When: Saturday, April 15, 2019, 10:30 pm ET
Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
Watch Live: TNT
We are up for the Game 2 of the Warriors vs Clippers series at the Oracle Arena on Monday night.
Warriors won the first game by 121-104 on Saturday night. Curry had a phenomenal first playoff game of this season as he led the Warriors squad scoring 38 points and 15 rebounds alongside Kevin Durant who scored 23 points on the night. Draymond Green was equally impressive with 17 points along with seven rebounds in the game. Also, Klay Thompson and DeMarcus Cousins, both had an average game, finishing with 12 and 9 points on the night.
Clippers will be looking to level the series after losing their first game of this round. Montrezl Harrell led the Clippers in scoring with 26 points and five rebounds coming off the bench. Next highest scorer, was Lou Williams who scored 25 points and nine assists. Also, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander chipped in 18 points and five rebounds along with Gallinari who scored 15 points and eight rebounds.
Let’s have a look at the stats for the game 1 to have a better look at what went wrong for the LA Clippers and right for the Warriors.
As a team, the Clippers took 94 field goal attempts and converted just 38 of them having a 40% shooting night. On the other hand, the Warriors had 91 attempts and converted 45 out of them with 49% shooting.
If we take a look at the 3-point shooting, the Clippers shot 11 out of 30 attempted 3-pointers which is 36% shooting, whereas the Warriors shot 14 out of 30 shots which is 46% shooting and Curry shot 8 out of the 14 3s made.
The Clippers grabbed 40 rebounds in the game whereas the Warriors had the upper hand in this department also with 53 rebounds.
How it Happened
Warriors took an early lead in the 1st and 2nd quarter. After the first half, the score was 69-56 with Warriors with lead which increased as the game progressed.
One more thing to notice here is that Clippers underestimated Draymond Green in the first game and left him open for shots which he converted and finished the game with 17 points which included 13 points in the first quarter itself. They have to keep him tight tonight and look to prevent the Warriors from taking open shots.
The Warriors are a high-quality team which consist of players who single-handedly change the dynamics of a game. They are a way better team than the Clippers, and they proved that in game 1.
They are deadly at home and I Don’t expect the result to be any different tonight.
Warriors to beat Clippers