The Los Angeles Clippers are the story of the night and for all the wrong reasons.
With super high expectations and plenty of taking by the players to go with it, the Clippers can't afford another showing similar to their 2020 playoff run.
But through 2 games of this postseason campaign, and it's looking like this may end even worse than the last.
Kawhi and Paul George combined for 69 points, only to come up short to the heroics of Luka Doncic, who dropped 39 on 55% shooting,
Despite the devastating loss, and that they're down 2 games going on the road, head coach Tyronn Lue kept his cool in the post-game presser, telling the media that he isn't concerned about his team.
"I'm not concerned. We gotta win four games and you come onto the opposing team's floor and you play, there's no pressure on you to make shots because you're just trying to come in and steal one game or two games. Now they gotta go home and try to keep up the same shooting.
It's easy to come on the road and do that when there's no pressure."
While Lue's words do ring with some truth, it's hard not to be worried about the Clippers. Asking them to win 4 out of the next 5 games against Luka Doncic and the Mavs is a tough feat, especially when they're struggling so much to contain him.
But we'll just have to wait and see how the Clippers respond with their backs to the wall.