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2019 Schedule
48-34, 2nd in Pacific
Scott: Free Agents should consider Clippers over Lakers (1:14)
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29dRamona Shelburne

Warriors limp into second round with little time to recover

Postseason hopes can be fragile. Golden State closed out the Clippers, but the Warriors showed just how important it is to finish teams quickly -- and the consequences of when that does not happen.

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29dBaxter Holmes

Doc: 'Never been more proud of a group of guys'

After a surprising season in which the Clippers exceeded expectations, coach Doc Rivers could only marvel at the heart his team displayed, despite their campaign coming to an end Friday night.

Williams, Beverley on stopping Kevin Durant: 'We tried' (1:45)

Durant has 50, Warriors beat Clippers 129-110; Rockets next

Kevin Durant scored 38 of his playoff career-high 50 points in the first half, Draymond Green had a triple-double, and the Golden State Warriors dominated in closing out the Los Angeles Clippers 129-110 Friday night to win their first-round series 4-2.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Senior Writer 

Kevin Durant just delivered one of the greatest scoring halves by any player in playoff history. He tallied 38 first-half points, the most points that he's scored in any half in his career in either the regular season or postseason. He also tied Charles Barkley for the second-highest scoring half for any player in a postseason game. The record for most points in a half for a playoff game, by the way, is 39 by Sleepy Floyd on May 10, 1987. Durant is shooting 12 of 17 from the floor, 4 of 8 from the 3-point line and 10-of-10 from the free-throw line.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Senior Writer 

Kevin Durant's first-half playoff career high is 27 points, which he achieved in Game 3 of this first-round series against the Clippers. But Durant surpassed that mark with 7:41 in the second quarter, when he drilled a 3-pointer to give him 28 points. He looks very determined to close out the Clippers tonight.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Senior Writer 

Kevin Durant is on fire early on and, so far, the Clippers have no answer. In his first 12 minutes of action, Durant has tallied 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the floor. And Durant scored or assisted on 20 of the Warriors' 35 first-quarter points, according to ESPN Stats & Information. Durant's 15 first-quarter points were also the most that he's scored in a first quarter in the playoffs since joining the Warriors.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Senior Writer 

Warriors star guard Stephen Curry went to the locker room late in the first quarter of Game 6 after appearing to tweak his ankle. Curry limped a little bit earlier in the quarter after seemingly tweaking it, but he moved fine on the court afterward. Regardless, the Clippers have been very physical with Curry all series, often double-teaming him. Still, Curry tallied eight first-quarter points on 3-5 shooting in 11 minutes.

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Gilgeous-Alexander stares down Green before 3 (0:26)

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

"I'd really like to see them get back on a plane (to Houston). We'll take them with us," said Clippers coach Doc Rivers on the Rockets being in the Bay Area.

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

"I've yet to hear that we played well or we were there. But (the Warriors) deserve that (respect)," Clippers head coach Doc Rivers.

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Kerr: Worried flops will give Beverley whiplash

Steve Kerr said Patrick Beverley has mastered the art of popping his head back like he has been hit by Mike Tyson, and referees aren't helping matters. "I worry he's going to get whiplash on some of these flops," Kerr said.

Kerr: Beverley's flops are going to give him whiplash (0:49)
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30dTim MacMahon

Early jump: Rockets traveling Friday to Bay Area

The Rockets will travel to the Bay Area on Friday to give themselves the best chance to be prepared for a potential Game 1 vs. Warriors on Sunday.

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31dBaxter Holmes

Clips' Williams: Warriors erred in 'looking ahead'

After the Clippers' Game 5 victory, Lou Williams called out the Warriors for keeping an eye on potential second-round opponent Houston, saying, "It's their mistake for looking ahead. So that's on them."

Baxter Holmes ESPN Senior Writer 

When asked about his performance after scoring a team-high 33 points off the bench Wednesday, Clippers guard Lou Williams credited focus and his teammates. Then, during the postgame press conference, Williams' teammate Patrick Beverley interjected. "Lou is one of the best players in the league," Beverley said. "I think you're being modest, though. I mean, he's a killer, man. I guard the best of them. I see him every day in practice, man. He's a real killer. He goes up with some of the best scorers in the NBA. I didn't mean to interrupt you, but I think he should be up there with some of the superstar players in this league because he's doing it day in and day out at 6'1" and a half."

Baxter Holmes ESPN Senior Writer 

Clippers high-scoring reserve guard Lou Williams is often asked why he doesn't start games, so he wanted to set the record straight after his team's 129-121 Game 5 win Wednesday over Golden State. "Nobody's ever offered me a different role," Williams said after scoring a team-high 33 points off the bench. "Like, let's clear that up. Like, everybody asks me, like, 'Why don't you start?' I'm not the coach. I think Doc [Rivers] is my eighth coach in my career. Nobody's offered me a starting job, so I've perfected the one that I have."

Team Stats

Points Per Game115.15th
Rebounds Per Game45.513th
Assists Per Game24.018th
Points Allowed114.325th

Team History