May 11, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32), guard Chris Paul (3) and guard Jamal Crawford (11) react as Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) watches in game four of the second round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Playoffs 2014, Clippers vs. Thunder final score: Los Angeles evens series with 101-99 win

Things between the Los Angeles Clippers and Oklahoma City Thunder got physical today in Game 4 and what we saw will no doubt set a precedent for Game 5 this upcoming week. Things head back to Oklahoma City but the Thunder will have some adjusting to do after they let the Clippers back into a game they at one point led by as many as 16 points in the fourth quarter.

Los Angeles didn’t die easy in Game 4 as they fought back in the fourth to take the game to the wire, and they did so both defensively and offensively.

We’ve seen this series show off an abundance of offensive prowess on both sides which was either because both offensive units are high powered or neither defensive unit want dot show up. But only one team stayed under 100 points in Game 4 and things stayed tight late in the game.

The real story was how the Clipper fought back from 16-points down to not only tie the game from the free throw line with 1:50 left  but take the lead less than 40 seconds later.

Both teams have traded dominant games but this might be the first time that one of the two teams needs to be afraid moving forward. We saw the thunder nearly breakdown in their opening round series against the Memphis Grizzlies and the same seems to be happening against a much better Clippers team. Los Angeles isn’t the most complete team in the playoffs but despite mismatches and the lack of a true big man off the bench, the Clippers charged back in a big way not only in Game 4 but in this series thanks to their win.

You don’t just erase a 16 point deficit and then forget about it, as the Clippers own all of the momentum in this series and are quite literally stealing Oklahoma City’s thunder.

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  • Real M-Fing talk !!!

    I noticed people were blaming Westbrick ! for taking and missing the lost shot !

    - it’s not Westbrick that was named MVP,
    - it’s not Westbrick who had 8 turnovers in the game
    - it’s not Westbrick who is 7 feet tall and was guarded by a 6’1 point guard and refuse to take him in the post
    - it’s not Westbrick that had 18 free throws and 24 shot attempts
    - It’s not Westbrick that said he does not “get tired”, if you stop resting in defense, you will get tired
    - Your MVP closes out games in the 4th up by 16pts when your team is looking at a 3-1 series lead
    - Your MVP takes the Collison assignment like James did in the late stages against Derrick “soft girl scout cookie, with the heart of the Pillsbury doughboy and the loyalty of a quitter” Rose

    - People need stop referring to Kevin Durant as a great scorer… He is a good shooter who takes the most shots and free throws in the NBA, 1/3 to half of his points are gifted at the free throw line…. Post players who are intentionally fouled still do not get as many trips to the line as Durant, Until Durant works on his ALL around game where it’s not jump shot or Buss and starts leading his team on Defense, he will not be one of the all time greats, only a good player with hype