Hey my friends have you been enjoying the games?  Well the Los Angeles Clippers are on the verge of elimination and are ‘certain’ that the series will be extended to a seventh game.
The LA Clippers walked out of a stunned Staples Center with 4.9 seconds left Wednesday night after Kawhi Leonard airballed a contested 3-pointer from the corner with 4.9 seconds left.
With a 105-100 victory in Game 5, the Dallas Mavericks and Luka Doncic pushed the Clippers to the verge of elimination. With 42 points, 14 assists, and eight rebounds, Doncic once again led the Mavs to a 3-2 series lead.
If the Clippers fail to win in Dallas on Friday, their season will come to an end with a second consecutive postseason exit. In Game 6, Clippers All-Star guard Paul George declared, “We’re confident.” “We’re confident that we’ll be able to continue the series and bring this back to the United States. We have to travel to Dallas, which will be another difficult setting. It’s the task that we’ve been given.”
The Clippers were in desperate mode the last time they departed Los Angeles for Dallas, behind 0-2 after blowing the first two home games of this series. Before Game 3 and 4 in Dallas to tie the series at 2-2, Clippers coach Tyronn Lue maintained there was no need for fear for his team.
Lue claimed there is no panic in his locker room after the Clippers dropped their third straight home game in this series on Wednesday.
“I believe we’ll be alright,” Lue stated. “We’ll see in two days,” he said, “but based on what everyone in the locker room said, we’re OK.”
Even though Leonard had a chance to tie the game with a 3-point shot with the Clippers down 103-100 in the third quarter, the Clippers can look back on the third quarter of Game 5 as a potentially season-ending event. With 6:32 left in the quarter, George picked up his fourth personal foul, putting the Clippers down by six points. Dallas outscored the Clippers 22-3 in the final five minutes of the third quarter with George on the bench.
With George out, Lue believes the Clippers will need Leonard to do more, which will exhaust their star forward.
George said of the whistles that led to his foul trouble, “I simply thought it was tick-tack.” “They called on me, but the identical contact plays down the stretch with three or four minutes left were not called on the other end. So I’m not sure what constitutes a foul and what does not.”
George, who finished with 23 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, and three blocks, believes the Clippers’ catastrophic third quarter will haunt them for a long time.
“You can’t live in such cramped quarters,” George replied. “It’ll come back to bite us. For us, the third quarter was a disaster.”
Dallas took a 91-75 lead early in the fourth quarter, but the Clippers rallied to come within 101-100 on a three-point play by Leonard, who struggled on Wednesday night, scoring 20 points on 7-of-19 shooting, including 6-of-7 from 3-point range.
Terance Mann of the Clippers drove toward the basket after a stop and appeared to have a decent look at a driving layup on Doncic. Mann, on the other hand, handed the ball to Nicolas Batum, who failed to make a driving layup attempt. Before Leonard’s contested 3-point attempt from the corner, Dallas forward Tim Hardaway Jr. converted two free throws.
Leonard claimed of Dorian Finney-Smith supporting him, “I turned and felt him close behind me.” “I attempted to pump-fake but became unbalanced.                                                                                                                                                                                                   
“I’m going to have to do a better job.”
Leonard repeated Lue’s comments regarding the Clippers’ confidence, claiming that this was not the team’s final game at Staples Center this season.
“We’re obviously sad with the result,” Leonard remarked. “However, we are confident in our ability to go out and win another game.” We’re just looking forward to the next one and seeing what we can improve on.”
Leonard claimed of Dorian Finney-Smith supporting him, “I turned and felt him close behind me.” “I attempted to pump-fake but became unbalanced.

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