Thunder top Clippers to extend West leadLOS ANGELES - Kevin Durant scored 32 points, Russell Westbrook added 26 and the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 109-97 on Tuesday in a matchup of teams with the two best records in the NBA.
Serge Ibaka added 17 points before fouling out late while helping the Thunder improve to a league-leading 33-9 and expand their lead in the West to a game and a half over the Clippers, who were without All-Star Chris Paul and fell to 32-11.
Blake Griffin had 31 points and 11 rebounds, and Jamal Crawford added 14 points off the bench. Eric Bledsoe had 12 points in place of Paul. AP