The Los Angeles Clippers (48-34; 1-1) pulled off the greatest comeback in NBA Playoffs history on Monday, rallying from a 31-point deficit in Game 2 to knock off the Golden State Warriors (58-34; 1-1) 135-131 in regulation. The comeback was also the largest in Clippers history (both regular season and postseason).
The Clippers host the Warriors in Game 3 at Staples Center on Thursday night, attempting to take a 2-1 lead in their Western Conference First Round series.
The game is scheduled to start at 10:30 p.m. ET and will be televised on TNT. If you want to watch a live stream of the game, you can do so via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
TNT is one of 85-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which is largely tailored towards sports.
You can start a free 7-day trial of FuboTV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch the game (and other programs) on-demand within three days of its conclusion, even if you don’t record it.
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of 60-plus live TV channels, including TNT.
You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, Hulu With Live TV comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as the option to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of space and the ability to fast-forward through commercials.
PS Vue–which doesn’t require an actual PlayStation console to sign up or watch–offers four different live-TV channel packages, all of which include TNT.
You can start a free 5-day trial of PS Vue right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the PS Vue website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation (3 or 4), or other supported device via the PS Vue app.
If you can’t watch live, PS Vue comes with cloud DVR.
Warriors vs Clippers Game 3 Preview
Clippers head coach Doc Rivers was noticeably frustrated on the bench during the first six-plus quarters of the series, including when cameras caught him mouthing off about not knowing how to deal with the Warriors’ relentless offensive attack. The Clippers adjusted, and Rivers told reporters following the comeback victory it wasn’t nearly as surprising to them as it was to everybody else.
“That’s not enough for us. We didn’t come here for (just one win). They have expectations. This team does. No one wants to agree with us, and that’s fine. We’re fine with that. But we have our own expectations and we’re going to keep them.”
The Clippers’ collective effort included 83 points off the bench. A game-high 36, came from Sixth Man of the Year candidate Lou Williams, who also finished with a double-double, adding 11 assists, while Montrezl Harrell finished with a double-double of his own, posting 25 points and 10 rebounds.
Los Angeles’ starting lineup has generally fallen behind early in these games, and although Danilo Gallinari finished with 24 points in Game 2, the other four starters need to pick up the slack earlier so the team can avoid falling in a double-digit hole early. That burden also falls on rookie Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who was a -11 with just four points in 32 minutes of Game 2.
Golden State received terrible news, as DeMarcus Cousins was diagnosed with a torn left quad following an MRI after Game 2 and is out for the remainder of the season. Cousins has struggled at times adjusting on the defensive end, and never seemed like a natural fit with what the Warriors do on offense. The trio of Steph Curry, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson scored 67 points combined, 29, 21 and 17 apiece, but the Warriors’ depth concerns are very real, especially if Draymond Green struggles with shooting from the outside on a consistent basis.
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr will need to adjust in Game 3, which will include more creative rotations. Andrew Bogut will move into the starting lineup at center, Kerr announced Wednesday.
Bogut is a much more natural fit as a rim protector in the grand scheme of what the Warriors want to do on both ends of the floor. The Clippers, however, have adjusted well, including recording a playoff-franchise record 34 assists in Game 2 in addition to the historic comeback.
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