It wasn’t pretty.
On a night when Game 7 of the World Series went to extra innings and a century-long curse was broken, not many eyes were turned to ESPN, where the L.A. Clippers were taking on the Oklahoma City Thunder.
From an aesthetic standpoint, it might have been for the best. Each team shot under 40% from the field, and neither broke ninety points as bricks and turnovers piled up on each side.
Russell Westbrook was inefficient and often out of control, but his 35 points included 11 in the fourth quarter, and the dagger pull-up jumper with 18 seconds left to make it a two-possession game.
On the other end of the court, Blake Griffin shot just 7-21, Chris Paul 4-11, and J.J. Redick 3-12.