L.A. Clippers 105, Golden State 86

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, December 25, 2011 10:30 PM
Location - Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
Officials - #56 Mark Ayotte, #10 Ron Garretson, #40 Leon Wood
Attendance - 19596

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
L.A. Clippers 24 17 34 30 105
Golden State 20 23 25 18 86

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
L.A. Clippers 1-0 0-0 1-0 W1
Golden State 0-1 0-1 0-0 L1

Recap


Chris Paul buried three straight shots to break the game open as the Los Angeles Clippers pulled away late in the fourth quarter for a 105-86 victory over the Golden State Warriors in the season opener for both teams Sunday night.

Paul, who was acquired in a blockbuster trade with the New Orleans Hornets, finished with 20 points and nine assists in his Clipper debut, including six straight points as Los Angeles finished the game on a 23-5 run.

Reigning Rookie of the Year Blake Griffin scored a team-high 22 points and Chauncey Billups – another new acquisition – added 21 as Los Angeles held Golden State to one field goal in the final 6 1/2 minutes.

The Clippers had stretched an 82-81 lead to 91-84 before four-time Paul took control. The four-time All-Star drilled an 18-footer, followed with a short jumper in the lane and beat the shot clock with a 22-foot jumper to cap a personal 6-0 run and build the lead to 97-84 with 2:38 to go.

David Lee had 21 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Warriors, who battled back from a 10-point third-quarter deficit to get within one with just under seven minutes to play.

Top Game Performances

L.A. Clippers   Golden State
Blake Griffin 22 Scoring David Lee 21
Chris Paul 9 Assists Monta Ellis 8
Caron Butler 10 Rebounds David Lee 12
Chauncey Billups 6 Free Throws Made Dorell Wright 5
Caron Butler 3 Steals Stephen Curry 2
DeAndre Jordan 8 Blocks Andris Biedrins 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
L.A. Clippers 105 45.7 8-23 23-38 22 43 8 9 10
Golden State 86 39.0 5-21 17-24 17 48 8 4 16

Upcoming Games

  • Golden State will play their next game at home against Chicago. The Warriors have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • L.A. Clippers will play their next game on the road against San Antonio . The Clippers have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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