Series Update – Golden State Warriors closed out the series against the Los Angeles Clippers 129-110 on Friday night to win their first round playoff 4-2.
Kevin Durant scored a playoff career-high 50 points for the Warriors, with 38 of his points in the first half. Steph Curry added 24 points and Draymond Green had 16 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists.
Danilo Gallinari led the Clippers with 29 points, with rookie Shai Gilgeous-Alexander adding 22.
The Warriors advanced to the Western Conference semifinals, where they will meet the Houston Rockets in a rematch of last year’s conference finals. The first game takes place on Sunday.
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Game 6 Update – The Los Angeles Clippers kept their first-round series with the two-time defending champions, Golden State Warriors, alive with a 129-121 win in Game 5 on Wednesday night.
The Warriors still lead 3-2 in the series but, despite Kevin Durant’s playoff career-high 45 points, were lacking defensively. Stephen Curry scored 24 points and Klay Thompson added 22.
Lou Williams finished with 33 points and 10 assists, while Danilo Gallinari added 26 points and seven rebounds and Montreal Harrell had 24 points, as the eighth-seeded Clippers refused to follow the script and throw in the towel.
Game 6 is Friday back in Los Angeles.
Game 5 Update – The Golden State Warriors secured a 113-105 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday to give the Warriors a commanding 3-1 lead in their first-round playoff series.
Kevin Durant scored 33 points, with Klay Thompson adding a further 32 for the Warriors.
Rookie Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the Clippers with a career-high 25 points.
JaMychal Green started in place of rookie Ivica Zubac for the Clippers.
The two-time defending champions could close out the series with a win in front of their own fans in Game 5 on Wednesday night at Oracle Arena in Oakland.
Game 4 Update – The Golden State Warriors regained the initiative in their Round 1 playoff matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers with a 132-105 win in Game 3, to put them 2-1 ahead in the series overall.
Kevin Durant scored 38 points for the Warriors as they dominated from the opening tip to take the crowd out of it. The Clippers never led at any point, as the Warriors shot 73% from the floor in the first period to lead 41-24.
Rookie Ivica Zubac finished with 18 points for the Clippers, while Lou Williams had 16 points, and Montrezl Harrell and JaMychal Green added 15 each off the bench.
Game 4 takes place on Sunday in Los Angeles.