Golden State @ La Clippers
The Clippers insist they just weren't themselves in losing their series opener. They chalk it up to being too amped, which led to mistakes on both ends.
Whoever those impostors might have been, the Golden State Warriors beat them 109-105 to take away home-court advantage.
Now comes the test for both young teams. The Clippers don't have a history of playoff success, while the Warriors have had little since winning an NBA championship in 1975.
Since Chris Paul arrived in Los Angeles three years ago, the Clippers had never lost the opening game of a first-round series. Will they unravel or will they bounce back under first-year coach Doc Rivers?