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Clippers vs. Thunder: Pregame Primer

Clippers vs. Thunder: Pregame Primer




Clippers (22-13, 11-7 road) vs. Thunder (20-13, 12-6 home)

Radio: WWLS The Sports Animal (98.1 FM, 640 AM, 930 AM (Spanish))
Time: 7:00 PM CST

Team Comparisons (per NBA.com/Stats)

  • Offensive Rating: Thunder – 104.1 (15th), Clippers – 109.2 (6th)
    Defensive Rating: Thunder – 103.7 (10th), Clippers – 103.5 (8th)

Season Series Recap

This is the third of four meetings between the Thunder and Clippers. Each team has won on the other’s home floor this season in closely contested games.


Cameron Payne (foot)
3 Big Things

1. Victor Oladipo

He returns tonight after being out 9 games with a sprained wrist. He will start and will not have a minutes restriction.

2. Chris Paul

On the other end of the spectrum, the Clippers will be without both Blake Griffin and Chris Paul. Griffin is still recovering from knee surgery and the Clippers are being cautious with Paul as he recovers from a hamstring strain.

3. Game after bad Russ

What we saw in the Memphis game was the epitome of bad Russ. But the thing about bad Russ is that it is usually followed up by a great Russ game. So, I’m calling it: triple double incoming.