Better coach, better ball movement, and Clippers trust their reserves more. Besides DJ being leagues more athletic than Perkins, their starting fives match up well. The bench play is where things are going to get interesting because beyond Reggie Jackson and Caron Butler, the Thunder bench is a little suspect.
Jeremy Lamb was supposed to be the main consolation prize for the Harden trade but all he gets to do is shoot spot-up threes, otherwise he's on the pine.
I get the feeling Chris Paul is going to try to frustrate Westbrook and make him set up his teammates. This in the hopes that he'll get emotional and try to shoot his way out of the game which Memphis was very succesful in making him do.