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'We Believe' T-shirt trolls Warriors, recalls Clippers' 31-point comeback

'We Believe' T-shirt trolls Warriors, recalls Clippers' 31-point comeback

Despite their valiant Game 2 comeback, the Clippers probably aren't long for their best-of-seven first-round NBA playoff series against the Warriors. So, their fans should have some fun with it.

Los Angeles, of course, erased a 31-point deficit on its way to a 135-131 victory Monday night, the largest comeback in NBA playoff history.

The Warriors, of course, have plenty of history with the numbers three and one -- as in, the Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the 2016 NBA Finals.

(They also have three championships to the Cavaliers' one, ahem.)

So, riding the high of their historic comeback, Breaking T -- a company that specializes in shirts that reflect big sports moments -- thought it would be clever to play upon the "3-1" joke at the Warriors' expense.

Clippers fans, of course, enjoyed the new threads.

The "3-1" jokes are more than tired at this point, but then again, the Clippers have the right to say anything after embarrassing the Warriors on their home floor.

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That said, if you want a shirt, probably best to get one sooner rather than later. This high shouldn't last long.

Well, not unless the Warriors are planning on any other epic collapses.

Draymond Green's mom agrees Warriors need Kevin Durant for NBA Finals

Draymond Green's mom agrees Warriors need Kevin Durant for NBA Finals

The Warriors are rolling right now. Whether it's the Splash Brothers heating up from deep, or Draymond Green doing it, the Blazers have had no answers for them in the Western Conference finals. 

And they're doing it all without Kevin Durant, the back-to-back NBA Finals MVP. 

Without Durant, the Warriors are looking like the squad that won a ring and set a NBA record with 73 regular-season wins without him. None of that matters, though. When you can have one of the greatest to ever play the game on your team, you welcome him with wide open arms. 

Draymond Green's mother, Mary Babers-Green, agrees. 

Like mother, like son. 

With Durant rehabbing a strained right calf in the Warriors' last four games, all wins, Draymond has averaged 14 points, 10.8 rebounds and 7.8 assists per game. Don't tell him the Warriors are better without KD, though. 

“That’s idiotic,” Green said to The Athletic's Tim Kawakami Thursday after the Warriors' 114-111 win in Game 2 over the Blazers. “It’s very idiotic. I don’t think there’s one person in this locker room, one person in this organization that thinks that. And I know for damn sure that any idiot that does possibly (say) it don’t believe it.”

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Durant will miss Game 4 on Monday. A Warriors win would give them a sweep and well over a week of rest before the NBA Finals begin on May 30.

Draymond Green shares how Warriors' video coordinator helped his leadership

Draymond Green shares how Warriors' video coordinator helped his leadership

Draymond Green went viral for all the right reasons on Saturday night.

The Warriors' do-it-all forward was all over the place in Golden State's 110-99 Game 3 win over the Trail Blazers. He scored 20 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, dished 12 assists, and swiped four steals. 

His leadership, however, stole the show. After the win, Green turned to the Warriors' video coordinator for putting him in the right mindset. 

"James Laughlin, our video coordinator, he came up to me right before the series started and he said, ‘Hey’ he said, ‘You’ve helped me a lot in growing since I’ve been here. And this series, we’re going to need our bench a lot and it’s important that you stick with them and continue to give them confidence,'" Green said. 

When Warriors backup center Jordan Bell missed a wide-open dunk, Green was right there to pick his teammate up. 

"He miss a shot tonight? Did he? I did. He did, too. It's OK. Keep it moving," Green was heard saying on the ESPN broadcast. "It's OK. You missed a shot. All of us have. Nobody's perfect."

Bell followed up the encouragement with a huge dunk two minutes later. 

"For a second, I caught myself, like, man, we could have cut that to six, and then we fouled them. Just like that, it just came upon me to stick with him [Bell] and give him some confidence, and sure enough, he had a dunk the next play and he had a block," Green said. 

"So I think that was an important moment, and it’s — you know, we always talk about the strength in numbers. That’s coming from a video coordinator. Usually, don’t get that from a video coordinator but that paid dividends for us tonight.”

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The Warriors are getting the best version in every way possible of Green right now. He's not Steph Curry. He's not Kevin Durant. He's not Klay Thompson. But he's the catalyst that gets the train rolling, and clearly will be one of the biggest keys to the Warriors three-peating.