For the Clippers, Austin Rivers had himself a night as he had 19 points on 7-of-16 shooting, including two stepbacks over Durant and a couple clean strips of the reigning MVP.
James scored 18 points, pulled down 13 rebounds and handed out 15 assists for the 48th regular-season triple-double of his career. Yikes. Once upon a time this Clippers group was seen as the biggest threat to upend Golden State in the Western Conference - when healthy, Los Angeles' starting five is as lethal as anyone's, and having Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan in the frontcourt exploited the one potential weakness the Warriors may have had. Only this time, the comeback was not fueled by the existence of the Clippers, who had outplayed them pretty convincingly for the first 22 minutes and change, but with the officials, who as we have said before irk the hell out of them when their number includes Foster.
According to Paul, he doesn't want to be a liability to the team by rushing back to play. The exclamation point came when, with the clock winding down, Curry crossed over his defender and hit a deep three-pointer over the outstretched arms of two L.A. players.
"It's more so about my thumb", he said.
Los Angeles will have star guard Chris Paul back in the line-up for the first time since January 16 following surgery to fix a torn ligament in his left thumb. "We know we have to go through the Warriors", Pierce said. "We need to be mentally tougher against them".
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"When I'm ready and able to play, trust me, I will", Paul said.
David West will play in today's game of Golden State Warriors against Los Angels Clippers, he missed nearly 14 games due to his thumb injury.
The road past the second round won't be easy.
Pundits have long tried to give Warriors-Clippers the "rivalry" tag. At the conclusion of the 1st quarter, the Dubs led (31-24). It's simply scary how fast this team can turn it around, but when it comes to playing the Clippers, anything is possible. Those are not excuses for a team that views itself as a championship contender; it just illustrates the harsh reality of this league, where certain teams never break through with their own championship run. Pachulia has missed the last eight games with a strained rotator cuff in his right shoulder.