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Doc Rivers says the Clippers simply kept on fighting despite 31-point deficit

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For a superstar-less team like the Los Angeles Clippers, a never-say-die attitude is their biggest weapon.

Clippers head coach Doc Rivers and forward Montrezl Harrell shared that sentiment after they came from 31 points down to beat the Golden State Warriors in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series.

The Clips appeared to be out of contention at halftime after the Dubs got a 23-point lead. However, they came roaring back in the second half and scored 85 points during that period to complete the turnaround.

After the game, Rivers said that the key to their success is simple: it’s that they just kept fighting.

Harrell agreed with Rivers during his postgame presser and said that no one in the team quit despite a demoralizing 31-point deficit midway through the third quarter.

The Clippers made history in the game, as their victory is the biggest comeback in the NBA playoff. Lou Williams came up big in the contest with 36 points while Montrezl Harrell finished with 25 markers.

Sure enough, the Warriors are still the favorites to win the series. Nonetheless, true to their identity, the LA-based team showed they won’t go down without a fight.

The series is now tied at 1-1, with the Clippers looking to use their homecourt advantage as the series heads to Staples Center for Games 3 and 4.