The NBA Betting OKC Thunder suffered a bit of an upset in the hands of the Los Angeles Clippers, thanks to an outstanding performance by Chris Paul. The Clippers’ Point Guard scored 33 points and lead a great effort by his team to put a stop to the red hot Russell Westbrook and the Thunder. A very big win for the L.A. outfit in their quest to secure their playoff spot and keep fighting for that 4th spot in the West. This was a win the Clippers truly needed.
Westbrook, on the other hand had a rough game to say the very least. He had ten turnovers and struggled on the later stages of the game. He was doubled team constantly, and received the same defensive treatment that Steph Curry had on the Clippers previous game, even though he scored 24 points. Last night was a game where the absence of Kevin Durant was heavily felt. As for the Clippers, paradoxically, the absence of Blake Griffin was not felt all that much. This game cooled off the Thunder’s run that had them as favorites in NBA Betting coming to yesterday’s game. This loss knocked them out of the final 8th spot for the playoffs momentarily.
As for the Clippers, their win will give them some breathing room. NBA Betting specialists saw this game as key for the L.A. Team if they really want to solidify themselves as a team that will show up to compete on the playoffs. This victory against a tough team, plus the recent news that Blake Griffin is set to make a return puts them on a good spot to make a push in the final stretch of the regular season to get in the top 4 teams in the Western Conference.