Jamal Crawford scored 36 points, Matt Barnes added 24 and the Los Angeles Clippers overcame a 42-point effort from Kevin Durant in a 125-117 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday afternoon.
Crawford was absolutely huge down the stretch, nailing numerous big buckets including a three-pointer to put the Clippers up by four with a minute-and-a-half to go.
Barnes hit six triples, coming up one shy of his career-high.
Los Angeles led by as much as 15 in the third quarter, but Durant and Derek Fisher helped the Thunder battle back to take the lead. It was short-lived, however, as Crawford simply took over for LA late in the game. He shot 13-for-20 overall.
Durant went 15-for-30, but he missed a pair of crucial free throws with Oklahoma City down one with 1:39 to go. That was when Crawford came back and buried a three to make it a two-possession game.
Fisher provided a huge lift off the bench for OKC, hitting five threes, but Russell Westbrook struggled in his second contest back from knee surgery, going 3-for-13.
Chris Paul added 18 points and 12 assists for the Clippers, who avoid their first three-game losing streak of the season. DeAndre Jordan chipped in 18 points and 12 rebounds.
Blake Griffin struggled with his shot, going only 6-of-15, but he tallied 20.
Los Angeles now leads the season series with Oklahoma City, 2-1.
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