The win tied up the first round series between the Clippers and the Warriors. The result may turn out to be huge for the Clippers, who were able to pull off an unexpected road victory. Lou Williams had his second solid game in a row. The Clips guard came off the bench to drop a game high 36 points on 13-22 shooting. His performance gives him 61 points in his last two games, making him the second highest scorer in the series behind only Steph Curry (67).
Another Clipper who has put in back-to-back great games is forward Montrezl Harrell. Harrell shot a perfect 9-9 from the field on Monday, scoring 25 points and adding 10 rebounds. This is Harrell’s second 25+ point game in a row, making him a huge factor for the Warriors to consider going forward.
In addition to the game, the Warriors also lost a key player. DeMarcus Cousins went down early in the first half, and was forced to leave the game after what looked like a hamstring injury. No official word has been released on the injury, but Cousins is considered to be doubtful for any of the next two games in Los Angeles. This injury has the potential to slow down the Warriors, who lack depth at the center position. Kevon Looney and Andrew Bogut will now have to take on the big man responsibilities for Golden State, which may prove to be difficult against certain Western Conference opponents.
With the series tied at 1-1, Thursday’s Game Three will be a big game in deciding this series. The Clips win on Monday really makes this series interesting, making it the must-watch matchup in the first round.