Basketball: Clippers storm back to beat Thunder

DeAndre Jordan high fives teammates during the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Photo / Getty Images
DeAndre Jordan high fives teammates during the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Photo / Getty Images

Contributions from key players has helped the Los Angeles Clippers storm home from 22 points down to complete a stunning 103-98 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday.

Playing from behind most of the night, and trailing by 17 entering the final frame, the Clippers (40-20) outscored the Thunder, 35-15, to notch their biggest come-from-behind win of the NBA season.

Chris Paul collected 21 points and 13 assists for Los Angeles and DeAndre Jordan added 20 points with 18 rebounds.

Kevin Durant scored 20 points and Russell Westbrook added 24 with 12 assists for Oklahoma City (42-19), who visit a league-best Golden State on Friday.

Elsewhere, Kawhi Leonard scored 27 points, LaMarcus Aldridge had 23 and the San Antonio Spurs (51-9) rolled the Detroit Pistons 97-81 to clinch a play-off spot for the 19th consecutive season with their 29th straight home win.

Orlando Magic beat Chicago Bulls 102-89, with Nkola Vucevic scoring 24 points, rookie Mario Hezonja adding a career-high 21, as the Magic (27-33) sent the sinking Bulls to their season-high seventh straight road loss and fourth in a row overall.

Derrick Rose netted 16 points for Chicago (30-30), who fell to 7-20 in 2016.

Isaiah Thomas tossed in 30 points and the Boston Celtics (37-25) used a dominant 30-12 third quarter to extend their home win streak to 12, after snapping the Trail Blazers' six-game run of road success with a 116-93 win over Portland.

Damian Lillard poured in 20 points for weary Portland (33-29), playing their fourth game in five nights.

Houston Rockets beat New Orleans Pelicans 100-95, despite James Harden's 39 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists.

Patrick Beverly buried the go-ahead triple with 51 seconds left as the Rockets (30-31) beat the visiting Pelicans.

Norris Cole netted 21 points to pace New Orleans (23-26), who have dropped nine of their last 10 visits to Houston.

In other games, the visiting Charlotte Hornets stung the league-worst Philadelphia 76ers 119-99; the visiting Indiana Pacers edged the Milwaukee Bucks 104-99; the Denver Nuggets dropped the visiting LA Lakers 117-107 and the Memphis Grizzlies handled the visiting Sacramento Kings 103-98.

The Washington Wizards trimmed the hosting Minnesota Timberwolves 104-98 and the Toronto Raptors silenced the visiting Utah Jazz 104-94.

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