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OKC Thunder: Q&A with Clippers forward and Oklahoma native Blake Griffin

The former OU and Oklahoma Christian School star played a big role in the Clippers’ comeback win over Oklahoma City in Game 4.
by Darnell Mayberry Modified: May 11, 2014 at 9:04 pm •  Published: May 11, 2014

Q: In the regular season you were down big multiple times and came back to win. What does it say about your team that you were able to do it with your season on the line?

A: “It starts with our whole bench. Even when we were down 20-whatever in the first quarter, everybody kept telling each other, Chip away, chip away. We're not going to do it in two minutes, four minutes, just keep chipping away. That was kind of our mentality for the rest of the game. We just kept fighting.”

With the play early in the game with Ibaka, do you think there was something more there or do you think it was an accident?

“I don’t know. I really don’t know. I can’t get into his head. I’m not going to try.”

What type of momentum does this give you going into Tuesday?

“Hopefully we kind of remember what got us this win. It was our rotations defensively. It was the way we were talking, the way we believed, the way we moved the ball. The ball just found an open man on offense. We weren’t trying to force anything down the stretch in the fourth quarter. Hopefully we carry that momentum, not necessarily just the excitement but just the momentum of how we were playing and things that made us successful.”

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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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