Jordan, Paul lead Clippers over Warriors, 113-103 - NBC Sports

Jordan, Paul lead Clippers over Warriors, 113-103
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OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 27: Head coach Doc Rivers of the Los Angeles Clippers speaks to the press after facing the Golden State Warriors in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena on April 27, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
April 30, 2014, 1:35 am

LOS ANGELES (AP) Hours after owner Donald Sterling was banned from the NBA for life, the Los Angeles Clippers returned to an energized Staples Center and beat the Golden State Warriors 113-103 on Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series.

DeAndre Jordan had 25 points, a playoff career high, and 18 rebounds while Chris Paul scored 20 points.

Commissioner Adam Silver also fined Sterling $2.5 million and called on NBA owners to force him to sell the team for making racist comments.

The Clippers were greeted with a standing ovation when they came out for pregame warmups.

Players from both teams wore black socks.

The Clippers are on the brink of just their third playoff series victory since Sterling bought the team in 1981. Game 6 is Thursday night in Oakland.

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