Last night, the Los Angeles Clippers completed the greatest single-game comeback in NBA history against the Golden State Warriors.
Going into halftime, the Warriors had a comfortable 23 point lead, and at one time in the third quarter, were up 31 points against the LA Clippers.
Nobody would have blamed you if you turned off the game by halftime. But if you were brave enough to continue watching the game after 7:31 left in the third quarter, you were fortunate enough to watch sports history.
The ragtag bunch of players for the Clippers, lead by Lou Williams; went on a 72-27 point run and scored a whopping 85 points in the second half against the two time defending champs.
The 32-year-old Williams, who came off the bench, only had one field goal in the first half. But the man came out on fire in the second half scoring 36 points and adding 11 assists.
The Clippers were aided by a Demarcus Cousins calf injury and a Kevin Durant foul out. But with 16 seconds left. the Lou Williams fearing Warriors double-teamed him, which inevitably lead to their downfall. That double team led to a clutch 3-pointer by Landry Shamet and a few free throws from Montrezl Harrell. This sealed the historic 31 point comeback and the 135-131 win over the so-called juggernauts of the NBA.
This game showed that the Warriors are still in regular season mode. It also showed that a team who shouldn’t have even been in the playoffs after trading away their best player, Tobias Harris, are here to play!
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