Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Los Angeles' Matt Barnes played a role
in the most pivotal altercation of the game despite watching the second half
from the locker room.
Barnes and Thunder forward Serge Ibaka were involved in a scuffle at the end
of the first half, and both were ejected for the fracas. With Oklahoma City's
defensive stalwart a non-factor, the Clippers rallied from their nine-point
halftime deficit and came away with a 111-103 victory at Staples Center.
Chris Paul recorded his ninth straight double-double to start the season,
finishing with 14 points and 16 assists to go with seven rebounds for the
Clippers, who won their third straight and improved to 4-0 at home.
Blake Griffin also filled the stat sheet with 22 points, 12 boards and seven
helpers, while Jamal Crawford contributed 20 points off the bench in the win.
Kevin Durant paced the Thunder with 33 points, 10 assists and six boards, but
his club watched a four-game winning streak come to an end.
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