We know the Clippers are one of the best teams, and with Chris Paul in or out, they've still got a great team." Coming off a loss two nights earlier in Denver, the Oklahoma City Thunder were more interested in bouncing back with a win than making any statements against the Clippers. Serge Ibaka added 17 points before fouling out late while helping the Thunder improve to a league-best 33-9 and expand their lead in the Western Conference standings to one game over the Clippers, who were without All-Star Paul. They fell to 32-11. They traded the league's fifth leading scorer, an adept playmaker who takes and makes more free throws than anybody, and somehow they are putting up more points with more assists while shooting more free throws at a higher rate.
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