The Los Angeles Clippers completed the biggest and most surprising comeback of NBA Playoff history on Monday. LA was able to erase a 31-point deficit to beat the Golden State Warriors at Oracle arena. The road win was huge for the Clippers, who have tied things up at one game a piece in the first round series.
For the second game in a row, Lou Williams went off. The 32-year-old led all scorers, dropping 36 points in the comeback. Williams was efficient, hitting 13 of 22 shots, and chipping in 11 assists in the huge win. Teammate Montrezl Harrell put in a strong performance as well. Harrell scored 25 points and had 10 rebounds. This was the second straight 25+ point game for Harrell, who has come on strong in the postseason for the Clippers.
The Warriors lost a key player on Monday as well. DeMarcus Cousins went down early with an injury that looked significant. Early estimations have Cousins missing the rest of the first round series at least, delivering a huge blow to Golden State. Kevon Looney will take Cousins’ place in the starting lineup going forward for the Warriors.
The loss at home makes Game Three much more important for the Warriors, who can’t afford to go down 2-1 after three games. The Warriors will have a couple days rest before going again on Thursday. Expect to see a heavy dose of Golden State’s small lineup in Game Three. Andre Iguodala will come in, as Draymond will move to the center position for a majority of the next game in LA in hopes to push the pace and outscore a young Clippers team. Make sure to tune in for Game Three on Thursday to keep up with this must-watch first round matchup!