Once. Twice. Again. Another time.
It bothered him that he didn't make the right call in a late three-on-one, getting his shot blocked by
That didn't even compare with the two free throws he missed with 11 seconds left in the
Long night for Paul. Long Sunday too.
"I looked at it, I think, six different times [Sunday] morning," Paul said of the missed three-on-one chance.
He picked up some vindication a day later, when the
He rolled his eyes at a reporter Sunday when told about the NBA's ruling, not even needing to say the obvious — the Clippers still shouldn't have lost at home to the undermanned Warriors.
They get another chance Monday at
The franchise that has never made it past the second round probably won't get out of the first if it loses Game 2. The Clippers have lost their last five games at Golden State, where Games 3 and 4 will be held.
Except for the final two minutes Saturday, Paul played well — 28 points, eight assists, seven rebounds.
"You can't put that [loss] on him. Or on the last minute,"
Griffin would know.
He fouled out with 48 seconds left, playing only 19 minutes because of serious foul trouble. Of course he'll be more careful in Game 2. Unless Coach
"Blake needs to play even more intense and even more aggressive. I actually thought two of his fouls came from not trying to foul," Rivers said. "He was trying to stay out of the way where on both of those he should have rotated earlier, like he was supposed to, but he was so concerned about fouls."
Meanwhile, many of the Warriors players went to
After some of the players came straight from church to the UCLA gym where the Warriors practiced, reporters were ushered out so players could change out of suits and into basketball attire, according to the San Jose Mercury News.
"Coach, obviously that's an important part of his life," All-Star guard
"Definitely different. Probably the most unique situation in the NBA," Curry said. "But it's definitely fun."
The Warriors aren't expected to get
"We're playing against an outstanding basketball team that presents a lot of challenges," Jackson said. "It's far from over."
The Clippers are now 2-3 against the Warriors this season.
They'll need to take advantage of Bogut's absence by scoring down low, which they didn't do Saturday, with
And they'll need to make do better than making 23 of 35 free throws (65.7%).
"That's huge. I was three for six," Paul said. "Those little things. That's not us."