Clippers stun Warriors with playoff-record rally

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Not only did Golden State blow a 31-point lead and lose 135-131 at home, they might've lost DeMarcus Cousins for the remainder of the 2019 National Basketball Association playoffs.

"One Last hurrah!" Broussard told Colin Cowherd on "The Herd" when asked about the rallying cry the Warriors have going into this year's playoffs. The 31-point comeback for the Clippers is the largest playoff comeback in history.

Umpire Mark Lindsay (29) and crew chief Ed Malloy (14) separate Kevin Durant of the Warriors and Patrick Beverley (right) of the Clippers in the fourth quarter of Game 1 on Saturday night. Bench players, Montrezl Harrell, 26 points, and Lou Williams, 25 points, led the Clippers in scoring.

Warriors star Stephen Curry answered with a three-pointer on the next possession before Williams knocked down another jumper and Landry Shamet connected on a clutch three-pointer to put the Clippers ahead by two with 15.9 seconds to play.

Both Thompson and Durant have been heavily linked with joining other franchises this summer.

The playing field is even now, and the 76ers will have to bring energy to NY to swing the tide their way.

Warriors fans might blame the season-ending torn quad injury suffered by DeMarcus Cousins as a reason for blowing that lead, but Cousins went out in the first quarter.

But Curry is drawing on circumstances that actually have happened, during Golden State's dynastic run through the league, to get through his team's collapse.

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"We stopped playing", Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said. "You feel for him considering what he's been through this a year ago".

"I've always said to guys, just play as hard as you can, live with the results", Williams said. Spurred by his game-high 36 points, the Clippers overcame a 31 point deficit with 7 minutes left in the 3 quarter to earn an historic and extremely unlikely win.

"I know its frustrating for him", Warriors big man Kevon Looney said following Monday's 135-131 Game 2 first-round loss to the Clippers. Cousins injured his left quad in the first quarter and is expected to have an MRI scan done on it on Tuesday.

The game was further marred by a potentially serious injury to Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins just four minutes into the game.

Cousins managed to scored 2 points, grab 2 rebounds and dish out 1 assist before exiting the game.

Centre Joel Embiid scored 23 points and point guard Ben Simmons recorded a triple-double with 18 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists for the third seeds.

For more on the Warriors' win, we have you covered with takeaways below.

Game. Set. Series tied 1-1. For now, let's focus on Beverley, the man largely responsible for getting Kevin Durant leaving both Games 1 and 2 early, once due to ejection, and once due to fouling out.

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