The Clippers had just run the Oklahoma City Thunder off their own court Monday, routing the hosts 122-105 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinals series. The Clippers led by as many as 29 points in the fourth quarter.
The win allowed the third-seeded Clippers to take away homecourt advantage away from the No. 2-seeded Thunder. Jamal Crawford, who scored 17 points off the bench for the Clippers, afterward intimated the team is not content with that.
“I think it just sets the tone for the series,” said Crawford, who shot 6 of 11 from the field, 3 of 6 from 3-point range. “Obviously, like I said, people want to split the road trip, but we can’t be satisfied with that. We feel like if we’re out there, it’s a competition. We’ll try and get better the next time.”
Game 2 is Wednesday at the same place.