Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Clippers
They last time these two teams faced off, Blake Griffin and Chris Paul had themselves a field day. Paul finished the game with 31 points, six rebounds, four assists and the game-winning layup with 8.8 seconds left.
Griffin, back in his hometown, had the slam of the night.
Griffin's dunk on Serge Ibaka was reminiscent of the dunk he had on Kendrick Perkins earlier in the season. Perkins responded by hitting Griffin in the face the next time they played. Will Ibaka do the same?
The Clippers look like a lock for the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference. Unless the Lakers collapse in their final six games, the Clippers will likely face the Memphis Grizzlies in Round 1.
That would be a terrible matchup for the Clippers. The Grizzlies are a battle-ready team. How would the Clippers, with their coaching issues and lack of playoff experience, respond?
When: Monday, 10:30 p.m. ET (NBATV)
The Pick: Thunder over the Clippers
The Reason: The Thunder will not lose to the Clippers two games in a row. They will look to send a message quick and early.
Bold Prediction: Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant will both score more than 30 points. They will not allow the Thunder to lose this game.