Golden State 104, L.A. Clippers 97

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, February 20, 2012 10:30 PM
Location - Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
Officials - #18 Matt Boland, #72 J.T. Orr, #9 Derrick Stafford
Attendance - 19596

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
L.A. Clippers 23 33 18 23 97
Golden State 29 27 21 27 104

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
L.A. Clippers 19-11 11-4 8-7 L2
Golden State 12-17 9-9 3-8 W1

Recap


WARRIORS 104, CLIPPERS 97:
Brandon Rush hit the go-ahead 3-pointer and Monta Ellis scored 32 points for host Golden State.

David Lee had 24 points and 13 rebounds and Ekpe Udoh added a career-best 19 points as the Warriors scored the game’s final nine points to snap a three-game losing streak.

Chris Paul scored 24 points, Mo Williams had 22 points and drained a season-best six 3-pointers and Blake Griffin scored 21 for the Clippers.

Williams scored 13 final-quarter points and put Los Angeles ahead 97-95 on a basket with 3:15 to play. Rush hit the decisive 3-pointer with 2:07 remaining and the Clippers never scored again while suffering their second consecutive loss.

Ellis drove for a hoop, Stephen Curry hit two free throws and Nate Robinson floated in a driving basket to finish off Los Angeles.

Reggie Evans had a season-best 12 rebounds, DeAndre Jordan grabbed 11 boards and Griffin added nine as the Clippers had a 46-38 rebounding edge.

The Warriors led 74-67 after a 3-pointer by Ellis with 4:16 left in the third quarter. The Clippers cut the margin to three points entering the final stanza and took a 78-77 lead on a 3-pointer by Williams with 10:49 to play.

Golden State led 29-23 after one quarter and increased the lead to 10 points early in the second quarter. The Clippers battled back and Paul hit back-to-back-to-back 3-pointers to conclude a 12-0 surge that gave Los Angeles a 38-35 advantage with 7:26 left in the half.

The Warriors responded with an 11-3 run, taking a five-point lead on a hoop by Ellis with 3:35 remaining. The game was tied 56-56 at halftime.

Paul had 20 points in the first half and Ellis had 18.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Udoh reached double figures for the third time this season and made his first start of the campaign because Andris Biedrins missed the game with flu-like symptoms. … Williams has made seven 3-pointers in a game three times in his eight-year career. … Golden State forward Dorell Wright was scoreless for the second straight game and has missed 13 shots in the two contests. … The Clippers committed 17 turnovers to Golden State’s nine.

Top Game Performances

L.A. Clippers   Golden State
Chris Paul 24 Scoring Monta Ellis 32
Chris Paul 6 Assists Stephen Curry 6
Reggie Evans 12 Rebounds David Lee 13
Blake Griffin 7 Free Throws Made Monta Ellis 6
Reggie Evans 3 Steals David Lee 3
Reggie Evans 1 Blocks Ekpe Udoh 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
L.A. Clippers 97 42.9 11-26 20-27 14 46 2 6 18
Golden State 104 45.8 9-23 19-24 22 38 6 6 10

Upcoming Games

  • Golden State will play their next game on the road against Phoenix. The Warriors have a W/L % of .455 after a win and .389 after a loss.
  • L.A. Clippers will play their next game at home against Denver. The Clippers have a W/L % of .550 after a win and .800 after a loss.
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