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Warriors squander 31-point lead, Clippers tie series at 1-1

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Lou Williams led the Los Angeles Clippers to the largest postseason comeback in NBA history.

Landry Shamet hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 16.5 seconds left, Stephen Curry couldn't answer on the other end, and the Clippers somehow rallied from 31 points down on the road to stun the Golden State Warriors 135-131 on Monday night and even their first-round playoff series at one game apiece.

The comeback topped a 29-point rally by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1989 Western Conference semifinals over Seattle. The Clippers confirmed it's the best comeback ever.

''That's a record we didn't necessarily want to have. We'll take it,'' Williams said. ''You're competitive and you get lost in the game. Once you cut the lead to 12, you cut the lead to 10, then you realize you've got a game going. I'm one of those guys who can get hot.''

Curry scored 29 points and put the Warriors up 131-128 with 58 seconds left before Shamet's dagger on a night the two-time defending NBA champions lost DeMarcus Cousins to a leg injury in the first quarter.

''We changed a couple things offensively and defensively in the third on the fly. It worked out for us. But I thought it was our spirit more than anything,'' Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. ''Just every single guy. I loved the end of the game.''

Williams tied the game on a jumper with 1:10 to play then Curry immediately answered. Williams scored again at 46 seconds and finished with 36 points and made 8 of 10 free throws in as the teams combined for 64 fouls and 76 free throws attempted.

''When I say we stopped playing, we stopped playing, like defense, offense, execution-wise we were not as engaged as we needed to be,'' Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. ''We got exactly what we deserved. The Clippers were great. They executed, they were hungry, they stayed connected. They were together.''

Cousins injured his left quadriceps muscle in the first quarter and was done for the game, but Golden State's depth shined and the Warriors built a 23-point halftime lead they pushed to a 31-point advantage before failing to hold off Los Angeles late.

Williams' jumper and three-point play with 5:34 left pulled the Clippers within 120-117 then he rebounded his own miss and scored the putback at the 5:05 mark and cut it to 121-119.

''The wheels fell off,'' Curry said.

Cousins was scheduled to undergo an MRI exam after the injury in just his second career playoff game following a nine-year wait. The big man returned in January from a nearly year-long absence following surgery for a torn left Achilles tendon.

He won't play in Game 3 on Thursday at Staples Center and Cousins' entire postseason is in serious doubt.

Kerr said Cousins will be out ''a while.''

''There's a pretty significant quad injury,'' Kerr said.

Cousins hobbled to the locker room at the 8:09 mark of the first quarter. At the 8 1/2-minute mark Cousins stole the ball from Patrick Beverley in the back court and tried to retrieve the loose ball when went down in front of the Golden State bench and grabbed at his left quad.

LeBron James tweeted prayers for Cousins, who fouled out of Saturday's 121-104 Game 1 win with nine points, nine rebounds and four assists in 21 minutes.

Kevon Looney picked up the bulk of the extra minutes in Cousins' absence and scored a career-high 19 points making all six of his shots but the Warriors had their seven-game postseason winning streak snapped that dated to last year's run to a repeat championship. Durant had 21 points, five rebounds and five assists, Klay Thompson scored 17 points and Draymond Green 14 with nine assists.

Curry followed up a 38-point performance in Game 1 that gave him the most 3s in postseason history with another nice showing but Golden State hurt itself with too many miscues.

The Warriors committed 21 turnovers in Game 1, then 22 more Monday - nine by Durant.

''We let our guard down. We weren't the aggressors anymore. We didn't deserve to win that game,'' Thompson said.

Los Angeles wanted to do a better job stopping the late bursts each quarter the Warriors had in Game 1, and the Clippers were somehow able to claw their way back.

Both coaches challenged their teams to be more poised in Game 2 following the ejections of Beverley and Durant in the opener. Beverley again pushed the limits but the sides avoided a testy encore, and he fouled out with 4:33 to go to roaring cheers from the sellout crowd. Kevin Durant fouled out at 1:21 with a third straight offensive foul.

DURANT'S APOLOGY

At morning shootaround, Durant apologized for being tossed from Game 1.

The two-time reigning finals MVP has two technicals, and if he reaches seven during the postseason it brings an automatic one-game suspension.

''I don't want to disappoint my coaches and my fan base and owners who expect me to be out on the floor, so I apologize for being thrown out the game,'' Durant said. ''Just keep my mouth shut, just play the game. Simple.''

DOC APPRECIATES GOOD DEED

Doc Rivers dropped $2,000 cash on the street in San Francisco earlier in the day - and offered a pregame ''shoutout'' to the man with the integrity to return the money.

''Kept walking, didn't know it. The guy tapped me on the back and said, `that's your money,''' Rivers shared. ''I don't know a lot of places that that would happen, but it happened today, so whoever that was he could have had free tickets if you hadn't ran away.''

TIP-INS

Clippers: Williams scored 17 points in the third to match Chris Paul's postseason franchise record done May 5, 2014, against Oklahoma City. ... The L.A. backups scored another 83 points after getting 65 in the opener. In fact, in Game 1, Harrell (26) and Williams (25) were the first teammates to come off the bench and score 25 or more points in a postseason game since bench stats began in 1970-71, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

Warriors: With his 129th career playoff game, Durant passed Kerr for 73rd place on the NBA's all-time list. ... C Andrew Bogut (419) moved by Clifford Ray (411) for sixth place on the Warriors' career postseason rebounds list.

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1st Quarter

Time Team Play Score
12:00   Jumpball  
11:42   Defensive rebound by DeMarcus Cousins  
11:40   Bad pass turnover on Kevin Durant, stolen by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander  
11:23 +2 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander made dunk 2-0
11:09   DeMarcus Cousins missed jump shot  
11:07   Defensive rebound by Ivica Zubac  
10:48   Lost ball turnover on Ivica Zubac, stolen by Stephen Curry  
10:36 +2 Stephen Curry made jump shot, assist by DeMarcus Cousins 2-2
10:12 +2 Ivica Zubac made jump shot, assist by Danilo Gallinari 4-2
10:02 +3 Stephen Curry made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Draymond Green 4-5
9:41 +3 Patrick Beverley made 3-pt. jump shot 7-5
9:33   Bad pass turnover on Draymond Green, stolen by Landry Shamet  
9:28   Bad pass turnover on Landry Shamet, stolen by Draymond Green  
9:25   Shooting foul on Ivica Zubac  
9:25 +1 DeMarcus Cousins made 1st of 2 free throws 7-6
9:25 +1 DeMarcus Cousins made 2nd of 2 free throws 7-7
9:08   Defensive rebound by DeMarcus Cousins  
9:05 +2 Draymond Green made dunk, assist by Stephen Curry 7-9
8:57   Personal foul on Klay Thompson  
8:44 +2 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander made fade-away jump shot, assist by Patrick Beverley 9-9
8:37   Shooting foul on Shai Gilgeous-Alexander  
8:37 +1 Klay Thompson made 1st of 2 free throws 9-10
8:37 +1 Klay Thompson made 2nd of 2 free throws 9-11
8:18 +3 Landry Shamet made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Danilo Gallinari 12-11
8:06   Draymond Green missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:48   Defensive rebound by Landry Shamet  
7:29   Patrick Beverley missed hook shot  
7:18   Shooting foul on Landry Shamet  
7:18 +1 Stephen Curry made 1st of 2 free throws 12-12
7:18 +1 Stephen Curry made 2nd of 2 free throws 12-13
7:00   Danilo Gallinari missed jump shot  
6:47   Patrick Beverley missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:43   Defensive rebound by Klay Thompson  
6:36   Klay Thompson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:32   Defensive rebound by Ivica Zubac  
6:23   Personal foul on Stephen Curry  
6:17   Lost ball turnover on Danilo Gallinari, stolen by Stephen Curry  
6:12 +2 Klay Thompson made reverse layup, assist by Kevin Durant 12-17
5:55 +3 Danilo Gallinari made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 15-17
5:37   Klay Thompson missed jump shot  
5:34   Shooting foul on Danilo Gallinari  
5:34 +1 Draymond Green made 1st of 2 free throws 15-18
5:31   Defensive rebound by Landry Shamet  
5:17   Defensive rebound by Andrew Bogut  
5:14 +2 Kevin Durant made jump shot, assist by Draymond Green 15-20
4:48 +2 Montrezl Harrell made driving dunk 17-20
4:38   Personal foul on Landry Shamet  
4:38 +1 Stephen Curry made 1st of 2 free throws 17-21
4:38 +1 Stephen Curry made 2nd of 2 free throws 17-22
4:38   Bad pass turnover on Lou Williams, stolen by Draymond Green  
4:20   Out of bounds turnover on Andre Iguodala  
4:14   Shooting foul on Kevon Looney  
4:14   Lou Williams missed 1st of 2 free throws  
4:14 +1 Lou Williams made 2nd of 2 free throws 18-22
4:01   Personal foul on Patrick Beverley  
4:01 +1 Kevin Durant made 1st of 2 free throws 18-23
4:01 +1 Kevin Durant made 2nd of 2 free throws 18-24
3:46 +3 JaMychal Green made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Patrick Beverley 21-24
3:33 +2 Kevon Looney made alley-oop shot, assist by Draymond Green 21-26
3:22   Shai Gilgeous-Alexander missed jump shot  
3:21   Defensive rebound by Kevin Durant  
3:06 +3 Andre Iguodala made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Draymond Green 21-29
2:46   Bad pass turnover on Lou Williams, stolen by Kevin Durant  
2:35   Stephen Curry missed 3-pt. jump shot, blocked by Lou Williams  
2:32   Defensive rebound by Patrick Beverley  
2:19   Traveling violation turnover on JaMychal Green  
2:04   Defensive rebound by Wilson Chandler  
1:51   Shooting foul on Stephen Curry  
1:51 +1 Lou Williams made 1st of 2 free throws 22-29
1:51 +1 Lou Williams made 2nd of 2 free throws 23-29
1:39   Andre Iguodala missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:37   Defensive rebound by Montrezl Harrell  
1:26   Lou Williams missed fade-away jump shot  
1:22   Defensive rebound by Alfonzo McKinnie  
1:18   Andre Iguodala missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:12   Offensive rebound by Alfonzo McKinnie  
1:11   Draymond Green missed floating jump shot  
1:11   GS team rebound  
1:11 +1 Kevon Looney made 1st of 2 free throws 23-30
1:11 +1 Kevon Looney made 2nd of 2 free throws 23-31
0:55   Defensive rebound by Alfonzo McKinnie  
0:27   Defensive rebound by Kevon Looney  
0:17   Shooting foul on Garrett Temple  
0:17 +1 Stephen Curry made 1st of 2 free throws 23-32
0:17 +1 Stephen Curry made 2nd of 2 free throws 23-33
0:05 +2 Garrett Temple made jump shot, assist by Lou Williams 25-33
0:00   End of period  

2nd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:44 +2 Klay Thompson made jump shot, assist by Andre Iguodala 25-35
11:28   Personal foul on Andrew Bogut  
11:22 +3 Garrett Temple made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Montrezl Harrell 28-35
11:05 +2 Shaun Livingston made jump shot, assist by Andre Iguodala 28-37
10:43   Defensive rebound by Andrew Bogut  
10:24   Offensive rebound by Andre Iguodala  
10:24 +2 Andre Iguodala made dunk 28-39
10:02   Wilson Chandler missed 3-pt. jump shot, blocked by Shaun Livingston  
9:57   Defensive rebound by Quinn Cook  
9:50   Personal foul on Garrett Temple  
9:38   Quinn Cook missed layup  
9:38   Shooting foul on Wilson Chandler  
9:38 +1 Andrew Bogut made 1st of 2 free throws 28-40
9:38   Andrew Bogut missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
9:28   Violation  
9:21   Shooting foul on Andrew Bogut  
9:21 +1 JaMychal Green made 1st of 2 free throws 29-40
9:21   JaMychal Green missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
9:18   Defensive rebound by Andrew Bogut  
9:09 +3 Klay Thompson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Quinn Cook 29-43
8:58 +2 Montrezl Harrell made driving dunk, assist by Lou Williams 31-43
8:47   Shaun Livingston missed jump shot  
8:44   Defensive rebound by Garrett Temple  
8:42   Shooting foul on Klay Thompson  
8:42 +1 Lou Williams made 1st of 2 free throws 32-43
8:42 +1 Lou Williams made 2nd of 2 free throws 33-43
8:31 +3 Quinn Cook made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kevin Durant 33-46
8:14 +2 Montrezl Harrell made layup, assist by Lou Williams 35-46
8:14   Shooting foul on Kevon Looney  
8:14   Montrezl Harrell missed free throw  
7:58   Garrett Temple missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:59   24-second shot clock violation turnover  
7:46   Defensive rebound by JaMychal Green  
7:43   Garrett Temple missed finger-roll layup  
7:36   Lost ball turnover on Kevin Durant, stolen by Garrett Temple  
7:35   Lost ball turnover on Montrezl Harrell, stolen by Klay Thompson  
7:35   Personal foul on Shai Gilgeous-Alexander  
7:28 +2 Kevon Looney made driving layup 35-48
7:14 +2 Danilo Gallinari made driving layup, assist by Montrezl Harrell 37-48
7:06   Bad pass turnover on Kevin Durant, stolen by Lou Williams  
7:05   Violation  
6:54 +2 Klay Thompson made layup, assist by Kevin Durant 37-50
6:46   Danilo Gallinari missed jump shot  
6:41   Defensive rebound by Kevin Durant  
6:25   Defensive rebound by Montrezl Harrell  
6:19 +2 Danilo Gallinari made layup, assist by Lou Williams 39-50
6:19   Shooting foul on Klay Thompson  
6:19   Danilo Gallinari missed free throw  
6:07 +2 Kevin Durant made alley-oop shot, assist by Draymond Green 39-52
5:45   Patrick Beverley missed hook shot  
5:44   Defensive rebound by Shaun Livingston  
5:33 +2 Kevon Looney made dunk, assist by Stephen Curry 39-54
5:19   Lou Williams missed fade-away jump shot  
5:18   Defensive rebound by Kevon Looney  
5:10   Shooting foul on Montrezl Harrell  
5:10 +1 Kevon Looney made 1st of 2 free throws 39-55
5:10 +1 Kevon Looney made 2nd of 2 free throws 39-56
4:38   Offensive foul on Draymond Green  
4:38   Offensive foul on Draymond Green  
4:38   Turnover on Draymond Green  
4:15 +2 Montrezl Harrell made fade-away jump shot, assist by Danilo Gallinari 43-56
3:53   Andre Iguodala missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:51   Defensive rebound by Danilo Gallinari  
3:31   Danilo Gallinari missed jump shot  
3:08 +2 Kevon Looney made layup, assist by Andre Iguodala 43-58
3:08 +2 Kevon Looney made layup, assist by Andre Iguodala 43-58
2:51   Personal foul on Andre Iguodala  
2:51 +1 Patrick Beverley made 1st of 2 free throws 44-58
2:51 +1 Patrick Beverley made 2nd of 2 free throws 45-58
2:43 +3 Stephen Curry made 3-pt. jump shot 45-61
2:19 +3 Patrick Beverley made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Danilo Gallinari 48-61
2:03 +3 Stephen Curry made 3-pt. jump shot 48-64
1:48   Discontinue dribble turnover on Shai Gilgeous-Alexander  
1:38 +2 Stephen Curry made finger-roll layup 48-66
1:18   Shai Gilgeous-Alexander missed finger-roll layup  
1:18   LAC team rebound  
1:14   Patrick Beverley missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:09   Defensive rebound by Kevon Looney  
1:07   Shooting foul on Montrezl Harrell  
1:07 +1 Kevin Durant made 2nd of 2 free throws 48-68
0:57 +2 Lou Williams made floating jump shot 50-68
0:37 +2 Kevon Looney made jump shot, assist by Kevin Durant 50-70
0:26   Danilo Gallinari missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:22   Defensive rebound by Draymond Green  
0:03 +3 Stephen Curry made 3-pt. fade-away jump shot, assist by Draymond Green 50-73
0:00   End of period  

3rd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:34   Offensive rebound by Landry Shamet  
11:30 +3 Danilo Gallinari made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Landry Shamet 53-75
11:17 +2 Draymond Green made floating jump shot, assist by Stephen Curry 53-77
11:08   Bad pass turnover on Landry Shamet, stolen by Kevin Durant  
11:02   Jumpball  
10:52 +3 Landry Shamet made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Patrick Beverley 56-77
10:35 +2 Kevin Durant made jump shot, assist by Stephen Curry 56-79
10:13   Personal foul on Stephen Curry  
10:07   Shai Gilgeous-Alexander missed jump shot  
9:49 +2 Andrew Bogut made dunk, assist by Draymond Green 56-81
9:36   Personal foul on Draymond Green  
9:24   Out of bounds turnover on Danilo Gallinari  
9:13 +2 Klay Thompson made fade-away jump shot, assist by Draymond Green 56-83
8:56   Shooting foul on Kevin Durant  
8:56 +1 Danilo Gallinari made 1st of 2 free throws 57-83
8:56 +1 Danilo Gallinari made 2nd of 2 free throws 58-83
8:46 +3 Draymond Green made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Stephen Curry 58-86
8:41   Out of bounds turnover on Patrick Beverley  
8:39   Offensive foul on Stephen Curry  
8:39   Turnover on Stephen Curry  
8:39   Violation  
8:30 +3 Lou Williams made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Danilo Gallinari 61-86
8:15 +2 Quinn Cook made jump shot, assist by Draymond Green 61-88
8:04   Landry Shamet missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:00   Defensive rebound by Kevin Durant  
7:57 +3 Quinn Cook made 3-pt. jump shot 61-91
7:37   Shooting foul on Jordan Bell  
7:37 +1 Danilo Gallinari made 1st of 2 free throws 62-91
7:37 +1 Danilo Gallinari made 2nd of 2 free throws 63-91
7:31 +2 Kevin Durant made dunk, assist by Klay Thompson 63-93
7:31   Shooting foul on JaMychal Green  
7:31 +1 Kevin Durant made free throw 63-94
7:03   Lou Williams missed 3-pt. jump shot, blocked by Draymond Green  
7:00 +2 Lou Williams made layup, assist by JaMychal Green 67-94
6:51   Quinn Cook missed jump shot  
6:46   Defensive rebound by Landry Shamet  
6:43 +3 JaMychal Green made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Lou Williams 70-94
6:21   Shooting foul on Lou Williams  
6:21 +1 Klay Thompson made 1st of 2 free throws 70-95
6:21 +1 Klay Thompson made 2nd of 2 free throws 70-96
6:13 +2 Lou Williams made reverse layup 72-96
5:53   Klay Thompson missed jump shot  
5:51   Defensive rebound by JaMychal Green  
5:40 +2 Danilo Gallinari made fade-away jump shot 74-96
5:23 +3 Quinn Cook made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kevin Durant 74-99
5:05   Offensive foul on JaMychal Green  
5:05   Turnover on JaMychal Green  
4:58   Offensive foul on Kevin Durant  
4:58   Turnover on Kevin Durant  
4:48 +2 Lou Williams made fade-away jump shot 76-99
4:42   Bad pass turnover on Draymond Green, stolen by Danilo Gallinari  
4:24 +2 JaMychal Green made dunk, assist by Lou Williams 78-99
4:15   Personal foul on Patrick Beverley  
4:13   Personal foul on Patrick Beverley  
4:11   Offensive foul on Kevin Durant  
4:02 +2 JaMychal Green made jump shot, assist by Lou Williams 80-99
3:50   Quinn Cook missed jump shot  
3:46   Defensive rebound by JaMychal Green  
3:41   Traveling violation turnover on Danilo Gallinari  
3:36   Shooting foul on JaMychal Green  
3:36   Kevon Looney missed 1st of 2 free throws  
3:36 +1 Kevon Looney made 2nd of 2 free throws 80-100
3:23 +2 Lou Williams made driving layup 82-100
3:04   GS team rebound  
3:04   Personal foul on JaMychal Green  
3:04 +1 Kevin Durant made 1st of 2 free throws 82-101
3:04 +1 Kevin Durant made 2nd of 2 free throws 82-102
2:53   Defensive rebound by Kevon Looney  
2:51   Shooting foul on JaMychal Green  
2:51 +1 Draymond Green made 1st of 2 free throws 82-103
2:51 +1 Draymond Green made 2nd of 2 free throws 82-104
2:42 +3 Lou Williams made 3-pt. fade-away jump shot, assist by Patrick Beverley 85-104
2:20   Bad pass turnover on Kevin Durant, stolen by Lou Williams  
2:16   Lost ball turnover on Lou Williams, stolen by Quinn Cook  
2:10   Bad pass turnover on Quinn Cook, stolen by Wilson Chandler  
2:06 +2 Lou Williams made driving layup, assist by Wilson Chandler 87-104
2:06   Shooting foul on Kevin Durant  
2:06 +1 Lou Williams made free throw 88-104
1:53   Draymond Green missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:49   Defensive rebound by Montrezl Harrell  
1:48   Offensive foul on Wilson Chandler  
1:48   Turnover on Wilson Chandler  
1:35   Andre Iguodala missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:31   Defensive rebound by Wilson Chandler