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OKC-LAC controversial Game 5

The Thunder overcame a seven-point deficit with 49 seconds to play in Game 5 to take a 3-2 lead over the Clippers in the Western Conference semifinals. The game took a controversial turn when Oklahoma City was awarded a possession with 11.3 seconds remaining in the game on a ball Doc Rivers believed went out of bounds off a Thunder player. On the ensuing possession, Russell Westbrook was fouled by Chris Paul on a 3-point attempt, setting up what would turn out to be the game-winning free throw attempts. Did the officials cost the Clippers the game? How will the rest of the series play out?

  • Did the officials make the right call near the end of the Thunder-Clippers game, when the ball was deemed to go out of bounds off an L.A. player?

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  • Who is more to blame for the Clippers' Game 5 loss?

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  • Doc Rivers said he thinks the officials awarded a late possession to the Thunder near the end of Game 5 as a makeup call for missing a foul on Matt Barnes. Do you agree?

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  • Which better describes the Thunder in Game 5?

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  • Which duo would you rather have for the remainder of the Thunder-Clippers series?

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  • How will the Thunder-Clippers series play out? (Thunder lead 3-2)

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Clippers stun Thunder in Game 4

They trailed by 22 in the first quarter. They were down 16 in the fourth. And yet, with a stirring comeback, the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-99 to tie their Western Conference semifinal series 2-2. Will the rally carry over into Game 5? How will the series play out?

How much momentum from the Clippers' 16-point fourth-quarter comeback will carry over to Game 5 in Oklahoma City?

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  • How will the Thunder-Clippers series play out? (Tied 2-2)

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  • Which team will win the Western Conference?

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NBA Pick 'Em -- OKC vs. Clippers

Stars (Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin). Hungry fan bases. All in all, evenly matched teams. And this is just the second round for the Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers. Which team has the advantage in the key position groups? Which will win their Western Conference semifinals series?

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  • Which team has the advantage in the frontcourt?

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  • Which team has the advantage in the backcourt?

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  • Which team has the advantage off the bench?

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  • Which team will win the Western Conference semifinal series between the Thunder and Clippers? (Clippers lead 1-0)

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Three of the top four seeds in the NBA playoffs were taken to seven games. All of them survived. Does that change how you rate them as the second round gets underway? Click on the logos below to rank the last eight remaining teams!

More: Your second round predictions?

Final 8 NBA Playoff Teams

Clippers

Clippers

Los Angeles Clippers
No. 3 in West

Heat

Heat

Miami Heat
No. 2 in East

Nets

Nets

Brooklyn Nets
No. 6 in East

Pacers

Pacers

Indiana Pacers
No. 1 in East

Spurs

Spurs

San Antonio Spurs
No. 1 in West

Thunder

Thunder

Oklahoma City Thunder
No. 2 in West

Trail Blazers

Trail Blazers

Portland Trail Blazers
No. 5 in West

Wizards

Wizards

Washington Wizards
No. 5 in East

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Predictions for NBA second round?

The second round is well underway. Which team will win each series? What will happen in the later rounds? Cast your votes below!

How will the Pacers-Wizards series play out? (Pacers lead 3-2)

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  • How will the Thunder-Clippers series play out? (Thunder lead 3-2)

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  • Which team will win the NBA championship?

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