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Clippers' Chris Paul a late scratch against the Thunder

by Darnell Mayberry Modified: January 22, 2013 at 10:02 pm •  Published: January 22, 2013
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A BATTLE OF THE BENCHES

While the Thunder continues to figure things out on its second unit, the Clippers entered Tuesday continuing to pace all teams in bench scoring.

L.A. was averaging a league-leading 41.7 bench points entering Tuesday's game, 4.9 more than second-place Milwaukee. OKC, on the other hand, was averaging just 28.6 bench points.

“They're just one of the most talented teams, one through 10, in the league. They've got a lot of guys who can play,” Collison said. “Those really deep teams, you have to be ready to play the full 48 (minutes) because they'll put a run on you if you've got your guys on the bench. You've got to be able to count on everybody to play well.”

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by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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