Transcript for LA Clippers Win Hard Fought Series Despite Lingering Scandal
This morning, the L.A. Clippers are writing their own storybook ending. Last night's come-from-behind victory just what the team needed to put in the last two weeks behind them. Their victories overshad dod by team owner Donald sterling's comments. There will be a new man in charge of the team. Ryan smith has more. Good morning, Ryan. Reporter: Good morning, bianna. The controversy over Donald sterling and his wife, Shellie, making her first comments. The fans were on edge. The team awarded their patience and loyalty with one of the biggest wins in franchise history. Reporter: The L.A. Clippers, coming through this one of the the biggest games in their history. The Los Angeles clippers have won game seven. Reporter: After a week this the shadows of their owner, Donald sterling's remarks. Yeah, it bothers me that you want to broadcast that you're associating with black people. I just thought with all this stuff, this team just needed this win. Reporter: Before the game, clippers fans on edge, sensing that in this moment, this team's season could come to an end. Many still irritated by the owner's comments. In tell Donald sterling to get out of town. Reporter: The team and its fans, the bond stronger than any derogatory statements. Sporting these shirts. One team. One goal. It's time. While V. Stiviano, taking time out from shenanigans spoke to Barbara Walters. I'm giving him the advice that he should apologize. Reporter: This, as the NBA plans to appoint a CEO to run the day-to-day operations of the team. Sterling's wife, Shellie, who attended the game last night, told ABC news in a statement, whoever leads the franchise next should be of the utmost character, proven excellence, and a commitment to promoting equality and inclusiveness. Once the players took the floor, the game took the spot light. Clipper nation on its feet. This is the moment they've been waiting for. They advance to the second round in tears of joy. Reporter: The NBA's feel-good team feeling good about their win. Just felt it in the time-outs, at halftime. We just knew it wasn't time for our season to be over. Reporter: And their fans wouldn't have it any other way. This is our city. It's time! We're bigger than anyone bigot. We're louder and together, we are one! Reporter: Shellie sterling said she supported the NBA's action. She said as co-owner she bowled work with the NBA and try to help them move along. Leaving many to wonder if she wants to remain involved in the team if her husband is ousted. Setting that aside, a great night for the team and a great night for their fans. Thank you, Ryan. I love seeing Ryan there with the fans. What a great win for them.
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