Warriors coach Mark Jackson suggested that Clippers fans shouldn't show up for Tuesday's Game 5 a day before NBA commissioner Adam Silver handed down Donald Sterling's punishment, banning the disgraced team owner from the league for life. 

But with the league's hammer fully dropped on Sterling, Clippers fans didn't need to boycott. Instead, they showed up in full force and greeted their team with a standing ovation as the Clippers took the floor.

After days of questions, controversy and challenges, the ovation was a refreshing sign that the Clippers and their fans have turned the page.

The ripple effect of Sterling's comments will take a while to subside, but Tuesday's ruling

and (as-scheduled) contest between the Warriors and Clippers is a good start.