Apr 24, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) high fives guard Chris Paul (3) after a play against the Golden State Warriors during the second quarter of game three of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Playoffs 2014, Warriors vs. Clippers final score: Los Angeles beats Golden State, takes 2-1 series lead


The Los Angeles Clippers struggled mightily in Game 1 against the Warriors and the Dubs managed to make us forget about their second half struggles in the regular season. But these last two games have been dreadful for Golden State and the Warriors are now in a 2-1 hole as a result.

DeAndre Jordan went ham on the Warriors in Game 2, grabbing a double-double with 14 points and 22 rebounds which helped the Clippers to a 98-96 win.

Now armed with a 2-1 series lead, the Clippers are looking to send this series back to Los Angeles with a chance to close out Golden State in Game 5 and that’s a possibility after another dominating win. But it wasn’t a 40-point blowout by any means, as the Dubs managed to make things interesting in the final five minutes of the game with Steph Curry making it a one possession game in the last minute.

Draymond Green fouled out with 26.4 seconds left in the game which sent Blake Griffin to the free throw line to extend the lead. Griffin, who had a 32 point night, made it a 97-93 game but was answered with a gorgeous three-pointer from Curry to make it a one point game.

Curry then had a chance to win the game but was too heavily defended by Chris Paul to get off a clean shot. It was the Clippers first win in Oakland in a very long time and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Now up 2-1 in the series, Los Angeles has the momentum to take this series back home up 3-1 but as we learned late in Game 3, the Dubs aren’t to be counted out.

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  • Malcolm X

    DeAndre Jordan went ham on the Warriors in Game 3*, grabbing a double-double with 14 points and 22 rebounds which greatly helped the Clippers to a 98-96 win over the Warriors.