OKLAHOMA CITY – The Los Angeles Clippers overcame the emotional drain from the Donald Sterling scandal to beat the Golden State Warriors in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.
Next up for the Clippers are the high-scoring Oklahoma City Thunder. Another for Los Angeles that figures to feature plenty of points starts Monday night in Oklahoma City.
Los Angeles led the NBA in scoring during the regular season with 107.9 points per game. All-Star forward Blake Griffin has improved his all-around game, and point guard Chris Paul is perhaps the league's best point guard.
Oklahoma City features scoring champion Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, a point guard who is one of the league's best athletes. The Thunder ranked fifth in scoring this season with 106.2 points per contest.