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Patrick Beverley says Clippers challenged Warriors better than anybody

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Los Angeles Clippers combo guard Patrick Beverley says the Clippers challenged the Golden State Warriors better than anybody in the 2019 playoffs.

The Warriors defeated the Clippers in six games in the first round of the playoffs, but it wasn’t an easy series for the Warriors. Beverley’s tenacious defense, Lou Williams’ scoring ability and Montrezl Harrell’s toughness and grit gave Golden State problems in the first round.

The Clippers are one star away from being a championship contender in the Western Conference. The franchise has cap space this summer to sign not one, but two stars in free agency. LA has been heavily linked withToronto Raptors All-Star small forward Kawhi Leonard, who is from the California area.

You put Leonard on this Clippers team and they would be a problem next season. Of course, LA has to re-sign Beverley as well since he’s the heart and soul of the team. Beverley becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer.

The Chicago native averaged 7.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists during the regular season while shooting 40.7 percent from the field, 39.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.0 percent from the free-throw line.

The fact that the Clippers made the playoffs this season in the rugged Western Conference and took the Warriors to six games without having a single All-Star on the team points to how special this group really is.