Hours after NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced that Clippers owner Donald Sterling was banned for life from the NBA, the Clippers came out firing in front of their home crowd in Game 5. DeAndre Jordan dominated down low, scoring a playoff career-high 25 points to go along with a game-high 18 rebounds in a 113-103 victory to give Los Angeles a 3-2 series lead.
Jamal Crawford had 19 points off the bench, and it was revealed Wednesday that Crawford will be the winner of this year's Sixth Man of the Year award. It will be the second time Crawford has won the award in his career.
Los Angeles did a much better job containing Stephen Curry in Game 5. After Curry exploded for 33 points and seven three-pointers in Game 4, the point guard had 17 points and four three-pointers in Game 5. Still a solid game, but not near the explosion of the prior contest and not enough to overcome the Clippers' high-powered offensive attack.
Curry will likely try to get it going again in front of what should be a raucous home crowd, so the Clippers will have their hands full as they try and close out the series.
Game time: 10:30 p.m. ET
Location: Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
National TV: TNT
Local TV: CSN Bay Area, PRIME TICKET
Radio: KNBR 680 AM, KFWB 980AM/KWKW 1330