Clippers locked in, loose with their season on the line vs. Warriors

PLAYA VIEW– The Clippers, as Lou Williams sensibly placed it, got their butts kicked in Video game 3.

But they really did not lose their bearings or seem even to fret much, also versus the superstar-studded, two-time protecting NBA champ Golden State Warriors who had actually taken a 2-1 lead in a best-of-seven first-round collection that, remember, they entered as 100-to-1 underdogs.

Coach Doc Rivers and his team just maintained working, putting JaMychal Environment-friendly, a qualified shooter, into the schedule to further spread out the floor, challenging young point player Shai Gilgeous-Alexander to complete more fiercely and also, as an outcome, prevented one more butt-kicking … … yet lost Game 4 anyway.

Pushed to the precipice, a solitary fault from the end of their remarkably effective season, the Clippers revealed up for job Wednesday like it was any kind of other day at the workplace. They were all smiles at shootaround and also secured yet loose throughout their pregame routines.

“I was simply talking with Landry (Shamet) concerning that,” Clippers guard Garrett Holy place said after their amazingly convincing 129-121 Video game 5 triumph in Oakland. “We were actual loosened. We understood what we needed to do, that it was do or pass away, as well as we appeared and also simply hooped.”

“For certain,” rookie guard Jerome Robinson claimed. “We were super-confident coming right into this video game that we were mosting likely to be able to do what we required to do.”

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