DeAndre Jordan with 25 points, 18 rebounds and 1 free throw off the glass
Earlier in the day, the NBA banned the Clippers owner for life and that night, DeAndre Jordan played like a man with a second chance at one. Looking like a man on his first day of his new job with a new company under a new boss that he wants to impress, Jordan bounced back from his worst game of the series to arguably his best playoff game ever. He scored a playoff career high 25 points (8 of 10 from the field), grabbed 18 boards, blocked 4 shots and made over 50% of his free throws – even though one of them was off the glass.
“I thought they were great,” said Rivers, who before the game said he hoped Staples Center would be a “safe haven” full of adrenaline. “I thought they were tired a lot, and that was the result of the last few days. I just thought they had great mental toughness. They wanted to will this game, and I’m just proud of them.”