OKLAHOMA CITY AT CLIPPERS: Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. TV: Prime.
Anyone who had this pegged before the season as a battle of teams with the NBA's best records, please raise your hand. Besides you, Clipper Darrell. Strange as it may sound, the road to the Western Conference finals could go through Staples Center when the color scheme on the court is red and blue. The Clippers are following up their December to remember with another terrific month, recently completing a three-game road sweep even with star point guard Chris Paul sidelined because of a bruised right kneecap. One thing they haven't done is beat the Thunder, a team the Clippers could see again come May.