Clippers Complete Largest Comeback in NBA Playoff History to Stun Warriors

Lou Williams (right) and Eric Gordon. Photo by Jevone Moore/Cal Sport Media/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

After leading the 8th seed Los Angeles Clippers by 31 points midway through the third quarter, the Golden State Warriors thought that they would cruise on their way to a 2-0 series lead.

The Clippers, however, had other plans.

Los Angeles completed the largest comeback in the history of the NBA playoffs to climb back from 31 points down and stun the top-seeded Warriors by a 135-131 final score.

The final result was sealed after Clippers reserve guard Landry Shamet hit a go-ahead three-pointer with 17 seconds to go.

Steph Curry missed his three-point attempt to send the game to overtime, and that was all she wrote on Monday night for the reigning NBA champs.

The Clippers’ comeback was orchestrated in large part thanks to 6th man Lou Williams’ outstanding performance. The bench guard scored 36 points and dished out 11 points to help his team climb back.

While Golden State remains a heavy favorite to win the series, they could’ve never foreseen a result like Monday’s.

The series will return to action on Thursday night at the Staples Center with a rejuvenated Clippers squad looking to shock the world.