Warriors fear Cousins tore quad in loss to Clippers

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With 7:31 left in the third quarter, Kevin Durant sunk a free throw to extend the Golden State lead out to 31 points. Both were face-to-face on several occasions during the game.

Williams ended the contest with a game-high 36 points and continually torched the Warriors' defensive structures in the final term. So we kind of messed with the game a little bit.

The Golden State Warriors didn't have to work up too much of a sweat in their efforts to dispatch the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 1 of their first-round postseason series Saturday. "We're ready for the challenge".

If the Warriors win the championship once again, they would become just the sixth National Basketball Association team ever to win three straight championships.

Bogut, who joined the Warriors last month after his inaugural season in the NBL with the Sydney Kings, told reporters: "I guess we thought we were going to cruise to the finish line".

Ben Simmons led the way with a triple-double in the 76ers' win over the Nets. He back-tracked the next day at practice and never gave another of the 20,591 fans a chance to do anything but roar in approval in Game 2.

After Klay Thompson misfired on a three-point attempt at the other end, Shamet converted a Shai Gilgeous-Alexander assist into what turned out to be the game-winning hoop.

KEEP AN EYE ON: The benches. "To have that hanging in the arena with one of the best franchises in sports, hell, yeah, that's a goal".

Before Game 2 against the Clippers on Monday, Kerr talked about the possibility of a letdown with his team already ahead one game in the first-round series. The Clips took advantage of 16 Warriors turnovers to score 29 points in the second half of the game.

The Warriors led 73-50 at half-time before a flurry from star point guard Stephen Curry, who hit 29 points, put the hosts 94-63 ahead in the third quarter in Oakland.

After playing just 24 minutes in Game 1, Sixers All-Star centre Joel Embiid is set for Game 2. "He took all of that heat, no matter what", Durant said.

"This is who we've been all season", Clippers sixth man Lou Williams said. "Everybody knows what Pat brings to the table and the type of competitor that he is". I was honest with them.

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