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Game #39 Preview | Los Angeles Clippers

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Tip-Off: 9:30 PM CT

Location: Staples Center (Los Angeles, CA)

Television: TNT, FSOK

Radio: WWLS 98.1FM OKC The Sports Animal

Twitter: Follow @TheThunderGuys for live-tweets during the game

The Oklahoma City Thunder had a night full of season highs last night as they dominated the Los Angeles Lakers 133-96. It was a stark contrast of play compared to the last couple of games, and the Thunder looked as good as they have all season.

The Los Angeles Clippers have had an interesting season so far. After starting the season 4-0, the Clippers took a downturn as they lost 11 of their next 12. Since being 5-12, however, the Clippers have gone 12-7, and despite still dealing with injuries, they are on the brink of breaking into playoff contention in the West.

Projected Starters

Thunder

  • PG: Russell Westbrook
  • SG: Terrance Ferguson
  • SF: Paul George
  • PF: Carmelo Anthony
  • C: Steven Adams

Clippers

  • PG: Milos Teodosic
  • SG: C.J. Williams
  • SF: Wesley Johnson
  • PF: Blake Griffin
  • C: DeAndre Jordan

Injuries

Thunder

  • Andre Roberson (left patellar tendonitis) is OUT.

Lakers

  • Austin Rivers (sore right achilles) is questionable.
  • Danilo Gallinari (left glute injury) is OUT.
  • Patrick Beverley (right knee surgery) is OUT.

Head-to-Head

  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder is 18-17 against the Clippers (10-7 at home, 8-10 on the road).
  • Since arriving in Oklahoma City in 2008, the Thunder has won the season series against the Clippers three times, tied three times, and lost three times.
  • The Thunder beat the Clippers 120-111 in Oklahoma City earlier this season on November 10, 2017.
  • The Thunder split the season series 2-2 with the Clippers a year ago.
  • The Thunder has won 5 of the last 7 matchups with the Clippers.
  • Paul George scored a Thunder season-high 42 points against the Clippers in their first meeting this season.
  • The Thunder attempted a season-high 40 free throws against the Clippers in their first meeting this season.

Game Notes

  • Oklahoma City had their largest win of the season last night 133-96 over the Los Angeles Lakers. The Los Angeles Clippers have won four games in a row.
  • Oklahoma City is 7-3 in the last 10 games, while Los Angeles is 6-4.
  • Oklahoma City is 7-11 on the road, while Los Angeles is 10-7 at home.
  • Oklahoma City is 12-10 against the Western Conference, while Los Angeles is 12-11.
  • Oklahoma City is 3-3 on the second day of a back-to-back, while Los Angeles is 11-8 in games where there is one day of rest.
  • Raymond Felton spent the 2016-17 season with the Clippers.

Be sure to check out our latest episode of Thunder Things with the Thunder Guys.

Article written by Zack Low. Follow @TheThunderGuys on Twitter & Instagram, and like us on Facebook.

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