OKC misses Steven Adams
The Thunder needed Adams, who was out because of concussion symptoms. The defense suffered and DeAndre Jordan dominated in the paint. Jordan finished with 19 points and 15 rebounds. He had nine points and 12 rebounds in the first half. Raymond Felton was 7-of-7 with 15 points at one point and all of his shots came within seven feet of the basket.
Westbrook has “bad game”
Russell Westbrook had one of his worst performances of the season. He scored 24 points on 7-of-19 shooting (2-of-7 from three) with four assists, five rebounds and four turnovers. The Thunder are 0-of-17 from deep off Westbrook’s passes the past three games.
Chris Paul gets injured
Paul fractured his left thumb late in the second quarter and didn’t return. He got caught in a screen from Joffrey Lauvergne and grabbed his hand afterward. Paul walked off the floor immediately and was irate walking to the locker room. LA still outscored OKC by five in the second half.