OAKLAND – The Los Angeles Clippers will come to know Oracle Arena, which means that shifting home-court benefit in their favor and release will be nudged ever closer to vacation.
So the Warriors know the Clippers will be desperate to win Monday night when the teams meet for Game 2 of their NBA playoff first-round series. NBC Sports Bay Area starts at 6 pm, with Warriors Outsiders, followed by Warriors Pregame, with tip-off scheduled for 7:40 pm
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By virtue of a 121-104 win in Game 1 on Saturday, the favored Warriors have a 1-0 lead in the series. They also learned that when Stephen Curry is brilliant ̵
After all, they committed 21 turnovers, six by center DeMarcus Cousins , Who in his playoff debut fouled out in 21 minutes.
Source from sources other than ace reserves Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell, who combined for 51 points in Game 1. The starting lineup totaled just 39 points. 19659007] PROJECTED LINEUPS
F Kevin Durant
F Draymond Green
C DeMarcus Cousins
G Klay Thompson
G Stephen Curry
F Danilo Gallinari
C Ivica Zubac
G Patrick Beverley
G Landry Shamet
G Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
C Damian Jones (left pectoral surgery) is listed as
ROTATION OUT LOOK
Expect Cousins to bounce back from a poor Game 1, the first postseason of his career, in which he totaled nine points (4-12 FG) and nine rebounds (along with the six turnovers) before fouling out in 21 minutes
Thompson also had a subparensive game, scoring 12 points (5-of-14 FG, 1-of-6 3PT). He was, however, a factor on defense, with three blocks and one steal.  Coach Steve Kerr reiterated that the Hamptons 5 (Curry, Durant, Green, Thompson and Andre Iguodala) are his go-to unit, pointing out that group has better numbers than any lineup in the NBA.
Kevon Looney (plus-30 in 17 minutes) and Iguodala (plus-19 in 26 minutes) were highly effective, particularly on defense in game 1 and likely will play similar minutes in Game 2.
Coach Doc Rivers experimented in Game 1, putting the 6-foot-1 Beverley on the 6-foot-11 Durant, and got mixed results. That will not be enough to alter the series, so Beverley will return to his usual assignment, Curry, who torched LA (38 points, 11-of-16 FG, 8-of-12 3PT).
After achieving great success with the Williams-Harrell pick-and-roll, there's no reason to go away from it. Even though the Warriors will make adjustments, LA would be wise to stay with it until it's no longer effective.
The key for the Clippers is to get off the rest of the team, especially Gallinari and Shamet, who combined to shoot 5-of-20 in Game 1. Apart from Williams and Harrell, LA shot 27.6 percent (16 -of-58) from the field
Ken Mauer (crew chief), Josh Tiven, Nick Buchert