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Warriors vs. Clippers: 6 takeaways from Los Angeles' game 5 win as Golden State continues to fall on its face

In one of the most impressive victories in the playoffs so far, Clippers entered the Oracle Arena Wednesday night and beat off elimination by defeating Warriors 129-121, sending the first round back to Los Angeles for Game 6 on Friday with Golden State leader 3-2. Here are five takeaways from the game: More about NBA Playoffs first Pure Pride First of all, that was what this Clipper's victory was about. Pride. Tramp 3-1 in a series no one in the world expects them to win, it would have been so easy for them to fold in Game 5 and start booking their summer vacation. It was clear from the hope that they did not intend to go there quietly. The Clippers made 71 first half points. They attacked from everywhere. The warriors flat out took this game for granted and Clippers skipped them and never once backed off, even when the war arena came in its rhythm late. Again, during the fourth quarter, when the warriors came back to tie the game and even take a short lead and the audience rocked, it would have been an easy time for Clippers to say, "OK, we made a good fight, But now we should go away. "But they just kept scrapping. Keeps shot. Was played defense with everything they had. And they won. Really impressive. 2nd So much to get rest Perhaps more damaging than actually losing the game, Warriors lost at least two days of valuable rest. Game 1 in…

In one of the most impressive victories in the playoffs so far, Clippers entered the Oracle Arena Wednesday night and beat off elimination by defeating Warriors 129-121, sending the first round back to Los Angeles for Game 6 on Friday with Golden State leader 3-2. Here are five takeaways from the game:

first Pure Pride

First of all, that was what this Clipper’s victory was about. Pride. Tramp 3-1 in a series no one in the world expects them to win, it would have been so easy for them to fold in Game 5 and start booking their summer vacation. It was clear from the hope that they did not intend to go there quietly. The Clippers made 71

first half points. They attacked from everywhere. The warriors flat out took this game for granted and Clippers skipped them and never once backed off, even when the war arena came in its rhythm late.

Again, during the fourth quarter, when the warriors came back to tie the game and even take a short lead and the audience rocked, it would have been an easy time for Clippers to say, “OK, we made a good fight, But now we should go away. “But they just kept scrapping. Keeps shot. Was played defense with everything they had. And they won. Really impressive.

2nd So much to get rest

Perhaps more damaging than actually losing the game, Warriors lost at least two days of valuable rest. Game 1 in the second round, for the winner of this series, is scheduled for Sunday against the rockets, which closed its series against Utah on Wednesday night. So while Houston is relaxing, warriors have to go and play what will definitely be a tax game on Friday. If they win, they only get one day before they have to rally up the rested rockets. If Clippers wins a win on Friday and extends this series to a game 7, it would put game 1 in the second round on Tuesday. It would be a day without a whole week for Houston while the Warriors will come from a long series of a day off to drive back.

There has already been some talk about how the rockets fall to the No. 4 seed and thereby get Warriors once before, actually works in their favor because James Harden and the company will be a round fresher. The warriors do not end this series of Clippers in five now doubling down on the potential benefit to Houston, which will surely be 100 percent and much more rested for Game 1.

3. How sweet it is

Sweet Lou Williams, man. Can this man get buckets or what? With everyone in the building knowing that he was looking for his shot, he still found 33 points and 10 assisted. This four point game when the war arena had cut the lead to one was the biggest shot of the night.

It’s cold. The warriors tied the game at 116 with 3:29 to play on an evil Kevin Durant dunk. It felt like the war army would finally fight over the control. Lou had other plans. From that moment on, Williams made the score for Clipper’s last nine points, including the four point game. Ball games.

4th No Timeouts for Doc

This won’t talk about, but I thought Doc Rivers let Clippers play through the last eight minutes while only one timeout was brilliant. It kept Clippers in the rhythm, and although the energy went against them for a good distance, it was still energy, and it kept them from floating down and feeling the pressure of the Warriors surplus. They just kept playing.

With just over eight minutes left, Clippers had a 10-point leader. They then went pointless in the next three minutes and replaced, while the war ended a smuggling dunk, a Draymond layup in the transition and a Curry three-point game. Doc finally called a 4:44 timeout, but it was more of a fatigue break. It did not come after one of Warrior’s great games when the audience exploded, because time-out on the road usually does; It came after Montrezl Harrell made one of the sickest blocks you will ever see.

Less than a minute later, Klay Thompson, speedily on the Golden State side, should have a 3-pointer and Kevin Durant, who finished with 45 points, tied the game to the above-mentioned bad guy. The amount went bonkers. Still no timeout. Two minutes later, Durant threw another monster record to ignite the audience and give Warriors a single point lead. It glowed away, didn’t it? Wrong. Doc does not call a timeout again, and that is when Lou Williams responded with the four-game game.

I tell you, Doc lets Clippers just keep playing through these huge Warriors haymakers were brilliant. The pressure never entered Clippers and the rhythm was on. Doc made it easy: continue playing basketball, do not forget to lose this lead, and his team responded.

5th Warriors’ Defense is a Problem

When I talked to Steve Kerr during the regular season, I asked him if he was concerned that the war army had been a defense in the middle of the pack throughout the season, and if he thought they could just turn the switch in the playoffs. He pointed out that the warriors were also a medium-sized defensive team in the regular season last year, and then they turned on and were the No. 1-ranked defense in the post-season and won the title. “But I was afraid that death we would not be able to beat it,” he said.

You have to wonder if any of the same fears begin to crush this year, for the Warriors defense has not looked at goo. They gave up 85 second half points to Clippers in blowing the 31-point lead in Game 2, since 71 first half on Wednesday.

“Playoffs are about defense, and we didn’t defend. We didn’t fight,” Kerr said after the game. “We gave up 129 points and they shot 54 percent on our home floor. We seemed to take it for granted that we would be fine.”

They were not okay, and now they are a road loss from being on the ropes to a No. 8 seed. Even if they come out of this series, you have to wonder what to take from being cooked by Lou Williams. The warriors are, for the lack of a better term, kind of an arrogant defensive law because they do not feel they need to use any gimmicks to shut down people. We saw that the jazz did all kinds of crazy things and tried to slow down James Harden, so he literally played behind him, but the warriors don’t do such things. They let their good defenders go straight up against big scorers. They are not afraid to change big men into smaller guards and let them try to stay. Williams is a beast, and Harden is an even larger animal. If the war arena is the 12th ranked defense out of the 16 teams in the playoffs after five games with Clippers, what should the rockets do for them?

6th Do the warriors actually have to worry?

Had the warfare come out and put only one egg in Game 5, while frustrating, you would still have excuse for them, just do not come up and be able to count that they will get their action together in Game 6. But Warriors played pretty well Good. At least offensive. Durant had 45 points. The spoken 31 helps against only eight sales. Steph Curry and Klay Thompson combine for 46 points on 8-of-16 shooting from three. Clippers just beat them. Home. For the second time in this series.

So it is not as if it is impossible that Clippers can now go back to their home court and win Game 6. I mean if you can beat Warriors on their home floor when Durant, Curry and Thompson combine for 91 points of just under 50% photography, you can beat them anytime and anywhere. So, I would say that the warriors need to worry a little. Having to go seven games in this series would be a bad sign.

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