Mobile Home | Desktop Version
NBA Playoffs -- Curry eight 3s jumpstart Warriors' three-peat bid
By Jason Aniel
Mon, 15 Apr 2019
OAKLAND —The Golden State Warriors’ quest to become the first NBA team to score a three-peat in 17 years began with a rocking start as they took Game 1 against the Los Angeles Clippers, 121-104. on Saturday at the Oracle Arena.
The Clippers, seeded eighth in the Western Conference, were actually the last team to eliminate the Warriors in the playoffs five years ago, but this time, they were overpowered by the three-time defending champs and the top seed.
Klay Thompson (12), Draymond Green (17) and Kevin Durant (23) all notched double-figures in points.
But it was the marksmanship of Steph Curry that carried the day for Golden State. Curry finished with 38 points, hitting 11 of 16 field goals and 8-of-12 triples. He also swished 8-of-9 free throws and passed Ray Alllen for the most three- pointers made in playoffs history with 386.
Even after the Clippers traded away their best player Tobias Harris to the Philadelphia Sixers, they still made the playoffs with a bunch of well-coached gritty players. Bench players, Montrezl Harrell, 26 points, and Lou Williams, 25 points, led the Clippers in scoring.
With 4:41 left in the fourth quarter and the outcome virtually determined, Durant and Patrick Beverly were both ejected after they would not stop jawing at each other. Both were face-to-face on several occasions during the game.
Recent PhilBoxing articles:
Results from Mumbai, India: Chauhan and Kumar Battle to a Draw
By Carlos Costa, Tue, 23 Apr 2019Casimero to resolve issues
By Joaquin Henson, Tue, 23 Apr 2019Roy Jones Jr. Says Amir Khan Should Apologize For Quitting
By , Tue, 23 Apr 2019Anthony Joshua stars in knockout new TV advert for William Hill
By , Tue, 23 Apr 201964 STILL STANDING AS PARTYPOKER US OPEN HEADS INTO DECISIVE DAY
By , Tue, 23 Apr 2019Jeffrey "Jeff" de Luna leads Pinoys' charge in US 9-Ball Pool
By Marlon Bernardino, Tue, 23 Apr 2019Arum dives blind for instant Superfight
By Recah Trinidad, Tue, 23 Apr 2019PROGRAIS: I WILL PUT ON A SHOW THAT THE FANS WON’T FORGET
By , Tue, 23 Apr 2019DANIEL 'MIRACLE MAN' JACOBS INTERNATIONAL MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL TRANSCRIPT
By , Tue, 23 Apr 2019GGG vs ROLLS - MSG June 8 on DAZN - Press Conference Highlights & Interviews
By , Tue, 23 Apr 2019Terence Crawford Says Amir Khan Quitting Was 'Easy Way Out'
By , Tue, 23 Apr 2019YAMAGUCHI FALCAO TO FACE FORMER AMATEUR RIVAL CHRISTOPHER PEARSON
By , Tue, 23 Apr 2019Teofimo Lopez continues Takeover with stoppage over Tatli at Madison Square Garden
By , Tue, 23 Apr 2019Venegas and Coronado Score Impressive Knockout Victories
By , Tue, 23 Apr 2019Dick DiVeronica embodies spirit of New York State Boxing Hall of Fame
By , Tue, 23 Apr 2019