NBA-PLAY-OFFS: Lou Williams & # 39; last fadeaway jumper keeps LA Clippers alive against Golden State while Houston Rockets conquers the Utah Jazz
- Lou Williams skipped fadeaway-jumper with a 1:29 to help Clippers with a win of 129-121
- Golden State Warriors called on shots when series 3-2 hit
- Elsewhere, James Harden scored 26 points when Houston passed the Utah Jazz
Lou Williams skipped a fadeaway jumper with 1:29 when the Los Angeles Clippers sent their first round series with a 129-121 Game 5 win over Golden State on Wednesday night.
Williams eventually finished with 33 points and 10 assists while the Warriors hit unusually many of the second half of the game.
They also struggled to make important stops while falling against the Clippers.
Lou Williams skipped a fadeaway jumper with 1:29 to keep Los Angeles Clippers during the hunt
Williams celebrates with Patrick Beverley while Clippers brought the series to 3-2 on Wednesday
Still no clinch celebration for the double defending champion, who led 3-2 but needed much more than the playoff career of Kevin Durant with 45 points.
The Clippers hampered Golden State's comeback efforts on the Oracle Arena battlefield, where Los Angeles scored 31 points from GamePoint 2 for the biggest post-season NBA history.
Game 6 will be back in Los Angeles on Friday.
Kevin Durant achieved a play-off career with a high 45 points, but they couldn't win the clash
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James Harden scored 26 points and Houston survived Utah to win their first round playoff series 4-1.
The Rockets advance to the Western Conference semi-final for the third consecutive season and face the winner of the Los Angeles Clippers-Golden State Warriors series.
The Rockets were helped by a solid game from Clint Capela, who had 16 points and 10 rebounds.
James Harden scored 26 points when Houston passed by Utah to win their play-off series
He acknowledged that he had problems breathing in the loss of Game 4 due to an upper respiratory tract infection and was held at only four points.
Capela also admitted that he wanted to see Golden State in the next round. & # 39; If you want to become the champion, you must defeat the champion, & # 39; said Capela.
After scoring 31 points to lead Utah to victory in Game 4, Donovan Mitchell only scored 12 points on a night when he missed all nine of his three point attempts.
The Rockets were helped by a solid game from Clint Capela (left) in the Toyota Center