While the Clippers made a silent protest before the game against owner Donald Sterling, the Warriors made a different kind of statement during the game. After losing two straight games and game 3 on their home court, Golden State bounced back and evened this series at two games apiece.
Stephen Curry, who had been shut down so far this series, knocked down a career playoff high seven 3 pointers, to go along with his 33 points, as the Warriors blew past the Clippers 118-97 on Sunday.
The game itself became almost an afterthought, until tipoff anyway. The day before, there was an audio recording that was posted on TMZ of Sterling making comments urging a woman to not bring black people to his team’s games. The racial comments, are under investigation by the NBA, and have set off actions of anger around the country.
Before the game, Clippers players made a silent protest against Sterling by shedding their warm-up jerseys and going through the pregame routine with their red shirts on inside out. However, their anger didn’t translate on the court.
The game was over in the first 12 minutes, as Curry hit five 3 pointers in the first quarter, and the Warriors built a 20 point lead, that stuck throughout the game.
Curry kept on shooting — and kept on hitting — to send the series back to Los Angeles tied. And with so many in an uproar over Sterling’s purported comments, there’s no telling what the scene will be like at Staples Center.