The Clippers are competing about as well as one could expect from an eight seed against the Warriors, but they're winning in one important category: Proving to be a superb future free-agent destination.
The personal stakes were high for DeMarcus Cousins after he signed with the Warriors in the offseason. After suffering a season-ending quad injury, it's unfortunate he won't have a chance to prove himself in the playoffs.
The Clippers, a ragtag group that refuses to back down, completed a historic comeback against one of the best teams in NBA history. With the odds stacked against them, they entered Oracle and made it their own.
The Clippers experienced the full force of the Warriors, with Stephen Curry dialed in from three as he led Golden State to a 121–104 win in Game 1 of their first-round series. As expected, Los Angeles is woefully outmatched in Golden State.
With James Harden having a transcendent year and LeBron having a troubling one, SI's All-NBA and All-Defensive teams have plenty of intrigue this season. We present selections and explanations for every spot.
When going down the list of the greatest shooters of all time, Houston Rockets guard James Harden is rarely mentioned. But at the end of next season, he will likely rank in the top five in career three-pointers made.