Final Score: Golden State Warriors 111, Los Angeles Clippers 92
The four-game winning streak of the Los Angeles Clippers (33-16) came to a crashing halt on Thursday night as the Golden State Warriors (28-19) got back in the win column with a convincing 19-point victory.
There wasn't one aspect of the game the Clippers could take any pride in. They were out-rebounded on the glass 53-34 and completely pulverized in the paint, losing that battle in a big way (66-22).
Los Angeles played like a team that was on the second night of a back-to-back, lacking the energy and tenacity that was necessary to keep up with the up-tempo offense of Golden State. This was also the Clippers eighth road game in a 13-day span.
The second-unit of the Warriors is dead-last in the NBA, averaging just 23 points per game. On this night, Harrison Barnes (10 points and eight rebounds) and Marreese Speights (12 points and five rebounds) led the way for a bench which scored a combined 29 points.
Andrew Bogut had one of his best games of the season, scoring 14 points, grabbing 17 rebounds and blocking three shots in 28 minutes.
Only three players scored in double-figures for the Clippers, who shot just 41 percent from the field as a team. They were led by Blake Griffin's 27 points on 11-of-21 from the floor. Darren Collison had 22 points while DeAndre Jordan had nine points and 20 rebounds.
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