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Oklahoman Published: November 19, 2008


Scouting the Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers are 1-9, but they have some talent. Chris Kaman and Marcus Camby are a strong 1-2 punch inside. Both are always among the blocked shot leaders. Baron Davis and Cuttino Mobley are a strong perimeter combination.

"They’re still putting it together, but they can be a very good team,” Carlesimo said. "Right now they’re not hitting on all cylinders, but it’s a talented team.”

Fast break

Because of a hectic schedule, the Thunder practiced for the first time in a week on Tuesday. Calling it a good practice, Carlesimo said they worked on specific areas, although the practice went a little longer (1 hour, 30 minutes) than he planned... Jeff Green is averaging 19.6 points the last four games, including hitting 8 of 18 3-pointers... Rookie Russell Westbrook will play some shooting guard with Desmond Mason (sprained elbow) sidelined at least two weeks... Carlesimo said Damien Wilkins should start to play better now that he’s in the rotation after seeing limited playing time the first seven games.

By Mike Baldwin