The Warriors Choked Away a 31-Point Lead and Lost DeMarcus Cousins to an Ugly Injury in a Game 2 Disaster

April 16, 2019 - 7:33 am

OAKLAND (95.7 The Game) -- The largest comeback in NBA playoff history was 29 points. The Golden State Warriors just lost a game in which they were up by 31 points.

The Warriors led the Los Angeles Clippers, 94-63, with 7:41 left in the third quarter. They were outscored 72-37 the rest of the game en route to a stunning 135-131 defeat in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series.

The Clippers took at 133-131 lead with 15 seconds left on a Landry Shamet 3-pointer. Stephen Curry then missed a 3, leading to two Montrezl Harrell free throws with 5 seconds left.

It gets worse.

Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins limped to the locker room after diving for a ball midway through the first quarter.

And there is a fear that it is serious:

Curry led the Warriors in scoring, with 29 points in 34 minutes of action. Kevin Durant scored 21 points before fouling out late in the fourth quarter. Patrick Beverley, KD's nemesis from Game 1, was also ejected during Monday night's game.

Game 3 will be Thursday night in Los Angeles.

By Matthew Ashlock