Sunday, August 2, 2015

Clippers tie series

LOS ANGELES—After being thoroughly out-played for more than 40 minutes, the L.A. Clippers fought back.
Leading the way was a player not known for coming up big in the clutch.

Darren Collison scored eight of his 18 points in the final 2:58—rallying the Clippers past the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-99 yesterday to tie their Western Conference semi-final series at 2-2.
Russell Westbrook, who scored 27 points, missed a three-pointer and Serge Ibaka’s tip attempt was too late at the buzzer—allowing the Clippers to salvage a game they trailed until the final 1:23.
“We let this one slip away,” noted Kevin Durant, who scored 40 points for the Thunder.
“We could have took control of the series.”
“We were almost on the mat and we got off of it. We didn’t get pinned,” said Clippers’ coach Doc Rivers.
“They’re seething right now,” he added. “They had an opportunity to go up 3-1 and now it’s an even series.”
Game 5 goes tomorrow night in Oklahoma City.
Elsewhere, Indiana beat Washington 95-92 to lead their Eastern Conference semi-final 3-1.

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