Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Clippers Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 5/8/2014
Game 3, Friday, May 9, 10:30 PM on ESPN
Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
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Russell Westbrook had a triple-double and was able to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 112-102 Game 2 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers to help them tie the series at 1-1. The Thunder shot over 50% from the field and also had a 52-26 rebounding advantage in the win. Oklahoma City won despite getting just 13 points from their bench.
Oklahoma City started out hitting just about all of their shots and finished the first quarter on top 37-28. The Clips played a bit better in the second quarter and were able to go into the locker room at halftime down by just five points. The Thunder extended their lead to 17 going into the fourth quarter and were able to hang on for the 11-point win.
Westbrook easily had his best game of the playoffs so far by finishing with 31 points, 10 assists, 10 rebounds and three steals for the Thunder. Kevin Durant nearly had a triple-double himself and ended up with a game-high 32 points to go along with his 12 rebounds and nine assists. Power forward Serge Ibaka added 14 points and seven rebounds for the hosts.
Chris Paul was Los Angeles' top player in the game by scoring 17 points and dishing out 11 assists in the game. Blake Griffin had 15 points and six rebounds for the Clippers, while J.J. Redick contributed a team-high 18 points.
Oklahoma City is 20-21-0 ATS on the road this season
Oklahoma City is 21-20-0 against the over/under on the road this season
Los Angeles is 21-20-0 ATS at home this season
Los Angeles is 21-20-0 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
No injuries to report at this time
05/04/14 F Hedo Turkoglu Back questionable
Josh's Pick: Take Oklahoma City
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