Paul's heroics push Clippers past Thunder

Chris Paul scored 24 of his game-high 31 points in a dominant second half to carry the Los Angeles Clippers to a last-gasp 100-98 road victory over the West-leading Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday.

The game was tied at 98 when Paul made a driving layup with eight seconds left and the Clippers held their breath as the Thunder's Kevin Durant missed a three-point attempt as time expired.

The Clippers' (35-23) win left them fourth in the West while the Thunder (42-16) stayed at the top by one game, with chasing San Antonio also beaten.

Durant and sidekick Russell Westbrook scored 22 and 20 points respectively but they shot a combined 10-for-35 from the field.

(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; Editing by Ian Ransom)