When the dust finally settled on Wednesday night and the first round matchup between the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers was finalized, many became very excited about the potential for a lot of scoring in the series. The Warriors feature perhaps one of the best shooting back courts of all time while the Clippers had the league’s most efficient offense this season.
So far, it is living up to the hype. Game 1 has been filled with several big plays, including several blocked shots from both teams.
Arguably the most important block of the game came just before the third quarter came to a close.
With the Warriors leading by six and time in the third quarter running down, the Clippers tried to end a rough quarter on a good note. They got out and transition and found backup point guard Darren Collison sprinting towards the basket. As he went up for the layup, second year forward Draymond Clean came from behind and swatted Collison’s shot.
The Warriors took an 87-79 lead into the fourth quarter.