OAKLAND, California — Lou Williams (36 points, 11 assists) led the Los Angeles Clippers to the largest postseason comeback in NBA history as they climbed from 31 points down on the road to stun the Golden State Warriors 135-131 on Monday night.
“That’s a record we didn’t necessarily want to have. We’ll take it,” Williams said. “You’re competitive and you get lost in the game. Once you cut the lead to 12, you cut the lead to 10, then you realize you’ve got a game going. I’m one of those guys who can get hot.”
Williams scored 17 of his playoff career-high in the third to match Chris Paul’s postseason franchise record done May 5, 2014, against Oklahoma City.
The comeback topped a 29-point comeback by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1989 Western Conference semifinals over Seattle.
“It’s who we are, said Doc Rivers, Clippers coach. “We talked about that. Every timeout, it’s just who we are. Be us. We said it: ‘Let’s be us. Don’t change. Keep playing the way we play.'”
The Clippers will return home to the Staples Center to face off against the defending champs who might be without DeMarcus Cousins (quad injury) who exited the game in the first quarter.
Game 3 is on Thursday at Staples Center. The series is tied 1-1.
Written by Andrew Mitchell for Woodlawn Post Sports (NBA)
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