Celebrity watch: B. Billy Crystal was courtside, like usual at Clipper games. And so was Rhianna. Boston Marathon champ Meb Keflezighi attended, as did Ultimate Fighter Travis Browne. Barry Switzer flew out to give the Thunder high-profile support.
Defending Lob City: C. Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan dominated the first quarter. Griffin had 14 points, constantly drawing fouls. Jordan had five rebounds, three of them offensive. In the second quarter, the Clippers got their lob game going, with Jordan having three dunks and Griffin one. The Thunder did a better job in the second half, though it helped that both Jordan and Griffin missed dunks in the third quarter. Kendrick Perkins and Steven Adams weren’t as effective as earlier in the series, though Ibaka played well despite the foul trouble.
Foul shooting: B. The Thunder was terrific from the line, making 21 of its first 22. Then in the final 23 seconds, Reggie Jackson missed two straight and Russell Westbrook one. The Thunder survived it fine, but in a slightly tighter game, that can be deadly.