Russell Westbrook put up 31 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to register a triple-double while helping the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Los Angeles Clippers, 112-101. The Thunder shot 44-87 (50.6%) from the field and dominated the offensive glass, pulling down 15 boards. The Conference Semifinals are now tied at one game apiece.
Westbrook shot 13-22 from the field (2-4 on 3-point attempts) in a strong performance. He also added three steals. Other key performers for Oklahoma City were Kevin Durant with 32 points and 12 rebounds, and Serge Ibaka with 14 points and seven rebounds. Despite the loss, J.J. Redick scored 18 points for Los Angeles on 7-10 shooting, including 2-4 from behind the arc. Blake Griffin chipped in 15 points and six rebounds and Glen Davis finished with 10 points and six rebounds.
Oklahoma City controlled the glass in Game 2, collecting 35.7% of offensive rebounds and 80.4% of defensive boards. In addition to their eFG% of 55.2%, the Thunder registered an OR% of 35.7% in this game. For comparison, during the season they were 8-1 when they exceeded 55% and 30% in those respective offensive factors. On the other hand, the Clippers were 2-0 when allowing their opponents to reach those numbers.
With the Conference Semifinals tied at 1-1, the teams move to Los Angeles, where the Clippers will attempt to break the tie in front of the home crowd.