Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 1/22/13
The Los Angeles Clippers and the Oklahoma City Thunder meet Tuesday at Staples Center. Both teams are coming off losses. The Thunder was beaten in Denver on Sunday. The Clippers lost to the Golden State Warriors yesterday. These teams have been fighting for the number one position in the West all season. The Thunder has great stars in Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and a great bunch of role players. The Clippers also have two great stars in Blake Griffin and Chris Paul and perhaps the best bench in basketball. They are very evenly matched but the Clippers should have the advantage playing at home. Tonight we will get to see who the best in the West really is. Gasol back on the bench The Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni put one of the best big men in the game, Pau Gasol, on the bench again for the Lakers game against the Chicago Bulls. He has questioned the ability of Gasols play with Dwight Howard, stating his preference for a quicker, faster, smaller lineup. Coach D'Antoni is lo...
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