The the. The Clippers won an absurd comeback victory against the Golden State Warriors on Monday night, tying the first-round series by one by winning 135-131 after losing 94-63 in the third quarter. They were helped by an injury to DeMarcus Cousins and a lack of Kevin Durant, but the Clippers could not get the job done without Lou getting scared with Williams, the heroic 32-year-old showman who scored 36 and received 11 assists.
Williams, who did not even start and only scored a field goal in the first half, came alive in the second half along with the rest of his team. And at the last minute and change, Williams hit a couple of huge cubes, both extravagant mid-range whims that seemed totally discouraged by any standard of modern basketball. But Lou Williams hit them, because Lou Williams is a legend.
The seriousness of Williams was also enormously responsible for the winner of the game: a triple by Landry Shamet to give the Clippers a two-point lead with 16 seconds left. The Warriors, understandably terrified by Lou, gave him the double team that set in motion the passes that led to his downfall.
The magic of Steph Curry failed at the other end, and then Montrezl Harrell hit his free throws to seal it. Start building that statue of Lou Williams in L.A. in this moment