In Chris Paul's eyes, Game 4 on Sunday against the Oklahoma City Thunder carries the utmost importance for his Clippers.
"It's a must win for us, a big game for us," Paul said late Friday night after the Clippers lost Game 3 at Staples Center to the Thunder, 118-112.
The Clippers trail the Thunder in the best-of-seven Western Conference playoff series, two games to one.
If the Clippers don't win Game 4 on Sunday at Staples Center, they'll return to Oklahoma City for Game 5 on Tuesday with their season on the brink.
That's why Paul called it a must-win game on Sunday.
The Clippers won Game 1 in Oklahoma City on Monday, but they have lost the last two playoff games to the Thunder.