The Clippers will try to show what they are made off as they host the Thunder on Tuesday night at 10:30 PM ET at Staples Center, in what could easily is the best game of the week.
Both teams have a 32-9 record, but the Clips play against the Warriors this Monday in the afternoon.
The Thunder lost to the Nuggets in overtime on Monday, despite Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook scored 37 and 36 points respectively. “I think they did a good job coming in playing aggressive,” Westbrook said. “I think we were just a step late. They made some open 3s, but we still had a chance to win.”
“I think we gave ourselves a chance to win by going into overtime. We just couldn’t finish,” Durant said. “I missed a free throw, a jump shot. I can’t do that.”
The Clippers have covered five of the last seven games against the Thunder, but the last game they played was a 117-111 win by OKC.
“I think the frustrating part is we had an opportunity to win and, regardless of what anybody says, it’s going to be hard for us to win a game when I play that bad,” said Paul, who missed 12 of 14 shots and ended up with nine points and nine assists in that loss against the Thunder.
“It’s tough because you work so hard, but there’s going to be nights like that.”
This game could arguably decide eventually who gets the number one seed in the western conference. Both teams look like they will be in the fight at the end of the regular season.