What a shocking night at the Oracle Arena. The Golden State Warriors managed to lose a game against the Los Angeles Clippers after leading 31 points at one moment. The final result was 135-131 for the guests from LA, who now tied the series to 1-1.
It is the largest comeback in the history of the NBA playoffs, and surpassed the one Lakers did against Seattle in 1989.
And this is not the only bad thing which stunned the Warriors. It appears that DeMarcus Cousins injured his leg, and will be absent for a while.
The last minute of the game decided the winner. Lou Wiliams scored with 1:10 to go, and tied the game at 128 both. Curry replied with a three, but Williams brought back the Clippers down to one with a two-pointer.
It was Landry Shamet who sunk a three to give the lead to the guests, 133-131. After that Curry missed a three-pointer, and Montrezl Harrell used both of his free throws to extend the advantage of the Clippers to 135-131, and to set the final result.
The Oracle Arena was silent.
Previously the Warriors dropped 73 points in the first half and were ahead 23 at the break. After that, they opened the third period with a good performance and had a 94-63 lead with 7:31 until the end of that sequence. And that is the moment when the Clippers started to grind their way back.
Slowly, point after point they cut the deficit, making a huge offensive plays. They were down to 14 at the end of the third, 108-94. Believe it or not, LAC dropped 44 points in that and 41 in the last quarter.
Lou Williams scored 36 points and had 11 assists, along with 5 turnovers. Harrell had another excellent game, 25 points and 10 boards, while Danilo Gallinari responded after Game 1 in the best possible way, delivering 24 buckets. Shamet contributed with 12, all of them behind the arc.
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The Warriors were led by Steph Curry who had 29 points, and 6 assists, shooting 5 of 11 for three. Durant had 21 points and 9 turnovers. Klay Thompson 17, while Kevin Looney came in off the bench and scored 19 buckets.
The champions had 22 turnovers, which cost them a lot in the end.
The series is moving on to Los Angeles now, and the next game is scheduled for Thursday.