Klay Thompson was talking to reporters after the game when he accidentally inhaled the deodorant spray
Thompson's eyes watered and he coughed for a bit as he touched his throat. It was a momentary setback, nothing compared to what the
The Warriors were supposed to get beat without shot-blocking rebounder
Even their coach said beforehand he would pick against them if he was still in the broadcast booth.
Score one for an upset and one for semi-embattled Coach
"Survey says we're not supposed to be here," Jackson said, apparently making a "Family Feud" reference. "I'm not supposed to be coaching. Got no experience. Steph Curry's supposed to be retired because of his ankle.
He mentioned a few other players and their alleged shortcomings, none of which were displayed at Staples Center.
Green had seven points. Seven rebounds. Seemingly nothing special.
But he drew a foul while boxing out
Then he played physical defense on
Green added two blocked shots, helping the Warriors exceed their regular-season average (five per game) by one despite Bogut sitting out with a cracked rib.
"Just a gamer, a gamer, an absolute gamer," Jackson said.
The Warriors looked absolutely gameless early, burning through two timeouts on the way to a 12-1 deficit.
Then Clippers fans couldn't get enough of Iguodala's unusual foul trouble, holding up four fingers and shaking them in jubilation when he headed to the bench with 5:46 left in the second quarter.
What the Warrior was going on?
"I'm all in. I've got nothing to lose," Jackson said as a reason for keeping Iguodala in the game with three fouls.
Iguodala eventually fouled out with only eight points but the Warriors got the most out of some unexpected names.
Lee was typically solid in points (20) and rebounds (13), but someone needed to pick up for
O'Neal, an annual All-Star in his
Oh, and the Warriors nailed the Clippers on the boards, 48-42, primarily because
"I'm sure that's not how they envisioned starting the series," Curry said of the Clippers. "But it's how we envisioned starting the series."