Originally posted on Backyard Sports Blog  |  Last updated 1/23/13
The OKC Thunder could very well face off against the LA Clippers in the Western Conference finals this season.  If that happens, sparks will be sure to fly.  The Thunder won their first match-up in over time, and crushed them 109-97 last night without their star player Chris Paul.  The game was interesting in a few other ways though.  Kevin Durant had a monstrous dunk that landed on SportsCenters top 10, and Caron Butler also had a highlight block.  More so because of what happened after the block though.  The ball smacked the referee in the face and knocked him to the ground.  Somehow he recovered from the blow and still managed to make the possession call while still sitting on the ground.  Hard working man right there.  Both videos are below. Check out our Home Page for more stories and follow us on Twitter and Facebook
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