The Los Angeles Clippers make major comeback in the playoffs

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Kyle Abruzzo

History has been made just a few days after the National Basketball Association playoffs have started. The Los Angeles Clippers came back against the Golden State Warriors when they were down by as much as 31 points. This is the largest postseason comeback in NBA history.

Lou Williams from the Clippers was the scoring leader of the game with 36 points; Stephen Curry was runner up to this with 29 points, where 15 of them came from three point attempts.

The Clippers were losing by a score of 73 to 50 at halftime which seemed bad enough. During the beginning of the third quarter, the Warriors extended their lead to as much as 31 points. Gradually throughout the rest of the third quarter, the Clippers started to come back.

At the start of the fourth quarter, Golden State was winning by a score of 108-94. Then after a really strong effort by the Clippers, they tied it up with a minute and ten seconds remaining in the game.

Down by one point with 15.9 seconds to go, Clippers shooting guard Landy Shamet hit a three point shot to put his team up two points. On the next possession, Stephen Curry attempted a three point shot and missed. Montrezl Harrell came down with the rebound which sealed off the comeback win for the Clippers.

Reflecting on the game, the head coach of the Clippers had a positive outlook.

”We changed a couple things offensively and defensively in the third on the fly. It worked out for us. But I thought it was our spirit more than anything,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said in an interview after the game.

This game brought the series equal to one win apiece. The next game will be played back in Los Angeles with the Clippers at home.