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Figures and facts from Warriors-Pelicans Game 4

Four-game sweeps in Warriors franchise playoff history; the other was the 1975 NBA Finals. Last time the Warriors closed out a playoff series on the road (they beat the Spurs in a five-game, first-round series). Warriors’ three-point shooting percentage (13-for-24) in Game 4; the Pelicans shot 22.7 percent (5-for-22). Points and rebounds, respectively, for Green, giving him a double-double in all four games. Curry’s scoring average in the series. First-half points for the Warriors, their most in the first half of a playoff game since Game 3 against Utah in 2007 (a span of 26...
First round, Game 4 preview: L.A. Clippers at Spurs

First round, Game 4 preview: L.A. Clippers at Spurs

Continuing to turn the defensive screws in each successive outing, the Spurs can put the Clippers in a 3-1 hammerlock Sunday at the AT&T Center.

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Bulls go up 3-0 on Bucks with double-OT win

Derrick Rose scored 34 points, Jimmy Butler added 24 and the Chicago Bulls beat the Bucks 113-106 in double overtime in Milwaukee on Thursday night to take a 3-0 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series. Butler got the second overtime off to a rousing start, intercepting a backcourt pass from Giannis Antetokounmpo and racing in for a layup. LeBron James scored 31 points, and Cleveland moved one win away from a sweep in its first playoff series in five years. ... No NBA team has won a series after trailing 3-0.

Tony Parker's status uncertain for Game 3 against Clippers

Tim Duncan put it succinctly after Game 2 on Wednesday night, saying he was "very concerned" to learn that Tony Parker had tightness in his right Achilles' tendon that forced the San Antonio guard to depart late during the Spurs' overtime win over the Clippers.
Los Angeles Times Apr 23, 2015

Clippers have to close in pivotal playoff games or they are finished

It's the final seconds of a pivotal playoff game. The Clippers are within a dribble of a defining victory.
Orange County Register Apr 23, 2015
Clippers' Blake Griffin takes blame for Game 2 loss

Clippers' Blake Griffin takes blame for Game 2 loss

LOS ANGELES – Blake Griffin took the blame for the Clippers’ 111-107 loss to San Antonio in Game 2 of their playoff series Wednesday. “That game is pretty much 100 percent on me,” Griffin said after his turnover while trying a...

Clippers need to refocus after Game 2 loss

There was something the Clippers did not want to make room for as they packed their belongings for the two most pivotal games of their season.
Los Angeles Times Apr 23, 2015

Watch the Clippers' dunk line before their Game 2 loss to the Spurs

The Clippers are known for their high-flying act. To get themselves hyped for games, they do a pregame dunk line.
Los Angeles Times Apr 23, 2015

Shaq: Charles Barkley said during Game 2 that Clippers would sweep Spurs

When the Clippers were up, 94-92, over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 2, Charles Barkley apparently started celebrating. Then Blake Griffin committed a costly turnover with 11.9 seconds left, leading to Patty Mills making two free throws, which forced the game into overtime.

Warriors: All business in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — NBA coaches are usually a little anxious about their players having multiple off nights in New Orleans, a city filled with top-notch cuisine, great music and plenty of opportunities for all-night fun and trouble along Bourbon Street. Wednesday, they had a team dinner in one of their hotel conference rooms after practice.
San Jose Mercury News Apr 23, 2015

Draymond Green, Anthony Davis shared a stage

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green and New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis got to know each other during festivities for the 2012 John R. Wooden Award won by Davis.

Draymond Green feels like Al Gore

The Defensive Player of the Year voting reminded Draymond Green of the 2000 Presidential Election, when Al Gore won the popular vote but not the election. The Warriors’ power forward got a league-high 45 first-place votes in results released Thursday, but he was left off 42 of the 129 ballots filed by media. San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard had 37 first-place votes, 41 second-place votes and 25 third-place votes for 333 total points - 16 more than Green. Green’s second-place finish was better than any Warrior in franchise history, and Bogut’s sixth-place finish was fourth - behind...
Los Angeles Times Apr 23, 2015

Will Doc Rivers really launch investigation into DeAndre Jordan snub?

Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said in March that if DeAndre Jordan doesn't win defensive player of the year, there needs to be an investigation.

Live updates: Warriors vs. Pelicans, Game 3, Thursday at 6 p.m.

Stay on top of all the action as the Golden State Warriors look to take a 3-0 NBA playoff series lead over the New Orleans Pelicans.The post Live updates: Warriors vs. Pelicans, Game 3, Thursday at 6 p.m. appeared first on Inside the Warriors.

Spurs' Tony Parker left Game 2 with tightness in right Achilles

The San Antonio Spurs return home with a 1-1 split of the first two games they so desperately wanted to happen, but they also go to San Antonio with an even more banged up Tony Parker in the Western Conference playoffs.

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