Well, this seems familiar. If this seems like the same article as the other day, well... it’s because it is. The Clippers and Thunder played on Friday night at Staples Center and will play again at Staples Center on Sunday. So, all the info below is essentially the same.
When: Sunday, Jan. 24 at 1:00 p.m. PT
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
How to watch/listen: Fox Sports Prime Ticket, AM 570 Radio
Projected Starting Lineups:
Clippers: Patrick Beverley, Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, Nicolas Batum, Serge Ibaka
Thunder: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, George Hill, Luguentz Dort, Darius Bazley, Isaiah Roby
Clippers: Marcus Morris Sr. — OUT (stomach illness)
Thunder: Ty Jerome — OUT (Left Ankle), Al Horford — OUT (personal), Josh Hall OUT (Health and Safety)
The Clippers defeated the Thunder on Friday night, 120-106. Had you stopped watching in the first half, you might have been shocked the Clips won by only 14 points. In the second quarter, LA had a lead of 27 points. As I mentioned in the preview on Friday, this Thunder team is a tough one to put away.
Paul George and Kawhi Leonard did their thing, as they combined for 60 points and 15 rebounds. Though they were great, the MVP of the game went to Nicolas Batum. After his wife gave birth on Friday, Batum played in the game hours later. He scored 14 points, knocking down all four of his three’s. He also added two assists, two blocks, a steal and a rebound.
Although the Clippers dominated all game, they were actually pretty cold from deep. Entering the game, LA was shooting 44 percent from deep. On the night, they shot 10-for-33 from deep. It was the least amount of three-pointers they’ve made during their six-game winning streak.
This will be the final home game for the Clippers until February 5. After their game with OKC, they’ll hit the road for a six-game road trip.