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LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Jamal Crawford #11 and DeAndre Jordan #6 of the Los Angeles Clippers embrace during the final minute against the Golden State Warriors in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals.
Clippers fans Kitty Siu (L) and Alvy Chen wear tee shirts calling for Donald Sterling to sell the Los Angeles Clippers during half time at the NBA playoff game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Golden State Warriors, April 29, 2014 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The NBA banned Clippers owner Donald Sterling from professional basketball for life over racist comments that the league's commissioner dubbed 'deeply offensive and harmful.' AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
A fan holds a sign reading 'No Bigots Allowed' outside Staples Center prior to Game 5 of the first-round NBA playoff game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Golden State Warriors, April 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The NBA banned Clippers owner Donald Sterling from professional basketball for life over racist comments that the league's commissioner dubbed 'deeply offensive and harmful.' AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Mounted police patrol the area outside Staples Center as fans arrive for Game 5 of the first-round NBA playoff game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Golden State Warriors, April 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The NBA banned Clippers owner Donald Sterling from professional basketball for life over racist comments that the league's commissioner dubbed 'deeply offensive and harmful.' AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
A fan holds a sign reading 'Sterling Out of Bounds' outside Staples Center prior to Game 5 of the first-round NBA playoff game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Golden State Warriors, April 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The NBA banned Clippers owner Donald Sterling from professional basketball for life over racist comments that the league's commissioner dubbed 'deeply offensive and harmful.' AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Fan Keyanna Celina (L) stands beside fellow fan Jubilee Shine (R), who holds 11-month old baby Messiah and a sign reading 'Give The Clippers to the People of LA! # We are One' outside Staples Center prior to Game 5 of the first-round NBA playoff game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Golden State Warriors, April 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The NBA banned Clippers owner Donald Sterling from professional basketball for life over racist comments that the league's commissioner dubbed 'deeply offensive and harmful.' AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Community leaders lead a protest outside Staples Center prior to Game 5 of the first-round NBA playoff game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Golden State Warriors, April 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The NBA banned Clippers owner Donald Sterling from professional basketball for life over racist comments that the league's commissioner dubbed 'deeply offensive and harmful.' AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
People gathered to protest hold outside Staples Center prior to Game 5 of the first-round NBA playoff game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Golden State Warriors, April 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The NBA banned Clippers owner Donald Sterling from professional basketball for life over racist comments that the league's commissioner dubbed 'deeply offensive and harmful.' AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
A fan wearing a shirt with a play on the name of the team arrives as people gathered to protest outside Staples Center prior to Game 5 of the first-round NBA playoff game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Golden State Warriors, April 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The NBA banned Clippers owner Donald Sterling from professional basketball for life over racist comments that the league's commissioner dubbed 'deeply offensive and harmful.' AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
People gather to protest outside Staples Center prior to Game 5 of the first-round NBA playoff game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Golden State Warriors, April 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The NBA banned Clippers owner Donald Sterling from professional basketball for life over racist comments that the league's commissioner dubbed 'deeply offensive and harmful.' AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Placards are placed during a protest outside Staples Center prior to Game 5 of the first-round NBA playoff game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Golden State Warriors, April 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The NBA banned Clippers owner Donald Sterling from professional basketball for life over racist comments that the league's commissioner dubbed 'deeply offensive and harmful.' AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Fans arrive to watch the Golden State Warriors take on the Los Angeles Clippers in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Staples Center on April 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: The lights go out in the arena before Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Staples Center on April 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
Los Angeles Clippers coach Glenn 'Doc' Rivers addresses a press conference prior to Game 5 of the NBA playoff game between the Clippers and the Golden State Warriors, April 29, 2014 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, after the NBA banned Clippers owner Donald Sterling from professional basketball for life over racist comments that the league's commissioner dubbed 'deeply offensive and harmful.'. AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Los Angeles Clippers hold up signs referencing the Donald Sterling situation before the game with the Golden State Warriors in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on April 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Los Angeles Clippers hold up signs referencing the Donald Sterling situation before the game with the Golden State Warriors in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on April 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Los Angeles Clippers hold up signs referencing the Donald Sterling situation before the game with the Golden State Warriors in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on April 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Jesse Jackson attends an NBA playoff game between the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on April 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Jesse Jackson greets Blake Griffin at an NBA playoff game between the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on April 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers takes a shot against the Golden State Warriors in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Staples Center on April 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers warms up before playing the Golden State Warriors in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on April 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The Clippers won 113-103. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Jamal Crawford #11 of the Los Angeles Clippers goes up for a shot against the Golden State Warriors in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Staples Center on April 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors takes a shot against the Los Angeles Clippers in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Staples Center on April 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Andre Iguodala #9 of the Golden State Warriors dunks against the Los Angeles Clippers in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Staples Center on April 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: David Lee #10 of the Golden State Warriors goes up for a dunk against the Los Angeles Clippers in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Staples Center on April 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Andre Iguodala #9 of the Golden State Warriors dunks against the Los Angeles Clippers in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Staples Center on April 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Hours after owner Donald Sterling was banned from the NBA for life, the Los Angeles Clippers returned to an energized Staples Center and beat the Golden State Warriors 113-103 on Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series.

DeAndre Jordan had 25 points, a playoff career high, and 18 rebounds while Chris Paul scored 20 points.

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. Jamal Crawford of the Clippers hugged and slapped hands with fans at courtside on the way to the locker room.

"I thought they were great," Rivers said of his players. "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 I'm just proud of them."

Commissioner Adam Silver also fined Sterling $2.5 million and called on NBA owners to force him to sell the team for making racist comments.

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 Clippers are on the brink of just their third playoff series victory since Sterling bought the team in 1981. Game 6 is Thursday night in Oakland.

Crawford scored 19 points for the Clippers while Blake Griffin had 18 and Darren Collison 15.

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.

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.

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.

Jordan had four blocks and Paul had five steals.

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