The Los Angeles Clippers are dealing with the Donald Sterling distraction, and it's hard to separate that from what's going to happen on the court. Doc Rivers said that the Clippers' protest will be in their play, and the scene as they face the Golden State Warriors in Oakland for Game 4 will surely be the thing to watch.
But from a basketball standpoint, this is where the series stands: Los Angeles holds a 2-1 lead over a Golden State squad that hasn't found a way to contain Clippers forward Blake Griffin in the last two games, both of which were wins for Los Angeles. Griffin scored 35 and 32 points in his last two outings, and his team's success during that time has coincided with up-and-down performances from the Warriors' leaders.
Stephen Curry's missed three-point shot to end Game 3 was contested by Chris Paul and became a controversial no-call, but the result was the series in the nutshell. Paul and the Clippers have been a tough defensive team as well, and it'll be up to Mark Jackson to find answers.
Announcing crew: Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Lisa Salters
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