Dwyane Wade Tweets Mad Respect for Montrezl Harrell and Los Angeles Clippers

"It's their mistake for looking ahead". However, I can safely say this is one of the games where the refs shouldn't have mattered.

Let's assume they defeat the Clippers in Game 6 and earn a bid to the Western Conference semifinals.

The Clippers defeated the Warriors 129-121 in Oakland on Wednesday to keep their first-round series alive.

"For us, our focus was to come in, extend the series and get another win on the home floor", Williams, who came off the bench for 33 points, told reporters, via ESPN. He acknowledged having trouble breathing in the Game 4 loss because of an upper respiratory infection and was held to just four points.

"I love that guy".

Those tickets were flying Thursday. LA eventually opened up a lead, about midway through the second quarter, after the two teams exchanged leads for most of the early portion of the game.

"The Clippers are a hell of a team", Kerr said. And just like that, the Clippers were back on top, regaining a lead that they wouldn't relinquish. The West is amazingly deep this year. Vegas odds give the Warriors a -10 spread but don't expect them to beat the odds as the Clippers will surely force a closer game at home. They outplayed us (in Game 5) and they've got a hell of a team. We saw this team had some ugly losses in the regular season and figured that they simply didn't have their foot on the gas.

The visitors outscored the Warriors, 34-22, to take a 71-63 half-time lead and from that point Golden State were chasing the game.

Stephen Curry leads the Warriors averaging 27.3 points and has added 5.4 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game. They persisted and continued to play Clippers basketball, and kept pushing well into the second half. Because they're already playing loose, with nothing to lose, those shots, they don't have no pressure from the start to the finish, especially as an 8-seed. "They were a great teacher for us". "I was", Thompson said. "But now it's time to do what we do".

That means there's a decent chance the Warriors' first-round series will be the last one to end.

The series will now shift back to Los Angeles, to Staples Center for Game 6. This will be no easy task as the Warriors were 30-11 at the Oracle while Houston hovered around 500 on the road.

With DeMarcus Cousins going down with an injury prior to the potential playoff series, Capela will likely do battle with Andrew Bogut and Kevon Loney.

Beverley took a big charge against Klay Thompson with 1:40 left and wound up with 17 points and 14 rebounds for his best outing of the series. Their opponents have averaged 112.1 points on 45.2 percent shooting.

PRESSURE IS ON: The Warriors, without question.

The Houston Rockets enter Wednesday's game five with a 3-1 series lead over the Utah Jazz in the opening round of the NBA Playoffs.

  • Julie Sanders