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CP3 "you just try to find a way to win."
Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan made a lot of noise exiting the post game presser while Paul started taking answers.
Of course D.Lee is gonna struggle to score inside against Jordan/Griffin. How about getting him a face-up once in while?
Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan are quite giggly together at the podium in this post game presser.
Blake says the biggest areas of concern this offseason were 3-pt D and transition D. Warriors have tested both.
Most would feel Stephen Curry would take that final shot. No lie, I thought it was headed to Andre Iguodala. We've seen that before too.
Blake Griffin is talking about the growth of the team when Paul went down... His personal growth speaks volumes. http://t.co/jHtQNItgw4
Big picture: Disjointed series; still time; Warriors almost won tonight & weren't good; One 3-pt barrage away from regaining momentum.
Blake Griffin: "When it came down to it we got stops when we needed to but we can't let them back in the game like that."
Chuck on the Pacers: "Gonna be a long night with all that crying at the hotel."
Clippers must avoid the got-what-we-came-here-to-do mentality to win Game 4. The Warriors couldn't in Game 2 and lost.
Definitely a foul. He got Curry twice. But that's an OG move by CP3
TNT crew crossed the line tonight.
Yes, Curry played solid floor game, but that's not what makes him special. Scoring makes him special and he's not doing it now.
Actually, after a 2nd look,CP was pushing Curry's body
Curry acknowledged the contact to body, but said there's "no point" in complaining about it now. He said refs looked for contact on release.
Shaq is out of control. Too funny.
Curry said he thought elbow to the waist while you're shooting is automatic foul. Paul then got him on his elbow
Blake Griffin is really, really, really good now.
Curry: "That's my go-to move, the step back. I'm not going to air ball that."
Mark Jackson on Steph's final shot: "He's supposed to be able to land, clearly he wasn't able to. I'm not looking for an apology tomorrow."
Mark Jackson: "It's going to be a long series. We've already talked about it."
Jackson: "It's going to be a long series. ... Our job is to take care of Sunday because we've proven we can go there and win."
Mark Jackson was asked if he thought the last play was a foul. He said: "I'm not looking for an apology tomorrow."
Mark Jackson on last play with Curry/Paul: "You're supposed to be able to come down...I'm not looking for an apology tomorrow though."
"I'm not looking for an apology tomorrow." -- Mark Jackson on the final play
Jackson also said: "Chris did a good job getting his hands on him" and "When you go up for a shot, you're supposed to be able to come down."
"Chris did a good job of putting his hands on [Curry]. When he went up for the shot, you're supposed to be able to come down." Mark Jackson
Mark Jackson brought it up on his own: "I thought the best close out of the night was the last shot" ... Gave a smirk.
Mark Jackson, asked if the Warriors and the bigs in particular are flinching inside against DeAndre Jordan: "You're right."
"I thought I initiated enough contact," Curry said. ... Doc Rivers said ref is not going to "bail him out" in that situation.
Stephen Curry: "Obviously it was a 50/50 call. I thought it should've went my way, but it didn't. It's a frustrating way to end the game."
So, Warriors fans, would you like an acknowledgement from the NBA tomorrow that Curry was fouled? Or would that make it worse?
Really interested to hear Future’s next album, since Actavis announced they’re discontinuing prometh/codeine syrup.
It's OK if you guys tell me I "suck" at things btw. My own friends do. I can certainly handle it from people I'll never meet. (Hopefully.)
For those wondering, the officials for Warriors-Clippers game were Ken Mauer, Eric Lewis and Ed Malloy.
Doc Rivers not happy even w/home court back: "There’s going to be a game soon where both teams play great. That’s the game we have to get."
Doc Rivers said Curry just jumped into Chris Paul on that final three.
Doc Rivers: "Blake tonight was just the man. He was awesome for us."
"I don't think a ref is going to bail anybody out on that play." Doc Rivers on Chris Paul's defense on Stephen Curry
This just in: Paul George texted photos of Roy InHibbit's naked box score...
Doc Rivers still concerned about Chris Paul's hamstring. Saw him grab the back of the right leg a couple times, almost took CP3 out.
DeAndre Jordan is averaging 5 blocks a game.
Doc Rivers said he saw Chris Paul grab the back of his leg twice. Added that he was very close to pulling him from the game.
Doc Rivers: a lot of the Warriors 3-pointers were on broken plays and can't do much about that.
And we get Houston-Portland at the Rose Garden tomorrow. Love u playoffs.
I feel bad for keeping everyone awake, so if everything goes well, we'll announce it around 12 pm PST (noon). Sound good? Cool.
Warriors flat out screwed as officiaks blow not one but two calls down stretch.
Guarantee Steph won't complain about the last play.
This has nothing to do w anything, but I'm playing basketball non-stop when not writing. And I hate that there's nowhere to play at 1:30 am.
Clippers got it done. Now time for Sports Central... who's playing Twitter Thursday with me?
Shaq, Kenny and Chuck are saying that Chris Paul "obviously" fouled Stephen Curry. "Not even close." "Awful call, how did they miss that?"
It is going to have to be a blatant hack to get a call there. What cost the GSW the game was not call but rather that stretch of the 3rd.
OAKLAND - Warriors convert 6 of 31 from three-point range. Can guess what Charles and Shaq are going to say ...
I know the Warriors lost, but I just have to say that those late shots by Steph Curry were incredible. He is so much fun to watch.
Clippers Win a thriller. Top GSW in Oakland 98-96. 32P for Griffin and 22 Reb for Jordan. Take 2-1 series lead and regain home-court.
Final: Clippers 98-96. L.A. takes 2-1 lead, with Game 4 at Oracle on Sunday afternoon.
Rod Thorn has dictated an admission refs botched Green's 6th foul, but approved permitting Blake 2 stick head & hand into defenders chest
The Thunder is now 0-5 in Game 3's when the series is tied 1-1, including 0-3 against Memphis.
Curry's problem is that he's not as good a flopper as Paul.
Difficult call to make. But there was contact that affected the shot.
There was some contact there, but not enough to warrant a foul called in that situation.
You can’t bank on getting that call. There was contact but not enough for them to call it that late.
Live by 3, die by 3.
My word how good have these playoffs been...incredible entertainment tonight
Really good D by Chris Paul. Seeing the replays over and over again just magnifies that more and more.
I know Curry has been great at the end of games--but that's a bad shot. Refs aren't going to call CP3 for a foul there. Good D by him.
Gregg Popovich's most hated question. "How important..."
That's some damn good D from CP3 knowing they ain't gonna call it unless it was straight open field tackle...
Chris Paul will be at the podium in 20, but first he has to scream at every person in the building
Great D on last play by CP3
Chris Paul got away with shoving Curry. Clearly pushed him in the waist with his left hand.
What a game. Let's do that four more times.
Great defense by Chris Paul. Defensively clutch.
Lets count the CP3 fouls on that possession
Probably a foul, though. I guess.
Paul and Mark Jackson and other coaches definitely exchanging words and glares right now.
Give'th and take'th away. Didn't like that last look. Gotta get a better shot. A better look. Good D by Paul. Good win for the Clips
Whew that was close. Clippers hold off Warriors, 98-96. Mark Jackson isn't going quietly
DeAndre Jordan's 22 rebounds tie Bob McAdoo for the Clippers playoff franchise record.
That was amazing defense by Chris Paul. Props.
Steph’s foot might have been on the line anyway.
That was that 1990s defense.
Great defense by Chris Paul there.
FINAL: Clippers 98, Warriors 96. Clippers lead the series 2-1. Blake Griffin with 32 points. DeAndre Jordan with 14 points and 22 rebounds.
Clippers get the win up 2-1 - take back HCA - Curry couldn't hit the 3 to win
Chris Paul’s defense, as it has been all series, was tremendous.
I'll say Klay
Stephen Curry is so hot he can melt worlds right now.
Mark Jackson should probably draw this one up for that Steph Curry kid. He's pretty good.
The eternal Warriors question: Curry off the ball or in pick-and-roll action?
Any guess who the Warriors might go to here, needing a 2 to tie, a 3 to win with 8.6 seconds to go?
And yes, I predict Curry going for the win. Along with EVERYONE else.
Clippers 98, Warriors 96 with 8.6 seconds left. Warriors ball.
This is probably the series right here. Warriors down 98-96 with 8.6 seconds left and the ball
So what happens if Paul's halfcourt heave goes in?
Not sure there is a player in the league that causes more anxiety when your team is trying to protect a lead than Steph Curry
LAC 98 - GST 96 with 8.6 left - Warriors ball - game is up for grabs still
Clips now 10-23 FTs. This shouldn't even be close, honestly.
What an amazing finish. Steph and CP3 delightful.
Chris Paul at the free-throw line again. Yikes. Who would have thunk it?
CP splits on two FT's. Clippers up 2 with 8.6 left
Yes, Steph Curry vs. the World there for the last minute.
Clippers lead 98-96 with 8.6 seconds left after Paul makes 1-of-2 FTs. Warriors have ball and just took timeout.
All hail King Curry
what is happening
Georgetown fans know Steph Curry well
Paul was in the air when Curry touched him.
Steph tried hard to get that Reggie call.
Game on the line and official makes horrendous call against Warriors. Unbelievable.
Stephen Curry is a freak.
NBA Jam two-man game. Always works.
They can’t let CP3 get away with that.
If there's any more evidence that Stephen Curry needs to simply force the issue by hoisting tough threes, it's these last couple minutes.
Can't breathe can't speak whaaaaaaaaaaayyc
Oh my, Steph Curry.
CP3 almost made that.
And, he didn't.
Chris Paul works so hard to get this call.
Stephen Curry just switched to rookie mode in his video game.
This is why peeps dont like Blake... he gets away with stuff like that
I think that's Flip in disguise next to Izzo in the Oracle Arena stands tonight, don't you?
Where are the flopper chants now, Oakland? Sparty teaches drama up there?
Horrible call. Awful. That was a push.
Not a terrific call.
That should be a no call or a charge. Tough call on Draymond.
Draymond Green fouls out.
When you play like a superstar, you get superstar calls.
Oh oh. Warriors charging
He's got to hit one here
Stephen, go to your room.
Remember to look for three components of possible flagrant fouls: windup, contact and follow-through.
They should make officials watch two screens for these flagrant reviews: One with the actual play, one with the Pistons 30-for-30.
Lol angry guy in the stands
Flagrant downgraded to a common foul. Draymond, you can stay.
Making a play on the ball still not a part of the flagrant foul rule.
Third flagrant foul called in tonight's game, under review... would be second on Draymond Green.
If they keep this as a flagrant, that would be absurd - even for a crew including Ed Malloy.
How is that a flagrant? How is that even a thought?
One of the best DeAndre Jordan games I’ve seen in his career.
CP popped up off the ground pretty upset after that last foul. Looked harmless enough from press row.
Steph Curry gives Green a hand slap after the flagrant is announced.
The insistence of the Warriors to go right at DeAndre is kind of amusing.
29 other starting point guards would have gone at Iguodala. Paul called over Matt Barnes to get the switch on Lee.
Chris Paul is such a glorious bastard. Shoved Draymond Green on that last drawn foul and then went over to hang out near the ref.
Clippers are just better.
Back-breaking shot by CP3. Not a dagger. But close.
Chris Paul 3 might have been too much for Warriors to overcome after expending so much energy. They trail Clippers, 94-86. 2:40 left.
Who uses more hand gestures in-game, Chris Paul or Peyton Manning?
Chris Paul throwing some haymakers right now.
What a game.
After lead trimmed to 1, Clippers go on 7-0 run to push Warriors behind 94-86 with 2:40 left.
Oh yeah, CP3
Chris Paul is an absolute ferocious savage of a man.
Chris Paul buries a 3 then taunts the Warriors' bench
Chris Paul looks like Chris Paul again.
People say they want better officiating. But better officiating should have ejected McRoberts. Bobcats got a major break.
I don't know if I'll be able to sleep tonight, but all I can say right now is that I'm very, very excited. And you will be too. Guaranteed.
DeAndre Jordan comes in and David Lee promptly resumes missing shots in the paint.
If somehow the Warriors were to pull something off here, it'd be really, really tough to try to explain.
Blake Griffin is very aware that he is 5 inches taller than Draymond Green.
Blake Griffin with the silly--and I mean silly, I tell ya--baseline jumper to beat the shot clock.
O man... Klay thompson just posted cp3 up
Klay Thompson going to work a bit with his post-up game against Chris Paul. Also sets up Curry for three if defense drops to help there.
Here come the Dubs....down 1 4:00 to play
Clippers 87, Warriors 86 with 4:05 left in the 4th quarter.
Here come the Warriors
Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson have gone from drip and drab back to splish and splash.
three point game after Klay's 3
Steph Curry three, Blake Griffin dunk. That sequence was this series for beginners.
Pretty sure Draymond just lost a fingernail contesting that Griffin dunk.
Matt Barnes and his gross toe check back in.
That’s a HORNS wrinkle Golden State has used a lot of late.
And Blake dunk.
Curry finally makes a 3 ... 85-81 Clippers
And, Curry 3.
Big possessions for the Clippers' D
Draymond Green: 13 points, 10 rebounds in 27 minutes.
DeAndre Jordan back in with 5:50 left. Time for Warriors to intentionally foul him?
As we saw here last year, Darren Collison will make a crazy off balance shot on ya
Are people really checking for phones with heart monitors on them? Is that a deciding factor?
David Lee getting all the points you forget about if/when Warriors come back and win.
Finally joined Instagram while watching Clips-Warriors. Follow me at ChrisBroussard68
DJ was sitting at scorer's table as Warriors got 2 put back layups
Doc left Big Baby in there wayyyyy too long.
Warriors should have been rewarded for that defensive set - but Collison took it away with a wild one
Chris Paul Assist.
Draymond Green continues to spark EVERYTHING for the Dubs
Bazemore and Rush are also in the crowd (with Jack). If anything, all these returners speaks to how much they liked it here.
Superb ball movement on the break for the Clips. Can't do it better.
Kent Bazemore and Brandon Rush getting a standing ovation from the Warriors fans at the Warriors-Clippers game.
Lee's coming back in for Barnes.
Kent Bazemore showing up at a Golden State Warriors game is the Lakers' lone contribution to the playoffs.
Kent Bazemore is here. I'm so excited. He's dancing on big screen now.
That Iguodala turnover/CP3 steal and conversion a huge play. Bucket there by Warriors gets Oracle going again.
Won't be seeing Jordan Crawford, Blake or Speights at all in the second half. I don't know that but I know that.
This game has had so many outstanding plays.
After rugged 1st game. Jamal is shooting 50% in last 2.
There's an old rule that anyone who plays basketball knows: NEVER, ever, make a bounce pass in transition when you're in the key.
Great play by Paul, but why did Iguodala throw a bounce pass?
Warriors' turned a 2-1 fast break into an open layup for the Clippers
Chris Paul has been so, so good on defense this series.
What a pass by Curry.
Barnes' toe not dislocated just jammed. Should be back on the floor
Official word: Matt Barnes has a jammed left big toe. He will return.
Something I haven't seen even one of tonight: a fan wearing a Clippers jersey, t-shirt or hat. It appears to be an all-Warriors crowd.
MISTAH FAB in the house-- on the mic pumpin up the crowd, yelling "WARRIORRRRSSSS"
LAC DeAndre Jordan entering 4th quarter with 21 rebounds. Playoff record for rebounds? 41 - Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia vs. Boston,4/5/67
DeAndre (21 rebounds) is 1 away from tying McAdoo's franchise playoff record and 5 away from the most in an NBA playoff game in 29 years.
"Guys, we have a song called 'One Headlight.' It would be PERFECT for a motorcycle commercial."
Half the Warriors spent a lot of this timeout looking up at the Mistah Fab video on the big screen.
Clippers 75,Warriors 64 end of 3rd; Blake 25, 7. DeAndre 14, 21. Crawford 13; CP 5; Curry 7, 10; Lee 8, 3. Warriors 2-20 3PT, 16 TOs(23 pts)
I have to stop agreeing to 8 am radio spots during the NBA postseason. Sleep has long been sacrificed.
Clippers 75, Warriors 64 at the end of the third quarter. The Clippers were up by as many as 18 in the quarter.
Clippers lead Warriors 75-64 end of third
Matt Barnes has a jammed left big toe and will return.
Matt Barnes has a jammed left big toe, Clippers way. Will return
Matt Barnes, jammed left big toe, will return.
TNT just had me watch the Clippers trainer reset someone's dislocated toe. I don't know how to feel about this.
More surprising finish: Thunder/Grizzlies or tonight's Parks and Recreation?
Jamal Crawford dropping Klay Thompson. He heats up and it's over.
Danny Granger with the dumbest foul of the night for the Clips ... and that's saying something.
Matt Barnes just got a technical for screaming at his toe. AK
Andre cash rules everything around me CREAM get the money Iguodala-dolla bills y'all &1
Barnes has a dislocated toe and training staff is trying to snap it back in. Ask Kobe what that feels like. He dislocated his finger in game
Matt Barnes flopping on the bench getting his dislocated toe reset, SMH.
Jamal Crawford back suddenly - that's big for LAC