Gallinari, Clippers stay alive

2019-04-25T07:10:48+00:00 2019-04-25T07:10:48+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

25/Apr/19 07:10

Five European players participated in the pair of NBA Playoffs first round Game 5s on Wednesday.

By John Askounis/

The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Golden State Warriors, 129-121, at the Oracle Arena to cut their opponents’ NBA Playoffs opening round lead to 3-2. Danilo Gallinari was among the main contributors with 26 points, but Lou Williams with 33 points including 11 in the last quarter was the difference-maker. Kevin Durant scored 45, but wasn’t enough for the hosts.

Clint Capela notched a 16-point, 10-rebound double-double for the Houston Rockets in the 100-93 home win over the Utah Jazz. The Texans clinched the best-of-seven series in five games overcoming Ricky Rubio’s 17-point, 11-assist double-double, Rudy Gobert finished his 2018-19 campaign with nine points and ten boards.

Results and European action:

Houston RocketsUtah Jazz 100-93 Capela 16pts, 10reb, 2ast, 3blk, Hartenstein DNP – Rubio 17pts, 2reb, 11ast, 3stl, Gobert 9pts, 10reb, 2ast, 2blk, Sefolosha 2reb, Mitrou-Long OUT
Golden State WarriorsLos Angeles Clippers 121-129 Gallinari 26pts, 7reb, 2ast, 1stl, Zubac DNP – Jerebko DNP