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    Wednesday, April 9th (All times Eastern)

    Oklahoma City Thunder (56-21) at Los Angeles Clippers (55-23), 10:30 p.m.

    (SportsNetwork.com) - A huge matchup of Western Conference titans takes place Wednesday night at Staples Center where the Los Angeles Clippers host the Oklahoma City Thunder.

    Both teams have won their respective divisions and are headed to the playoffs. Oklahoma City is just 1 1/2 games ahead of the Clippers for second in the Western Conference.

    "We go into every game and our whole message is to worry about ourselves and it's about and how we execute and how we compete," LA All-Star forward Blake Griffin said. "At this point, even with it being kind of tight in the Western Conference, like the playoff race and all that everybody kind of knows where they'll be at and everybody kind of knows who they are. I think we know who we are. We just want to really sharpen the things we do."

    The Clippers have been resting since Sunday's 120-97 drubbing of fellow Staples Center tenants, the Lakers.

    Chris Paul and Griffin netted 23 points apiece as the Clippers clinched homecourt advantage for the first round of the playoffs.

    Six Clippers reached double figures in this one, with J.J. Redick scoring 15 in his first start since returning to the court. The sharpshooter from Duke missed 25 games while dealing with a bulging disc in his back.

    "Everyday I'm getting better and better," Redick said. "I'm feeling better physically and mentally. I'm getting my rhythm back."

    Darren Collison scored 14 points in a reserve role while DeAndre Jordan added 11 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks. Hedo Turkoglu chipped in 10 points in under 10 minutes.

    The Thunder snapped a losing streak last time out, but the more noteworthy streak involving Oklahoma City came to an end.

    Kevin Durant's historic scoring run was halted but his Thunder easily took care of the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday, 107-92, to snap a two-game skid.

    Durant finished with 23 points as his run of scoring at least 25 points ended at 41 games. He passed Michael Jordan last time out for the most such games in the modern era.

    "I was getting so many texts after every game. I'm glad that's over with and we can just focus on the team," Durant said.

    The MVP candidate has still scored 20 or more points in 50 consecutive games.

    Without Russell Westbrook (rest), Caron Butler also scored 23 points, followed by 19 from Serge Ibaka, 13 from Reggie Jackson and 10 out of Jeremy Lamb.

    Thabo Sefolosha returned from a calf injury which cost him the whole month of March. He played a little over 15 minutes and scored three points.

    "When you don't travel with the team and you stay home and have to watch them on TV, it's tough," Sefolosha said. "So just being back out there and playing, that's what we live for, just being able to be on the court playing NBA basketball. It was great."

    After Wednesday, the Thunder have two games remaining with the New Orleans Pelicans, a tough road contest against the Indiana Pacers and a date with Detroit in the season finale in OKC.

    The Clippers are in the midst of a five-game homestand and will welcome the Sacramento Kings and Denver Nuggets on their residency. They close the regular season in Portland.

    The Clippers have taken two of three this season versus the Thunder and five of their last seven as the host in this series.

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      Great 38: Win tickets to Daytona 500

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      News Now: Media General CEO talks about his career, future for company Video included

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      In December, LIN Media and Media General merged to create the second largest broadcasting company in the country. The former CEO and President of LIN Media, Vince Sadusky, was placed at the helm of the new and improved Media General. More>>

      Bill Schifino, Jr talks about being President-Elect of the Florida Bar Video included

      Updated:

      Earlier this month, Bill Schifino, Jr. was announced as the 2015-16 President-Elect of the Florida Bar. Schifino comes to this position with a strong resume. More>>

      Trio sets off on 900 mile trek across Florida Video included

      Updated:

      Joe Guthrie, Mallory Lykes Dimmitt, and Carlton Ward Jr. are embarking on a journey of a lifetime. The trio are setting off on a 70-day, 900 mile trek across the state???without any automobiles.
      More>>

      How this guide dog helps one blind triathlete chase her Paralympic dream

      Updated:

      Every time Paralympic hopeful Amy Dixon makes it to the end of another grueling triathlon, she knows her trusty companion will be waiting for her at the finish line. Sixteen years after she lost vision in her right eye, which she says she viewed as "a death sentence" at the time,  More>>

      Legoland Florida hotel to open in spring; built for kids

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      Updated:

      Legoland Florida Hotel will welcome its first guests a month earlier than previously expected.During an announcement Thursday, Legoland executives announced May 15 as the revised opening date.  More>>

      3 rhinos escape from safari zoo, return safely Video included

      Updated:

      Three rhinoceroses escaped from their site at a safari zoo in Israel this week, NBC reported.  More>>

      VIRAL VIDEO: Bossy 4-year-old girl feeds 6 pit bull dogs

      Little Girl Controls Pit Bull Dogs | Future Dog Trainer, Jukin Video on YouTube Little Girl Controls Pit Bull Dogs | Future Dog Trainer, Jukin Video on YouTube
      Updated:

      A video of a very authoritative 4-year-old girl feeding six very obedient pit pulls in the middle of a kitchen has gone viral on the web and is prompting a heated debate about the pit bull breed.
      More>>

      8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | January 17-18 Video included

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      See 8 fun things happening this weekend in Tampa Bay!
      More>>

      'Birdman,' 'Budapest' top Oscar nominations with 9 nods each

      Updated:

      Two extravagant comedies, "Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel," tied for the most Oscar nominations Thursday morning with nine nods each, including best picture. More>>

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      • Beautiful weather to end weekend in Tampa Bay

        Beautiful weather to end weekend in Tampa Bay

        Sunday, February 1 2015 11:31 AM EST2015-02-01 16:31:27 GMT
        Nice weather for the rest of your Sunday! We will have mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies with high temperatures in the middle 70s. Not bad for the first day of February!
        Nice weather for the rest of your Sunday! We will have mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies with high temperatures in the middle 70s. Not bad for the first day of February!
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