Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson was critical of his team after they blew a 31-point lead and lost to the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series.
A Warriors win seemed inevitable at halftime, with the Dubs leading by 23 points. They managed to get that advantage up by 31 midway through the third quarter of the game. However, they completely floundered after that and allowed the Clippers to stage a comeback.
Thompson was visibly upset with the result, and he made it known during his post-game presser that they deserved to lose given the way they played in the second half.
#Warriors Klay Thompson after loss to the #Clippers – "We didn't deserve to win this game."
— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) April 16, 2019
Only Stephen Curry, who had 29 points and six assists, was impactful for the Warriors. Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant both finished with double-digit marks, but they struggled to put up shots. In fact, the two combined for just 19 shots attempts — uncharacteristic for two of Golden State’s top offensive weapons.
It didn’t help the Warriors that they lost DeMarcus Cousins early in the first quarter with a left quad injury. Nonetheless, as Thompson suggested, they have no one to blame but themselves, especially after they became complacent with their lead.
The Clips’ victory is the biggest comeback win in the NBA playoffs, and the reigning NBA champions are certainly upset to be on the wrong end of history this time.