WARNING: This is essentially just a big rant from an upset Clippers fan.
I'll start off with the fact that the Warriors are simply unfair. At any given moment with one of the greatest offenses in NBA history, the Warriors are capable of going on a run from down five, to leading by double digits. It's not often that players are just as good, if not better than their 2K selves, but this is the case with Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, and Klay Thompson. Kevin Durant is the best player in the league and his ability to continuously hit contested shots is just irritating. Curry and Durant have been terrorizing the Clippers the entire series, but just when Curry finally has a bad game and opens up a chance for the Clippers to even the series, Klay Thompson comes out of nowhere and absolutely goes off putting up 27 points in the first half of Game 4.
Game 4 is the symbolizes this series perfectly. Except for a shaky 3rd quarter, the Clippers played amazing basketball. With Clippers leading scorers, Lou Williams and Danilo Gallinari, both having sub par games, rookie, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, carried the offensive load and had a career game. Nevertheless, the Clippers played magnificently and even had a five point lead in the mid 3rd quarter. They ended up losing by eight and going down in the series 3-1. If Gallinari and Williams had played just at their standard levels, the Clippers could have easily won the game.
Also, the refs have sucked. There have been too many missed and poor calls to even recount. Even Doc Rivers, who rarely complains about the refs, talked about the poor officiating in his press conference following Game 1. At some point they have learn how to consistently make fair calls.
It's disappointing because against any other team, the Clippers would be either up 3-1 or at least tied, not down 1-3. They have been playing great basketball, including the best comeback in NBA playoff history. Despite their impending elimination, the Clippers have made me proud and showed that the can be a legit Championship contender in future years. The Clippers have a promising future with a talented veteran core, three rising stars, an abundance of draft picks, and the cap space to sign at least one superstar player, in the upcoming free agency period.