The Los Angeles Clippers beat Oklahoma City Thunder 128-117 on Tuesday night, with Paul George scoring 18 of his season-high 38 points in the fourth quarter, giving them their ninth win in 11 games. Kawhi Leonard and James Harden both scored 16 points to cap off a successful day for the franchise.
Los Angeles Clippers beat Oklahoma City Thunder for 9th win
Commissioner Adam Silver already stated that the 2026 All-Star Game would be staged in the Clippers’ under-construction venue in Inglewood, where they will begin play next season. Jalen Williams scored 25 points, while Lu Dort and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander each added 19 for the Thunder. Thus, the Western Conference’s second-ranked team that has lost two straight after winning nine of its previous 12 games. With a three-pointer from Williams, the Thunder rallied from a 13-point deficit in the third quarter to lead 115-114. According to the NBA.
George took over and scored 11 of the Clippers’ final 14 points, capping a back-and-forth contest with two 3-pointers and a steal, demonstrating his compassionate finish to the game. Also, Thunder went on a 9-0 run in the third. It was followed by the Clippers’ 20-12 run, which gave them a 99-89 lead heading into the fourth, thanks to consecutive 3-pointers by Daniel Theis and Norman Powell.
Meanwhile, Clippers centre Ivica Zubac is out for the second game in a row due to a right calf strain and will be evaluated again in a month. Mason Plumlee scored 14 points in his first start of the season in Zubac’s place. The Thunder are preparing to face the Utah Jazz on Thursday. Also, the Clippers will host the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday.