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 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.
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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 on the horizon, 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.
F Kevin Durant
F Draymond Green
C Andrew Bogut
G Klay Thompson
G Stephen Curry
F Danilo Gallinari
C Ivica Zubac
G Patrick Beverley
G Landry Shamet
G Shai Gilgeous-Alexader
Warriors: DeMarcus Cousins (Left Quadriceps Tear) and Damian Jones (Left Pectoral Surgery) are out.
After shooting just 3-of-14 from the field Sunday afternoon, Curry will look to find his shot in a closeout game.
The sharpshooter will also look 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.
Gilgeous-Alexander scored a playoff 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 of that 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)