Trans. Apr 9 10:37 ET (Apr 9 10:37 ET ) Russell Westbrook scored 30 points in his return to the lineup, Kevin Durant added 27, and the Oklahoma City Thunder held off the Los Angeles Clippers 107-101 Wednesday night in a possible playoff preview. Blake Griffin had 30 points and 12 rebounds, and Chris Paul added 25 points and eight assists for the Clippers, who could have owned the tiebreaker over the Thunder if they had won. Los Angeles rallied from a 15-point deficit in the fourth to twice get within a point, but the Clippers' only lead was by one point in the first quarter. The Clippers' big run had them trailing 94-93, with Paul sandwiching 3-pointers around Griffin's free throw and DeAndre Jordan dunking off Darren Collison's miss to cap a 14-0 run with 5:03 to play.
Darren Collison moved back to the bench against the Lakers on Sunday, finishing with 14 points, two boards, six assists, two steals and three turnovers in 34 minutes.
The Scoop:His minutes were a little higher than expected due to garbage time, but he's certainly going to be looking at solid minutes the rest of the way with Jamal Crawford (calf) likely out for the year. Collison should be viewed as a fringe player to own in standard leagues only because the Clippers have just four games left in the rest of the season.
Darren Collison scored 22 points vs. his former team during Thursday's loss to the Mavericks with two boards, one assist and three steals in 38 minutes.
The Scoop:He is really filling it up with at least 22 points in three consecutive games, which is the first time he's scored more than 20 in three straight since his rookie year back in 2010. Collison should still get minutes in the mid-30s even with J.J. Redick back, so he's worth owning in standard leagues.