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The Los Angeles Clippers stormed back from a 31-point deficit to beat the defending champion Golden State Warriors. It was the largest comeback in NBA Playoff history and it was a tremendous team effort by the Clips. The clutch shot making of Sweet Lou Williams kept LA alive and led the charge for the comeback. Williams hit big shot after big shot and ended up with 36 points and 11 assist. Then, it was the help of guys like Montrezl Harrell who hit some big free throws late and finished with 25 points and 10 rebounds while shooting a perfect 9-9 from the floor. Landry Shamet, the rook, hit a big go-ahead three with 16.5 seconds left to put the Clippers up 133-131 and cement their comeback. This Clippers team showed a lot of toughness, heart, and resiliency. It was a historic effort for them.
For the Warriors, this is a very disappointing loss in two ways. One, this isn’t a game they should have lost. They had complete control of the game throughout the first half, but completely fell apart in the second half. It is not a good sign for a team trying to 3-peat. However, the biggest loss wasn’t taking this L, it was losing DeMarcus Cousins to what they fear is a quad tear. Cousins is vital to the Warriors getting back to the Finals. He brought in a big time scoring punch that pretty much guaranteed them another championship. But now, they have to regroup with out him most likely. Also, Kevin Durant should not have fouled out in this game, he is the best clutch scorer his team has and they needed him big time in this one. Although I don’t think the Warriors will lose, they still need to respect these Clippers because this series just got a little bit more interesting!
Final Score: LAC: 135 GSW: 131
Video Creds: House of Highlights
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