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If Warriors win title, Livingston 'definitely wouldn't go' to White House

If Warriors win title, Livingston 'definitely wouldn't go' to White House

Programming note: Warriors-Grizzlies coverage starts today at 4pm with Warriors Pregame Live on CSN Bay Area, and streaming live right here.

When Barack Obama was the President of the United States, the Warriors visited the White House in February 2016.

If the Warriors win the NBA championship in June, they would be in line to visit the White House again.

You can add Shaun Livingston to the list of people who will pass on that opportunity.

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"I really feel that my views would keep me from going and visiting," Livingston said on 95.7 The Game on Friday. "Just with everything that's going on right now, I just don't agree with a lot of stuff that's happening.

"I definitely wouldn't go."

Golden State head coach Steve Kerr has been a staunch critic of Donald Trump.

According to Livingston, Kerr's opinion on the matter would have a significant impact on Warriors players.

"At the end of the day, it would be his decision and I think we would talk about it as a team -- as we usually do -- we would come together and it would be a panel of us and we would really sit down and talk about it," Livingston explained. "Everybody would give their own opinion and have their own side, and I think he would leave that up to each individual."

Warriors vs. Clippers live stream: Watch NBA playoffs Game 5 online

Warriors vs. Clippers live stream: Watch NBA playoffs Game 5 online

The Warriors have put the Clippers on the brink. On Wednesday night in Game 5 of their best-of-seven first-round series of the NBA playoffs, they have a chance to bring Los Angeles' season to an end.

Golden State has rebounded since coughing up a big lead in their Game 2 loss to win each of the last two games, including a 113-105 victory in Game 4 on Sunday. With a win Wednesday, the Warriors would advance to the second round, where they would await the victor of the first-round series between the Rockets and Jazz (Houston currently leads three-games-to-one).

Kevin Durant (28.8) and Steph Curry (25.0) have combined to averaged 53.8 points per game so far in the series, the second-highest scoring average for any duo in the playoffs behind Portland's Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum (57.4 ppg).

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Here's how you can watch Warriors-Clippers Game 5, as well as NBC Sports Bay Area's pregame and postgame coverage live on the MyTeams by NBC Sports app.

When: 7:30 p.m. PT on Wednesday, April 24 (pregame show starts at 6:30 p.m.)
TV channel: NBC Sports Bay Area
Live stream: MyTeams by NBC Sports app

Desktop users can stream the game here.

Warriors vs. Clippers Watch Guide: Lineups, injuries and player usage

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Warriors vs. Clippers Watch Guide: Lineups, injuries and player usage

OAKLAND- Last week, the Warriors left Oracle on the short end of the worst playoff collapse in NBA history. Now, the champs will look to close out the Western Conference first-round series against the Clippers in Game 5 Wednesday night.

Coverage on NBC Sports Bay Area begins at 6 o'clock with Warriors Outsiders, followed by Warriors Pregame Live at 6:30 and a scheduled 7:30 pm tip-off. 

In parts of the series, the Warriors have shown stretches of complacency, squandering a 31-point lead in Game 2. With a second-round matchup with the Rockets lingering, Golden State will be wise to wrap up their current series as soon as possible. 

Here's everything you need to know about the matchup.

PROJECTED LINEUPS

Warriors
F Kevin Durant 
F Draymond Green
C Andrew Bogut
G Klay Thompson
G Stephen Curry

Clippers
F Danilo Gallinari
C Ivica Zubac
G Patrick Beverley
G Landry Shamet
G Shai Gilgeous-Alexader

INJURY REPORT 

Warriors: DeMarcus Cousins (Left Quadriceps Tear) and Damian Jones (Left Pectoral Surgery) are out.

Clippers: None

ROTATION OUTLOOK 

Warriors

After shooting just 3-of-14 from the field Sunday afternoon, Curry will look to find his shot in a closeout game. 

The sharpshooter also looks to overcome his propensity to reach during the series. Over his last four games, Curry has accumulated 17 fouls, prompting him to etch the message "no" and "reach" on his shoes prior to Game 4. 

After reminding the media who he is, Durant is averaging 35.5 points, 6.5 assists and 5.5 rebounds over his last two games. 

Clippers

Gilgeous-Alexader scored a career-high 25 points in Game 4 and has Golden State's attention. 

Meanwhile, the Warriors help neutralize Montrezl Harrell and Lou Williams in Game 4 and will need a repeat defensive performance in Game 5. 

Last week, it looked as if the Clippers may have found the anecdote for the Warriors' all-star cast of characters after LA took Game 3. However - after two dominant performances in Los Angeles - Golden State looks primed to close out the series Wednesday night.  

Officials: Marc Davis (#8), John Goble (#30), Pat Fraher (#26) Alternate: Gediminas Petraitris (#50)