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Clips Nation

You must be a member of Clips Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Clips Nation. You should read them.

Join Clips Nation

You must be a member of Clips Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Clips Nation. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker