Clipper standards Penny Marshall and Billy Crystal were in attendance. But Laker zealot Jack Nicholson sat courtside, so you know this was a big game. Rihanna was back, this time with pink hair. Oscar De La Hoya made the Kiss Cam. Tony Romo and Matt Damon showed up. David Hasselhoff participated in a timeout trampoline routine. And former Clipper Eric Gordon, traded to New Orleans in the deal that brought Chris Paul, sat on the baseline, much to the delight of a Clipper fan on the fourth row wearing a No. 10 Gordon Clipper jersey. But the best sighting was Jaleel White, who you will know better as Steve Urkel from “Family Matters.” White still can pass for Urkel, a character he hasn’t played in 16 years.
B Brooks rotations
Scotty Brooks again had to juggle his lineup, due to foul trouble. Brooks found a winning fivesome with Durant, Westbrook, Nick Collison, Steven Adams and Reggie Jackson. But Brooks struggled in the first half, playing Derek Fisher 13:23 and Thabo Sefolosha just 6:26. Sefolosha had five points in the first 31/2 minutes but played just 12 minutes total. Meanwhile, Fisher, after sinking his first two shots in the second quarter, missed five straight in a span of 7:07, including two air balls on 3-point shots, squelching some hard-earned momentum.
B Durant mid-range
A game after going 0-of-11 on shots outside the restricted but inside the 3-point circle, Kevin Durant again struggled early with his mid-range game. Durant made just one of six mid-range shots in the first half. But Durant warmed up in the second half and made four of six.