Video: Clippers’ Doc Rivers describes Lou Williams’ scoring ability like Warriors’ Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant
The Los Angeles Clippers were able to avoid elimination last night by beating the Golden State Warriors 129-121 in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series. Lou Williams was once again the hero, finishing with 33 points on 12-19 shooting, to go along with 10 assists in the win. After the game, head coach Doc Rivers compared Williams’ scoring ability to the likes of Warriors’ Kevin Durant and Steph Curry.
Williams has earned a reputation as one of the best off-the-bench scorers in the history of the league. He continues to play the sixth man role for the Clippers, but he always played like a starter whenever he’s on the floor.
The veteran guard helped the Clippers withstand a 45-point outing from Durant, as he went toe-to-toe with the reigning finals MVP on the offensive end. It was clear that Williams wasn’t ready to go home, and it showed in the outcome of the game.
Game 6 will head back to Los Angeles where the Clippers can tie the series up at three games apiece.
For an eighth seed, there were little to no expectations for the Clippers, especially since they’re going up against the two-time reigning world champions, but their resilience and determination is one of the main reasons why they have managed to stay alive in the series despite the insurmountable odds.
As long as they have Williams, they will always have a fighting chance against any team.