The Clippers on Sunday were on the wrong end of a 101-75 score after three quarters at Oklahoma City. They are without starters Blake Griffin (elbow) and J.J. Redick (back spasms), so the score is not all that shocking. They also had to deal with a game Steven Adams, shown here shooting and making a free-throw left-handed because he hurt his right hand. He played only 12 minutes because of the injury. Check it out:
Assuming the Clippers advance to the next round of the Western Conference playoffs with a Game 7 victory over the Warriors on Saturday, fans of the team should book their flights to Oklahoma.
Why? Because the Memphis Grizzlies’ Zach Randolph has been suspended for Game 7 of his team’s series with Oklahoma City for punching Thunder center Steven Adams in the jaw in Game 6, the NBA announced Friday afternoon.
Since Game 7 of that series is at OKC, it’s hard to imagine Memphis prevailing without Randolph, who averaged 18.2 points and 8.7 rebounds in the six games in which he played in the series.