The Clippers entered Wednesday a combined 1-8 against the Thunder, Warriors, Spurs, Cavaliers and Raptors this season, and the win over the Spurs came in a game in which Kawhi Leonard didn't play.
An amazing comeback
This was only the second time in Clippers history that they won a regular-season game in which they trailed by at least 17 points entering the fourth quarter. They came back from 20 down as the Buffalo Braves against the Lakers on Nov. 9, 1976.
The Clippers are the third team to win a game in which they trailed by at least 17 points entering the fourth quarter this season. Entering Wednesday, NBA teams were 2-167 when facing such deficits. The Clippers joined the Thunder (over the Magic) and Hornets (against the Kings) as winners.
The largest deficit for the Clippers was 22 points, tied for the fourth-largest comeback in a win this season. The Bulls had the largest, rallying from 24 down to defeat the 76ers on Jan. 14.
The loss is the Thunder's biggest blown lead (plus-17) entering the fourth quarter since the team moved to Oklahoma City.
The Thunder have lost nine games when leading entering the fourth quarter this season. Only the 76ers have more such losses.
Keys to victory
DeAndre Jordan came up big, going 3-of-3 from the field and 2-of-2 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter. Jordan finished with 20 points after combining for 25 in his previous three games.
The Clippers got shots from in-close late and made them. Their average shot distance in the final five minutes was 11.6 feet. They were 6-of-6 on shots inside 10 feet.
The Thunder's average shot distance in that time was 19.6 feet. They only took one attempt inside 10 feet in the final five minutes.
Oklahoma City was 10-of-28 on 3-pointers in the first three quarters, but 0-for-7 in the fourth.
Russell Westbrook took and missed an awkward potential tying 3-pointer in the final seconds. He's now 5-of-38 for his career on tying or go-ahead shot attempts in the final 10 seconds of the fourth quarter or overtime, including 3-of-26 on 3-pointers.
It happened again
The Thunder have lost a pair of crushing games in the last five days. On Saturday against the Warriors, they led by nine with five minutes left but shot 2-of-11 to end regulation and saw the Warriors to shoot 6-of-7.
On Wednesday, they led by 14 with five minutes left but made only one of their last 10 shots. The Clippers closed by making 8-of-11.
In those two games, the Thunder were outscored in the final five minutes of the fourth quarter, 40-10.
And the Thunder play the Warriors again on Thursday night.