OAKLAND – The Los Angeles Clippers come into the Oracle Arena and know that winning means moving the home-based advantage in their favor and bringing them closer to vacationing.
Warriors know that if the teams meet for the first match of the first round of the Western Conference playoff series, then the Clippers will definitely win on Monday night. The coverage of the NBC Sports Bay Area game begins at 6 pm with Warriors Outsiders, followed by Warriors Pregame with a 7:40 pm tip.
Due to a 121-104 victory in Game 1 on Saturday, the favored warriors have a 1-0 lead in the series. They also learned that even if Stephen Curry is brilliant – as in 38 points with 16 strokes and 15 career highs – rebounds – they have to do better.
After all, they committed 21 sales, six of DeMarcus cousins, who drove in his second leg debut in 21 minutes.
LA needs to find production from sources other than the Ace reserves Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell, who had scored 51 points in Game 1. The starting grid was only 39 points.
warrior F – Kevin Durant. F – Draymond Green. C – DeMarcus's cousins. G – Klay Thompson. G – Stephen Curry
Clippers F – Shai Gilgeous – Alexander F – Danilo Gallinari C – Ivaca Zubac G – Landry Shamet G – Patrick Beverley
Warrior: C Damian Jones (L-Breast Surgery) is listed as out.
Clippers: None reported
Warrior: Expect cousins to recover from a bad Game 1, the first appearance of his career after the season ended, where he scored nine points (4-12 FG) and nine rebounds, as well as the six rewards, before bouncing back in 21 minutes ausfaulte. , , Thompson also had a subpares offensive play, scoring 12 points (5 of 14 FG, 1-6 3p). He was, however, a defense factor with three blocks and one theft. , , Coach Steve Kerr reiterated that the Hamptons 5 (Curry, Durant, Green, Thompson and Andre Iguodala) were his preferred unit. He pointed out that the group had better numbers than any other team in the NBA. , , C / F Kevon Looney (plus 30 in 17 minutes) and Iguodala (plus 19 in 26 minutes) were very effective, especially in defense in Game 1 and will likely play similar minutes in Game 2.
Clippers: Coach Doc Rivers experimented in Game 1 and put the 6-1 Beverley on the 6-11 Durant, scoring mixed results. This is far from enough to change the series. It is therefore conceivable that Beverley will return to his usual assignment Curry, which set fire to LA (38 points, 11 of 16 FG, 8-12 3p). , , After the great success with the pick-and-roll by Williams-Harrell there is no reason to break away from it. Even though the warriors will make adjustments, it would be wise to keep LA until it is no longer effective. , , The key to the Clippers is to offend the rest of the team, especially Gallinari and Shamet, who scored five out of 20 in Game 1. Apart from Williams and Harrell, LA scored 27.6 percent (16-58).
Officer: Ken Mauer (Crew Chief), Josh Tiven, Nick Buchert