(AP) -- The Los Angeles Clippers didn't exactly look the part of a Finals contender in their opener against a short-handed team. They'll aim for a better showing - particularly from 3-point range - when they take on another underwhelming roster in Friday night's matchup with the Lakers.
The Clippers started their season by enacting some revenge for their Western Conference semifinal loss with Thursday's 93-90 home win over Oklahoma City in their first game under new owner Steve Ballmer.
Blake Griffin and Chris Paul scored 23 and 22 points, respectively, going a combined 17 for 36 from the field. Their teammates were 17 for 51, including 6 of 27 from 3-point range with J.J. Redick and Jamal Crawford combining to go 3 for 15.