LA Clippers Stun Thunder, Make Comeback From 22 Down To Win 103-98

The Oklahoma City Thunder squandered a 22-point lead in a 103-98 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night.

Chris Paul had 21 points and 13 assists for Los Angeles and DeAndre Jordan had 20 points and 18 rebounds.

The Clippers ended the game with a stunning 26-5 run after trailing by 16 points with 7:30 left. The Thunder had only one field goal during that stretch, a 17-foot jumper by Durant.

It was the largest comeback win of the season for the Clippers, who reached the 40-win mark for the fifth year in a row and ninth time since the club relocated from San Diego to Los Angeles in 1984.

Kevin Durant scored 30 points and Russell Westbrook had 24 points and 12 assists for Oklahoma City in the first of three meetings this month between the teams with the third and fourth-best records in the Western Conference.

Oklahoma City built a 58-38 halftime lead with 16 points by Durant and a 24-8 run that included 3-pointers by reserves Kyle Singler, Randy Foye and Dion Waiters.

Forward Jeff Green, who played his first three NBA seasons for the Seattle-Oklahoma City franchise after joining them in a draft-day trade with Boston in 2007, played 17 scoreless minutes in his sixth game since joining the Clippers in a deal with Memphis on Feb. 18.

Green started in place of Luc Mbah a Moute, who has a laceration on his lower left eyelid that required stitches. Reserve guard Austin Rivers played for the first since Feb. 3, had six points in 19 minutes after missing 10 games with a fractured left hand.

J.J. Redick made four of his first six shots for the Clippers before leaving with 4:21 left in the first quarter because of a bruised lower back. By the time he returned with 7:48 left in the half, their seven-point deficit had increased to 44-28.


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