Coming off that Pelicans game, it was pretty likely the Thunder were going to play Sunday’s game against the Clippers with energy and focus. The question was if it would all be properly directed, or if that it would result in a much-needed win.
But right before Doc Rivers addressed reporters pregame, a press release had been sent out announcing Blake Griffin was out because of an infection in his elbow, with an unclear timetable. It was a clear break for the Thunder, one in which they’re happy to accept given their current circumstance.
It left the already reeling Clippers depleted, only having an unusually hot Spencer Hawes to carry their suddenly anemic offense. With Kevin Durant torching Matt Barnes, it really felt like only a matter of time before the Thunder put the Clippers away.
And it all started when Mitch McGary sprinted his way into our hearts forever. Keep Reading…