Warriors @ Clippers: Golden State looks to finish off Clippers in Game 6
Warriors @ Clippers NBA odds, spreads and predictions
The Golden State Warriors will have to travel to Los Angeles to take on the Clippers in Game 6 of this Western Conference first-round series.
Lou Williams hit a fadeaway jumper with 1:29 left and he finished with 33 points and 10 assists as the Los Angeles Clippers came away with a 129-121 Game 5 win on Wednesday night.
There was no celebration for the two-time defending champions, who lead 3-2 and will look to close out the series on Friday night in Los Angeles.
Danilo Gallinari contributed 26 points, seven rebounds and two assists, and Patrick Beverley added 17 points, 14 rebounds and four assists for the Clippers.
When is it? Friday April 26th
What time is tip off? 10:00 p.m. ET
Where is it being played? Staples Center
Which channel is it on? ESPN
Golden State was unable to win on its home court in Game 5, but the Warriors can find a silver lining in that game.
Kevin Durant finished with a playoff career-high 45 points to go along with six rebounds and six assists for the Warriors in the loss.
Steph Curry added 24 points, three rebounds and four assists, Klay Thompson contributed 22 points, and Draymond Green chipped in seven points, seven rebounds and six assists for the Warriors.
Warriors @ Clippers Spread
The Golden State Warriors are giving the Clippers 9.5 points in this basketball game.
I was wrong in the last game, but I can't be here, right?
The Warriors are just too good. They need to win this game.
Everyone is going to doubt them, but I see the best team in the NBA bouncing back in a big way in this one.
Roll with the Warriors here.
Warriors @ Clippers Over/Under
The over/under is set at 232.5 total points in this one.
My final score prediction: Golden State Warriors 120, Los Angeles Clippers 110.
Take the under in this matchup.
Where the game will be won or lost
The Los Angeles Clippers are hoping to get some payback when they return home to take on the Warriors.
The Clippers were able to avoid elimination by winning Game 5 in Oakland on Wednesday night.
Golden State left the door open for a Game 6 because of a below-average defensive performance in the 129-121 loss on Wednesday, while the Clippers shot 54.1 percent from the field.
The Clippers are also hoping forward Danilo Gallinari picks up where he left off last game as well.
Gallinari finished with a team-high 26 points in Game 5. He shot 9-for-22 from the floor, below his regular-season shooting percentage of 46.3, but much better than the 7-for-33 he combined to shoot in Games 3 and 4.
Not only do the Clippers have a solid starting lineup, but reserves Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell are two of their best players.
Williams is averaging 24.4 points in the series and Harrell is averaging 20.
All is well for the Clippers, and they are putting up one helluva fight against the Warriors, however, Golden State just has too much firepower on its team to lose to the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference.
I believe the Warriors will survive this series and coast the rest of the playoffs until the NBA Finals.