“[T]o rise from the mat after falling behind by 31 points in the third quarter, history must be created – much like a work of art or a perfect melody or a four-course meal that satisfies every single taste bud,” wrote Shaun Powell on NBA.com. “And so that’s what the LA Clippers did in a 135-131 win Wednesday, mixing artistry, striking the proper chord and piecing together the right recipe to stage a rally on the road against the two-time defending champions that, much like the Clippers’ season itself, blindsided everyone.”
The Golden State Warriors “feeling of invincibility was challenged late Monday night,” wrote ESPN’s Nick Friedell and Baxter Holmes, and on the “same night they lost DeMarcus Cousins to a potentially season-ending quad injury” too.
According to a graphic on ESPN, in the final 19:30 of the game, the Clippers outscored the Warriors 72 to 37, going 27-39 from the field, 5-9 from three, with only seven turnovers, while the Warriors managed to only net 8-27, 2-11 from three, with 14 turnovers.
“We came out second half, did some defensive things, coverages were different. Overall, coming out of the locker room in the second half, we played a lot harder, was a lot more aggressive. We went downhill and played basically Clippers basketball.”