In his first year in the NBA, Shamet experienced the exhilaration of betting on himself by leaving early and being drafted in the first round, earning a spot in the rotation for a title contender, then being blindsided by a trade in the middle of the season. “I learned really fast about what the business side of the NBA was like,” Shamet said. “I’m glad in hindsight it did all happen when it did this early in my career. Moving forward I don’t feel like there’s anything that’s going to hit me that I don’t know how to handle.”
Shamet delivered on the biggest stage, as it was his three-pointer with 16 seconds left in Game 2 of a first-round series against the Golden State Warriors that highlighted the biggest comeback in NBA playoff history, as the Clippers erased a 31-point deficit to win 135-131 at Oracle Arena on April 15. The next day, the Clippers’ front office had enlarged a picture of the shot and framed it for Shamet. “It was better being on the road because of the reaction,” Shamet said, grinning. “You can hear it and feel the energy get sucked out of the arena. I like moments like that when you’re on the road more and you can feel it in the arena. It was a really cool memory.”
“I think it’s very motivating for us to try to sweep this series and have that time off,” Green said on Sunday. “Obviously we’re a little banged up so nine days off would be great for us. Allow Andre [Iguodala] time to heal, Shaun [Livingston]’s old — but also allow the possibility of Kevin [Durant] and DeMarcus [Cousins] to get healthy and come back as well. So I think it’s very important for us to come out tomorrow with the right mindset. We didn’t do that against the Clippers. “
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