The Los Angeles Clippers will play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night in Game 1 of their NBA 2014 Playoffs round 2 series. The game is scheduled to get started at 9.30 p.m. ET from the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and will be broadcast on TV on the TNT network. The game will also be shown online through free live stream (details below).
The Clippers did fantastically well to come through Round 1 amid all the distractions surrounding their owner Donald Sterling and his life ban from the NBA following his racist comments.
It took the Clippers all seven games in their series against the Golden State Warriors, but Los Angeles finally made it through, and their reward is a Western Conference semifinal against the Oklahoma City Thunder led by Kevin Durant.
Clippers point guard Chris Paul said, "For us, it's basketball. Had we lost this game, it wasn't like they were going to let us go to the next round because of what we've been through. I think it just showed our will, our fight, and more so than getting through all that, it was getting through tonight."
The Thunder meanwhile had a huge challenge to get past the Memphis Grizzlies in Round 1. They came through that contest though and now look forward to a less "grind it out" style of basketball against the Clippers.
Durant was under no illusions as to the challenge awaiting them in this Round 2 series though. He said, "This team runs at a high level, they pass the ball up the floor at a high level. They advance the ball, they have athletic guys and shooters all around. Our defense is going to be tested."
The Los Angeles Clippers will play the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference semifinal Game 1 on Monday night. The game will start at 9.30 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the TNT network or online through free live stream by clicking here.