Apr 19, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) drives the lane past Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul (3) and center Ryan Hollins (15) in the first half in game one during the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Warriors Look To Steal Two Games vs. Clippers: Game Preview


Winning one out of two playoff games on the road to begin a series would be considered a victory, but winning two games would be straight-up robbery.

The Golden State Warriors have a chance tonight to go up 2-0 on the Los Angeles Clippers after winning Game 1 on Saturday afternoon, 109-105.

It was a close and controversial game, with the referees making questionable calls against both teams. One pivotal play was when Draymond Green appeared to foul Chris Paul late in the game with the Warriors up by two, but the foul was not called, instead, it was ruled that Paul had knocked the ball out of bounds. The NBA issued an apology for the missed call on Sunday.

But regardless of the referees, the Warriors persevered. A lot of players stepped up, from Harrison Barnes to Draymond Green. Stephen Curry was held relatively quiet with just 14 points and zero in the fourth quarter. Instead, Curry dished to teammates, and David Lee had himself a playoff career-high with 20 points. The Clippers’ game plan was to shut down Curry, which they did, but that led to other players getting better opportunities.

The Warriors took advantage of those opportunities in Game 1, and if they wish to head back home up 2-0 in the series, they will need to do the same in Game 2.

Injury Report

GSW: Andrew Bogut (fractured rib) and Festus Ezeli (recovery from right knee surgery) are out.

LAC: None.

Probable Starters

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Game Info

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