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LOS ANGELES -- On an exceptional, emotional night, the Los Angeles Clippers returned to their "safe haven" and moved to the brink of winning just their third playoff series since Donald Sterling bought the team in 1981. Eric Lindros Jersey . Sterling wasnt there to witness the 113-103 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, and he wont be at future games. The Clippers stirring victory at energized Staples Center came hours after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned Sterling for life, fined him $2.5 million and called on NBA owners to force him to sell the team for making racist comments. DeAndre Jordan had 25 points, a playoff career high, and 18 rebounds while Chris Paul scored 20 points as the Clippers took a 3-2 lead in the first-round series. "I think it put a lot of guys minds at ease," Paul said. "Its been tough the last few days, but weve been getting through it." Clippers coach Doc Rivers high-fived each of his players near the bench in an uncommon display of excitement as the final seconds ticked away. Guard Jamal Crawford hugged and slapped hands with fans at courtside on the way to the locker room. "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 Im just proud of them." Game 6 is Thursday night in Oakland. The Clippers were greeted with a standing ovation when they came out for pregame warmups. They kept on their Clippers warmup suits, unlike Sunday in Oakland, when, in a silent protest against Sterling, they tossed their sweatsuits bearing the team logo onto the court and went through their pregame routine with their red shirts on inside out. Players from both teams wore black socks. With so many sponsors bailing on the Clippers, there were few advertisements on the video boards. A few non-digital signs were covered over. The PA announcer constantly reminded the crowd, "We Are One." One fan wore a T-shirt that read: "Sterling Out Equality In." The distraction since the scandal broke Saturday was "monumental," said Crawford, who scored 19 points. "You couldnt shake it. Youd try to take a nap, youd wake up, and youd think its a bad dream. You couldnt shake it but it drains you, even mentally more than physically. Im glad we had the strength to get through it. With that cloud over you, you never know. This thing could have gone either way." Blake Griffin scored 18 points and Darren Collison had 15 for the Clippers. Klay Thompson led the Warriors with 21 points. David Lee and Andre Iguodala scored 18 apiece while Stephen Curry had a so-so game with 17 points, including four 3-pointers. "We had the momentum coming off the last game but we had too many turnovers and we were not consistent," Curry said. "Our defence didnt stick to its plan. "We have to figure out how to control the paint and cant let them get off to a big start," he said. "We knew they would come out with a lot of emotion but after the first quarter it felt like a regular playoff game." Curry stole the ball and hit a 3-pointer to give the Warriors a 70-69 lead late in the third quarter. Paul answered with a 3-pointer to put the Clippers up 72-70. Crawford then poked the ball away from Curry, broke free, got the pass for a dunk and a four-point lead with 1:11 left. Paul hit another 3 with 1.1 seconds left in the third for a 77-72 lead. Griffin scored eight points in the first 6 minutes of the fourth quarter. Jordan made six of eight free throws in the final period. With the Clippers leading by three points early in the fourth quarter, Griffin scored two quick baskets to make it 83-78. He made a turnaround jumper to push the lead to 90-81 with 7 minutes to go. Jordan had four blocks and Paul had five steals. "We knew it was going to be loud and thats what will be waiting for us on Thursday at home," Warriors guard Steve Blake said. "Weve got to believe and if we do that, we can come back and win two games." Sean Couturier Flyers Jersey . Golden States second straight road win wasnt painless. David Lee scored a season-high 29 points -- 13 in the fourth quarter -- and Nate Robinson added 17 points, leading the Warriors to a 105-95 win Tuesday night over the road-worn Cleveland Cavaliers. Shayne Gostisbehere Jersey.Commissioner Adam Silver said Wednesday it is inevitable that the league will one day take after European sports and have sponsor names on team jerseys.The Winnipeg Jets open a five game road trip in Dallas tonight with a 7:30ct face off against the Stars. The (32-31-9) Jets have 73 points and trail Phoenix by six points for a Western Conference Wild Card playoff spot. ?Winnipeg is four points behind Dallas and three back of Vancouver who are also trailing the Coyotes. Al Montoya will start in goal. The Jets will be without Captain Andrew Ladd who returned to Winnipeg this morning to be with his wife as celebrate the birth of a baby girl.? Tonight will end a streak of 233 consecutive games played by Ladd. Following this mornings pregame skate at American Airlines Center, Head Coach Paul Maurice said it will be a game time decision on which three players he will use on the fourth line. Jets Projected Lines: Kane-Little-Frolik Byfuglien-Jokinen-Wheeler ODell-Slater-Setoguchi Tangradi-Cormier-Halischuk/Peluso Enstrom-Ellerby Stuart-Trouba Pardy-Postma The (33-26-11) Stars have 77 points and trail Phoenix by two points for a Wild Card playoff spot. Matt Read Flyers Jersey. . ?Dallas has one game in hand on the Coyotes. The Stars are 4-0-1 in their last five home games. Captain Jamie Benn has scored three goals in his last two games. Tyler Seguin is on an eight game point streak which includes six goals and nine assists. Former Thrasher Kari Lehtonen will start in goal.? The only current Jets he played with in Atlanta are Jim Slater, Toby Enstrom, Bryan Little, Chris Thorburn and Zach Bogosian. Stars Projected Lines: Benn-Seguin-Nichushkin Whitney-Eakin-Sceviour Roussel-Fiddler-Garbutt Horcoff-Jeffrey-Chiasson Goligoski-Daley Benn-Dillon Rome-Gonchar Tonight is the fifth and final game between these Central Division teams. ?Winnipeg is 2-2 against Dallas, despite being outscored 14-13 by the Stars. ?Seguin has five goals and four assists for Dallas while Blake Wheeler leads the Jets with three goals and four assists. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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