Clippers 122, Thunder 105: By The Numbers

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 1:38 am
By: News 9

It was a bad night for the Thunder. Historically so, in fact. Here are some key numbers from OKC's 122-105 Game 1 loss to the Clippers:

8 – The number of consecutive 3-pointers hit by Clippers guard Chris Paul on Monday. He finished the game 8-of-9 from deep and was 12-of-14 shooting overall for 32 points with 10 assists. He had already set a new career high with six 3's by halftime.

17 – The Thunder's margin of defeat. It was the worst home loss for the franchise since relocating to Oklahoma City.

29 – The 17-point loss might have set a dubious record, but it could have been a lot worse. At one point in the second half, the Clippers led by 29 points.

69 – Los Angeles's halftime point total and the most ever allowed by the Thunder in the first half of a playoff game.

2 – For all the complaining about the officiating, the Clippers were actually called for two more fouls than the Thunder even though OKC implemented the "Hack-a-DeAndre-Jordan" policy in the second half. The final foul tally was 24-22.

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122 – Points scored by the Clippers on Monday night. L.A. led the NBA in points per game this season with 107.9 per outing but has been even more deadly in three victories against OKC this year, averaging 119.3 against the Thunder. In Oklahoma City's two wins, it has limited Los Angeles to 96 points per game.

54 – Combined points for Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook on 18-of-33 shooting, including 4-of-10 shooting from 3. The duo also hit 14-of-18 from the foul line but got little-to-no help from the rest of the team and couldn't overcome a torrid shooting night for the Clippers.

13.3 – The shooting percentage for Caron Butler and Reggie Jackson. The play of these two was huge in OKC's ability to come back in the Memphis series but neither could find their stroke against L.A., scoring seven total points on 2-of-15 shooting.

16 – Despite not coming in until garbage time with the outcome long-since decided, Perry Jones III and Jeremy Lamb provided a nice offensive punch off the end of the bench. The two combined to go for 16 points – eight each – and connected on 3-of-7 from 3-point range.

29-9 – The Clippers scorching run to end the first quarter after OKC had taken an early 16-10 lead.

6 – The number of consecutive Game 1s OKC had won on its home floor before Monday.

0:36 – Time remaining in the first quarter when Jamal Crawford drained a deep jumper to put the Clippers up 11. Oklahoma City would never get the deficit back into single digits.