L.A. Clippers 115, Golden State 89

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, January 5, 2013 10:30 PM
Location - Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Officials - #30 John Goble, #41 Ken Mauer, #52 Scott Twardoski
Attendance - 19323

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Golden State 12 31 23 23 89
L.A. Clippers 35 32 36 12 115

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Golden State 22-11 11-4 11-7 L1
L.A. Clippers 27-8 17-3 10-5 W2

Recap


Clippers 115, Warriors 89:
Chris Paul led the way with 27 points and nine assists as host Los Angeles got some revenge for a loss earlier in the week by crushing Golden State.

Blake Griffin added 20 points and seven assists while Eric Bledsoe scored 17 points off the bench for the Clippers, who had suffered a 115-94 shellacking at Golden State on Wednesday.

Los Angeles quickly made sure the tables would turn in this meeting, holding the Warriors to three field goals in the opening quarter to jump out to a 35-12 lead. Griffin scored 14 points in the period and collected three assists.

The Warriors recovered offensively in the second quarter but could not get the stops on the defensive end and had to settle for a 67-43 deficit at the half. The Clippers shot 61.4 percent in the first half while Golden State connected on only 35 percent of its attempts.

Paul hit three 3-pointers and scored 10 points during the first 3:15 of the third quarter as Los Angeles pushed the lead to 80-47. It grew to 96-57 on Paul’s basket later in the period before the Clippers pulled the starters and coasted to the finish.

Klay Thompson scored 14 points for the Warriors, who had their four-game winning streak snapped. David Lee and Stephen Curry each were held to 10 points.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
The Clippers were coming off a 107-102 victory over the rival Los Angeles Lakers on Friday and now own the best record in the Western Conference (27-8), a half-game ahead of San Antonio and Oklahoma City. … Rookie F Harrison Barnes scored 11 points on 5-of-9 shooting for the Warriors. … Golden State had taken the first two meetings of the season between the Pacific Division rivals. The Warriors host the Clippers again on Jan. 21.

Top Game Performances

Golden State   L.A. Clippers
Klay Thompson 14 Scoring Chris Paul 27
Stephen Curry 5 Assists Chris Paul 9
Draymond Green 8 Rebounds Matt Barnes 8
Carl Landry 7 Free Throws Made Blake Griffin 4
Draymond Green 2 Steals Willie Green 3
Festus Ezeli 2 Blocks Matt Barnes 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Golden State 89 44.4 5-20 20-26 19 30 8 4 16
L.A. Clippers 115 52.2 10-28 11-15 29 41 4 12 9

Upcoming Games

  • L.A. Clippers will play their next game at home against Dallas. The Clippers have a W/L % of .889 after a win and .375 after a loss.
  • Golden State will play their next game at home against Memphis. The Warriors have a W/L % of .565 after a win and .900 after a loss.