Austin: "We were down 3-2 in SA when everybody thought we were out, and we found a way to win. We still believe we can win this series"— Rowan Kavner (@RowanKavner) April 28, 2016
Jamal: "All the games, pretty much, have been tight, the games we lost...We’re very confident we’ll get it done and be back here Game 7."— Rowan Kavner (@RowanKavner) April 28, 2016
You gotta love their confidence. On top of that, the whole team showed the world yesterday that they aren't lacking any heart. The team fought hard against the favored Blazers, and actually held a lead in the second half, and entered the 4th quarter tied with the guys from Portland. Many fans, myself included, thought that they had no chance in game 5, but proved us wrong, at least for 3 quarters.
With Chris Paul and Blake Griffin out, the roles are now reversed for the two teams heading into game 6. The Blazers have home court advantage, and the Clippers are relegated to the roll of spoiler. Hopefully, the team realizes that the pressure is on the Blazers, and they can come out relaxed and just have fun playing basketball. If they can do this, along with continued confidence and heart, we might get more a few more chances to see them play at Staples Center in this year's playoffs.