5 Reasons Why Oklahoma City Thunder Will Trounce Los Angeles Clippers

5 Reasons Why Oklahoma City Thunder Will Trounce Los Angeles Clippers

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For a while, it seemed that the Oklahoma City Thunder were not taking their first round series against the Memphis Grizzlies seriously. But in their last two games, the Thunder showed why this team is still a championship contender. This is bad news for the Los Angeles Clippers, who will begin their best-of-seven series against the Thunder on Tuesday in Oklahoma City. Here are five reasons why the Thunder should advance easily.

5. Caron Butler Will Have A Breakout Series

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5. Caron Butler Will Have A Breakout Series

Caron Butler, Oklahoma City Thunder
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Caron Butler should have his way against the matador style Clipper defense. Look for Butler to have two breakout games.

4. Reggie Jackson Will Come Into His Own

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4. Reggie Jackson Will Come Into His Own

Reggie Jackson, Oklahoma City Thunder
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Jackson was a big part of the Thunder win over the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 7 and should be the second OKC reserve to have a big series against the Clippers' horrendous defense.

3. Russell Westbrook Will Own CP3

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3. Russell Westbrook Will Own CP3

Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
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Chris Paul is banged up, and Westbrook will take full advantage with his quickness and electrifying offense.

2. The Clippers Will Have A Tough Time Winning In OKC

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2. The Clippers Will Have A Tough Time Winning In OKC

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There is no tougher place in the NBA to win a road game than the Chesapeake Energy Center, and when the fans are juiced up, the Thunder are unbeatable. Look for OKC to use their home-court to rattle the Clippers.

1. Kevin Durant Will Show Why He Should Be MVP Against The Clippers

Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
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1. Kevin Durant Will Show Why He Should Be MVP Against The Clippers

Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
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Durant finally showed in the last two games of the Grizzlies series why he should be the choice for Most Valuable Player this season. Look for Durant to put his MVP worthy play on full display against a Clipper team that has no one to stop him.

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