Video: How the Thunder dictated pace to race past the Clippers

Video: How the Thunder dictated pace to race past the Clippers

The Thunder looked well-rested after the All-Star break, riding recharged batteries to a disruptive defensive effort and a big win against the Clippers.

Brett Dawson

By Brett Dawson

| Feb 23, 2024, 5:30am CST

Brett Dawson

By Brett Dawson

Feb 23, 2024, 5:30am CST

The Thunder returned from the All-Star break looking refreshed and used the added energy to play to its identity Thursday. OKC beat the Clippers 129-107 at Paycom Center on the strength of 11 blocked shots, nine steals and 30 fast-break points, turning defense to offense and blowing open a close game in the third quarter. Here’s more from a game that turned Gordon Hayward’s debut into a footnote. 

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Brett Dawson, the Thunder beat writer at Sellout Crowd, has covered basketball for more than 20 seasons at the pro and college levels. He previously worked the Thunder beat at The Oklahoman and The Athletic and also has covered the New Orleans Pelicans, Los Angeles Lakers and L.A. Clippers. He’s covered college programs at Louisville, Illinois and Kentucky, his alma mater. He taught sports journalism for a year at the prestigious Missouri School of Journalism. You can reach him at [email protected] or find him sipping a stout or an IPA at one of Oklahoma City’s better breweries.

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