Terance Mann hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:30 left in overtime and had 25 points and 14 rebounds for the Los Angeles Clippers, who beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 107-103 Friday night in a final seeding game for both teams devoid of stars.
The Clippers rested Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and Lou Williams for the playoffs starting next week. They wrapped up the second seed in the Western Conference playoffs with a 124-111 victory over Denver on Wednesday night.
“I’m just going to go with rest tonight,” coach Doc Rivers said before the game.
Amir Coffey added 21 points for the Clippers while Patrick Patterson had 17 points and 14 rebounds.
The Thunder played without Chris Paul (sprained left hand) and Luguentz Dort (sprained right knee).
Oklahoma City came into the game locked into a first-round matchup with the Houston Rockets.
Hamidou Diallo had 27 points and 11 rebounds and Dennis Schroder 17 points for the Thunder.
Mann made a free throw with 1:23 left in regulation to tie it at 87 but missed the second. The Thunder missed three field goals and Joakim Noah had a layup blocked by Devon Hall with 4.8 seconds left.
Thunder: Will be either the No. 4 or 5 seed.
Clippers: George put the playoffs in perspective when he said, “Seeding doesn’t really mean anything in this bubble. There’s no home-court advantage.”
Thunder: Will face Houston in the playoffs next week.
Clippers: Will face Dallas in the playoffs next week.
Source: NBC Los Angeles