By Randy Renner
In the regular season series the Thunder and the Clippers split the four games, each winning once at home and once on the road. And the games were competitive, entertaining and fairly close. In fact the combined points for the series added up to 432 for OKC and 428 for the Clippers or an average of 108-107 per game.
Center Kendrick Perkins played in both games the Thunder won but he was out injured in both games the Thunder lost.
Perk seemed to have a dramatic impact on the play of Clippers center DeAndre Jordan who was just 6-for-14 (14 points) in the two games he had to go up against Perkins. In the other two games, both Clippers victories, Jordan was guarded primarily by Steven Adams and Adams struggled to control the Clippers center. In those two games Jordan scored a combined 33 points on 12-for-14 shooting.