When: Sunday, March 3
Where: Staples Center
Record against the Thunder this season: 0-2
Breakdown: Despite zero wins over the Oklahoma City Thunder this season, the Clippers actually match up with OKC as well as any team in the league.
Both teams feature athletic personnel, capable long-range shooters and offenses anchored by tremendous point guards.
With Chris Paul in the lineup, the Clips have won three of their five games against the Thunder. In the lone game that Paul has played against the Thunder this season, the Clippers dropped a heartbreaker on the road in overtime.
Where the Thunder best the Clippers is with No. 35, however.
In two games against Lob City, Kevin Durant has been simply unstoppable, averaging 33.5 points on 50 percent shooting.
The Thunder is already guaranteed the season series against the Clippers, but that should not diminish the importance of this game. With the No. 2 seed still up for grabs, the Clippers will need to knock off OKC in this showdown of conference juggernauts.
Barring no upsets, there is a good chance that the Thunder and the Clippers will square off in the second round of the playoffs. Los Angeles cannot afford to drop three in a row to OKC.
Prediction: Chris Paul’s brilliance is too overwhelming for the Thunder defense. CP3 wills the Clips to victory in a close one at Staples Center.