Warriors aim to secure series victory over LA Clippers Los Angeles Clippers (48-34, eighth in the Western Conference during the regular season) vs. Golden State Warriors (57-25, first in the Western Conference during the regular season)
Oakland, California; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. PDT
WESTERN CONFERENCE FIRST ROUND: Golden State leads series 3-1
WARRIORS-CLIPPERS: Western Conference playoff schedule
BOTTOM LINE: The Golden State Warriors look to clinch the Western Conference first round over the Los Angeles Clippers in game five. The Warriors won the previous matchup 113-105. Kevin Durant scored 33 points to help lead Golden State to the win and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 25 points in defeat for Los Angeles.
The Warriors have gone 30-11 at home. Golden State averages 14.3 turnovers and is 27-15 in games when they have more turnovers than their opponent.
The Clippers are 22-19 on the road. Los Angeles is 23-18 in games decided by 10 points or more.
TOP PERFORMERS: Stephen Curry leads the Warriors scoring 27.3 points per game and averaging 5.4 rebounds and 5.2 assists. Durant has averaged 20.3 points and collected 3.8 rebounds while shooting 57.7 percent over the last 10 games for Golden State.
Danilo Gallinari is averaging 19.8 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.6 assists for the Clippers. Lou Williams has averaged 18.4 points and collected 2.9 rebounds while shooting 40.6 percent over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.
LAST 10 GAMES: Clippers: 4-6, averaging 116.1 points, 41.5 rebounds, 27.3 assists, 8.4 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 47.6 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 122.6 points on 48.4 percent shooting.
Warriors: 8-2, averaging 120.1 points, 47.9 rebounds, 31 assists, eight steals and 7.3 blocks per game while shooting 50.9 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.4 points on 43.5 percent shooting.
Warriors Injuries: DeMarcus Cousins: out (torn right quad), Damian Jones: out (torn left pectoral).