right because your baised there are more reason why okc would beat the clips
Clippers are one of the matchups that give OKC problems and that's WITH reffing not exactly going the Clippers way as it is. Last time we played Durant got 19 free throws, 6 of which were bogus. For two of them he grabbed a rebound with no Clipper anywhere near him and tripped over his own foot to fall down. What was the result? Two free throws, which was actually 3 if you count the tech the Clippers got disputing the play.
Bottom line is... Refs+OKC have a solid shot. Straight up the Clippers WILL beat OKC this year in the playoffs mark my words. I can't wait till it happens so I can talk about it and see people hide in their holes. Clippers have THE best record in the entire NBA against +.500 teams at 17-5. They aren't afraid of the good teams. The Clippers are the only team that can match OKC at their own game of athleticism but on top of that the Clippers are better defensively, deeper, much better at passing and not too far behind offensively either. This of course is with the Clippers being shorthanded all year.
A Clippers team at full strength with Billups in the starting 5 kills OKC in 5-6 games.
Last edited by Clippersfan86; 01-19-2013 at 02:01 PM.
OKC is 3rd in the NBA in differential and attempts an AVERAGE of 5 more free throws than their opponents. What's more is the Lakers and Wolves are at the top due to having dominant frontcourt players offensively in Dwight, Gasol, Love and Pekovic who bang a ton down low. OKC is a jumpshooting team that relies heavily on 3's, sucks at scoring in the paint and isn't a particularly physical team.
If they loved scoring in the paint, banged in the post a lot I'd understand but that's not the case.