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Regarding Trump, Kent Bazemore goes in different direction than Steph Curry

Regarding Trump, Kent Bazemore goes in different direction than Steph Curry

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Kent Bazemore is an Under Armour client.

On Wednesday, the Hawks shooting guard was told about Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank calling Donald Trump an "asset" to the business community.

"That's kind of what my thoughts were when he won the presidency," Bazemore said. "Have a businessman in office, because that's the way the world's trending. Even in the NBA, there's more business and entrepreneurship in athletics these days. And I'm living proof you take care of your brand, good things happen to you."

Earlier in the day, Curry took a shot at Trump by saying that he agees with Plank's usage of the word "asset" "if you remove the 'et.'"

Bazemore went undrafted in 2012 and started his professional career playing for the Santa Cruz Warriors.

He ended up playing in 61 games for Golden State during the 2012-13 season and 44 the following year before being traded to the Lakers in February 2014.

He signed with Atlanta in free agency and after a breakout 2015-16 campaign, he inked a 4-year/$70 million deal last summer with the Hawks.

"We've been living some stuff that's been written for 200-300 years," Bazemore added. "The world has changed. The world has gotten a little smarter. It's good that we have somebody that's hip in that aspect to try to change it."

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)