NBA: Clippers Embarrass Warriors in Game Two
The Los Angeles Clippers evened up the first round matchup to 1-1 with the Warriors on Monday night after defeating the Warriors by a whopping 138-98.
Los Angeles jumped out to an early double-digit lead by taking a 15-4 lead just under five minutes into the game. Golden State cut the lead down to seven, making the game 25-18 right before the end of the first quarter, but would never cut into the lead any more.
The Clippers came out hot in the second quarter and before you knew it, Los Angeles held a 20 point lead. Their hot shooting would continue throughout the remainder of the game as they just kept pouring it on, even with both teams playing their reserves for the fourth quarter.
After fouling out in 19 minutes of play in Game One, Blake Griffin played 30 minutes in Game Two and finished with 35 points, six rebounds, while he didn’t commit any fouls.
Chris Paul and Darren Collison finished with the same stat lines of 12 points and 10 assists, while DeAndre Jordan finished with 11 points, nine rebounds, and five blocks. Jordan became the first Clippers player to put together back-to-back five block games in the playoffs since Elton Brand.
Stephen Curry led the Warriors in scoring with 24 points, while dishing out eight assists. Curry went 1-7 on three-point shot attempts, but 8-10 from inside the arch. David Lee, Jordan Crawford, and Draymond Green all had 11 points each.
The series will resume on Thursday night at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. Tip-off will be at 7:30 p.m. PT