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Join us Monday at 7:30 p.m. for all the live scoring, news and analysis as the Warriors host the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 2 of their first-round Western Conference playoffs series at Oracle.
The Warriors, who grabbed a 1-0 series edge with Saturday night’s 121-104 victory, weren’t satisfied with how things went, despite the win. Golden State was sloppy at times (a whopping 21 turnovers, many of the careless variety) and also watched as star Kevin Durant seemed to get baited into an episode with Clippers antagonist Patrick Beverley that saw both ejected.
Durant promised to show better composure and Golden State, when challenged, has done a nice job in the past of fixing its turnover issues.
Stephen Curry was spectacular in the opener, despite concerns over a sprained foot he suffered a week ago. The Warriors sharpshooter scored 38 points, including an eye-popping 8-of-11 on 3-pointers. Curry, who passed Ray Allen for most career postseason 3-pointers, was also outstanding on the boards while grabbing a career-best 15 rebounds.
The Clippers can point to a stretch in the late first half where their chances to steal a Game 1 victory were compromised. L.A. used magnificent first-half performances from reserves Montrezl Harrell (22 of his 26 points) and Lou Williams to tie Golden State at 51-all before the Warriors erupted for a 16-5 run to close the half.
It’s possible the Warriors will see a lot more of both Harrell and Williams in Game 2 – there’s a chance either or both could start.
Los Angeles, though, will need much better scoring efforts from three of its starters who combined for just six points. Landry Shamet (3 points), Beverley (3 points) and center Ivica Zubac (0 points) were held in check on Saturday.
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Here are the projected starting lineups:
C DeMarcus CousinsPF Draymond GreenSF Kevin DurantSG Klay ThompsonPG Stephen Curry
C Ivica ZubacPF Danilo GallinariSF Landry ShametSG Patrick BeverleyPG Shai Gilgeous-Alexander To view the live updates feed on your mobile device click here.Reading this on your phone or tablet? Check out our free mobile app. Get it from the Apple app store or the Google Play store.For complete Warriors coveragefollow us on Flipboard.
Turnover fun facts: Common turnovers fillings include fruits such as apples, blueberries and cherries, meats like chicken, beef and pork, vegetables such as sweet potatoes, and savory ingredients like cheese.
Turnover not-so-fun facts for the Clippers: They already have nine.Clippers can’t convert on a 2-on-1 fast break, then turn the ball over again, which Golden State turns into a fastbreak bucket. Clippers haven’t been able to make simple plays in Game 2, which in turn have enabled easy buckets for GSW.Andrew Bogut (414 playoff rebounds) has passed Clifford Ray (411) for sixth place on the Warriors’ all-time postseason rebounds list.Kerr bout to break a …read more
Source:: Daily times