Neither team budged through three tight quarters. Then the Thunder went to a smaller lineup in the fourth and the Clippers’ defense shriveled.
Forward Kevin Durant scored 36 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out six assists as the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Los Angeles Clippers 118-112 in Game Three of their Western Conference semi-finals series on Friday.
Paul George had his best game of the series with 23 points and 8 rebounds, and the Indiana Pacers held the Washington Wizards to a franchise-low playoff total on Friday night.
The Indiana Pacers acknowledged the unsightly nature of their latest win against the Washington Wizards, but All-Star forward Paul George will be happy if the remainder of the series continues in a similar slogging manner.
With an emphasis on defense, Paul George, Roy Hibbert and the rest of the Indiana Pacers are suddenly performing the way they did at the start of the season.
The Indiana Pacers took a 2-1 series lead with a commanding road victory over the Washington Wizards in Game Three of their Eastern Conference semi-final series on Friday.
The league posted its constitution, which had long been confidential, on its website while it seeks to require Donald Sterling to sell the Los Angeles Clippers.
The N.B.A. named Richard Parsons, a prominent business executive, to lead the Los Angeles Clippers on an interim basis as the league moves to strip Donald Sterling of his ownership stake in the franchise.