NBA playoffs preview: Thunder-Clippers rich with intrigue

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Expect the Thunder and Clips, who split their season series, to get physical in their second-round clash.

Expect the Thunder and Clips, who split their season series, to get physical in their second-round clash.

Thunder in six. Memphis pushed OKC to seven games largely because of its grinding, halfcourt game and size inside. There will be no such problems against the Clippers, who like to run. The tempo will be more to the Thunder's liking, and the Clippers don't defend as well as Memphis, all of which should make this a slightly easier series for the Thunder.