Thunder rally in final minute to stun Clippers

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Thunder rally in final minute to stun Clippers
Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder is fouled on a three-point attempt by Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers in Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena on May 13, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 13: (L-R) Russell Westbrook #0 and Kevin Durant celebrate a 105-104 win against the Los Angeles Clippers in Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena on May 13, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 13: Jamal Crawford #11 and Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers react after a three-point attempt foul against Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena on May 13, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 13: Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder sits on the court as Russell Westbrook makes three free throws against the Los Angeles Clippers to take the lead in Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena on May 13, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks talks to his team in the first quarter of Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers, in Oklahoma City on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. (AP Photo)
Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers, left, talks to guard Chris Paul in the first quarter of Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 13, 2014. (AP Photo)
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) is fouled by Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) in the second quarter of Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, in Oklahoma City on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. (AP Photo)
Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) is fouled by Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook as he goes up for a shot in the first quarter of Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 13, 2014. (AP Photo)
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots between Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes (22) and guard Chris Paul (3) in the second quarter of Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, in Oklahoma City on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. (AP Photo)
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 13: Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers loses control of the ball in front of Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena on May 13, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford knocks the ball away from Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) in the second quarter of Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 13, 2014. (AP Photo)
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 13: Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers loses possesion of the ball to Serge Ibaka #9 of the Oklahoma City Thunder in the final seconds in Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena on May 13, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 13: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder takes a freethrow against the Los Angeles Clippers in Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs on May 13, 2014 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - May 13: Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder drives to the basket against the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Chesapeake Arena on May 13, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Richard Rowe/NBAE via Getty Images)
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - May 13: Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers posts up against Serge Ibaka #9 of the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Chesapeake Arena on May 13, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Richard Rowe/NBAE via Getty Images)
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - May 13: Steven Adams #12 of the Oklahoma City Thunder dunks the ball against the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Chesapeake Arena on May 13, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Richard Rowe/NBAE via Getty Images)
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 13: Jamal Crawford #11 of the Los Angeles Clippers goes up for a shot against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs on May 13, 2014 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - May 13: Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder drives to the basket against DeAndre Jordan #6 of the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Chesapeake Arena on May 13, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Richard Rowe/NBAE via Getty Images)
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - May 13, 2014: Matt Barnes #22 of the Los Angeles Clippers shoots the ball against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Chesapeake Arena on May 13, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - May 13, 2014: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder shoots the ball against the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Chesapeake Arena on May 13, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - May 13, 2014: Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers goes up for the shot against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Chesapeake Arena on May 13, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - May 13, 2014: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder shoots the ball against the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Chesapeake Arena on May 13, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 13: Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers handles the ball against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs on May 13, 2014 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - May 13: Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder drives to the basket against the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Chesapeake Arena on May 13, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Richard Rowe/NBAE via Getty Images)
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 13: Glen Davis #0 of the Los Angeles Clippers rebounds the basketball during Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the 2014 NBA Playoffs on May 13, 2014 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 13: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder shoots against Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers during Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs on May 13, 2014 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - May 13, 2014: Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers dribbles up the court against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Chesapeake Arena on May 13, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - May 13, 2014: Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder shoots the ball against the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Chesapeake Arena on May 13, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - May 13, 2014: Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers congratulates his teammate against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Chesapeake Arena on May 13, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
From left, Dane Gathright, Keith McDougal and, Becky McDougal watch as Lisa Gathright, center, all of Moore, Okla., signs a banner in support of the community of Moore, Okla., which was badly damaged in a May 20, 2013 tornado, at the Oklahoma City Thunder fan fest before Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Thunder in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 13, 2014. (AP Photo)
Fans sign a banner in support of the community of Moore, Okla., which was badly damaged by a May 20, 2013, tornado, at the Oklahoma City Thunder fan fest before Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Thunder in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 13, 2014. (AP Photo)
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 13: The Los Angeles Clippers huddle before a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs on May 13, 2014 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 13: DeAndre Jordan #6 of the Los Angeles Clippers and Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder shake hands before Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs on May 13, 2014 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 13: DeAndre Jordan #6 of the Los Angeles Clippers hangs on the net before Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the 2014 NBA Playoffs on May 13, 2014 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Russell Westbrook scored 38 points and made three free throws with 6.4 seconds remaining, and the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame a seven-point deficit in the final 50 seconds to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 105-104 on Tuesday night to go up 3-2 in the Western Conference semifinals.

Westbrook was fouled by Chris Paul while shooting a 3-pointer with the Thunder trailing by two. After his free throws, Paul drove to the hoop, but Reggie Jackson stole the ball from him, and time expired.

Kevin Durant scored 10 of his 27 points in the final 3:23 for the Thunder.

Blake Griffin had 24 points and 17 rebounds, Jamal Crawford scored 19 points and Paul had 17 points and 14 assists for the Clippers.

The Thunder can clinch the series Thursday in Los Angeles.

Thunder Steal Game 5


The Clippers took a 101-88 lead in the fourth quarter on a 3-pointer by Crawford before Durant finally got involved. He hit a 3-pointer with 3:23 remaining on his first shot of the quarter, then drained two free throws to cut the Clippers' lead to 101-95.

A layup by Jackson cut Los Angeles' lead to four.

Griffin made the first of two free throws, and Glen Davis grabbed the rebound of the second. Paul's mid-range jumper on the extra possession gave the Clippers a 104-97 edge with 49 seconds to play.

Durant made a 3-pointer, then Crawford missed in close before Durant made a layup with 17 seconds left. Westbrook stole the ball, and in a scramble, the Thunder got possession with 11.3 seconds to play, setting up Westbrook's play.

The Thunder fell behind by 15 points in the first quarter but rallied in the second as foul trouble set in for the Clippers. Oklahoma City took a 39-38 lead on a dunk by Steven Adams, but the Clippers regained control.

Paul made a 3-pointer to give the Thunder a 55-45 lead with just over two minutes left in the second quarter. The Thunder cut their deficit to three before J.J. Redick drained a 3-pointer as time expired in the first half.

The Clippers committed 18 fouls in the first half. Griffin, DeAndre Jordan and Davis, the team's primary inside players, all had three fouls at the break.

The Thunder started the second half by taking mostly jumpers, but eventually, they started driving and the fouls again started piling up for the Clippers. Jordan committed his fifth with 4:56 left in the third quarter and Davis committed his fifth with 1:22 left in the period.

The Clippers held Durant to 3-for-17 shooting in the first three quarters and took an 86-80 lead into the fourth.

Notes: Thunder F Serge Ibaka played after the league reviewed his punch to Griffin's groin in Game 4. . ... Westbrook was called for a Flagrant 1 foul in the first quarter after trying to stop Griffin on a breakaway drive to the hoop. ... The Clippers were called for a clear path foul when Darren Collison barreled into Jackson, who was passing to a wide-open Westbrook with 2.3 seconds left in the first quarter.

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