LOS ANGELES, California — All of sudden, Billy Donovan and the Oklahoma City Thunder season has transformed into what all NBA hopefuls envisioned after acquiring NBA All- Stars Carmelo Anthony and Paul George this summer as they moved into 5th place in the Western Conference standings at 22-17, ending the Los Angeles Clippers four game winning streak. The Thunder have won eight of their last 10 games.
“We found our rhythm,” Anthony said. “We still have some ways to go as a team, but we’ve figured out how we want to play and who we are.”
— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) 5 januari 2018
The Thunders “Big Three” accumulated 82 of the their 127 points on Thursday night. Westbrook recorded his 13th triple-double of the season with 29 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists while PG-13 scored 31 points and Melo added 22.
OKC used a 12-0 run in the fourth quarter to beat the Clippers, 127-117, capturing back-to-back road wins in L.A. Terrance Ferguson started his second game for the Thunder finished with 11 points. They will face the Suns on Sunday.
DeAndre Jordan led the Clippers with a season-high 26 points and 17 rebounds. Lou Williams had 26 points and Blake Griffin scored 24.
“You can’t take all three of those guys away,” Jordan said. “We just tried to do the best we could making it tough for those guys to score.”
The Clippers will take on the reigning NBA Champion Golden State Warriors on Saturday.
Written by Andrew Mitchell for Woodlawn Post
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