The Los Angeles Clippers, down by as many as 16 in the fourth quarter, rallied back in the closing minutes to knock off the Oklahoma City Thunder and even the Western Conference Semifinals at 2-2.
Despite a massive effort from Kevin Durant (40 points, seven rebounds), the Clippers got 12 fourth quarter points from reserve guard Darren Collison and a huge three from Jamal Crawford to take their first lead of the game with just 1:23 to go.
The Thunder had a chance to win it and Durant open on their final possession, but Russell Westbrook elected to shoot it himself and watched what would have been a game-winning three rattle out as time expired. Chris Paul was huge for the Clippers as well, putting up 23 points, five rebounds, 10 assists, and four steals as Los Angeles used a 38-point fourth quarter to complete their comeback.
The series now shifts back to Oklahoma City, where teams will lock up Tuesday night in a crucial Game 5.