Warriors clobber Clippers again
03 Feb 2017 - 20:10
Los Angeles: Stephen Curry scored 29 points and Kevin Durant added 26 on Thursday as the Golden State Warriors extended their dominance over the Los Angeles Clippers with a 133-120 victory.
The Warriors beat the Clippers for the ninth straight time, despite the injury absences of Draymond Green, Zaza Pachulia, Shaun Livingston and David West.
Green was held out with a left shoulder contusion suffered in Wednesday's home win over the Charlotte Hornets.
"We've got a deep team and all the guys fit into their roles and execute our game plan, our identity, every night no matter who suits up," Curry said after the Warriors won their fifth straight.
They shot 52.5 percent from the field, and while their 14 three-pointers didn't approach the stunning 21 they put up against the Hornets, it was still an impressive follow up.
"We'd rather be healthy," Curry said. "But to have a showing like this in a back-to-back, with so many guys out, is a big-time night."
Curry's only three-pointer in the first half was his 200th of the season, making him the first NBA player to hit 200 or more from beyond the arc in five straight campaigns.
He finished with three treys, connecting on 11 of 23 overall from the floor and also handed out 11 of the Warriors 38 assists.
Durant had 10 assists and eight rebounds for the Warriors. Klay Thompson scored 21 points as seven Golden State players scored in double figures.
Blake Griffin scored 31 points and pulled down eight rebounds, but the Clippers have now lost five of their last seven.
In San Antonio, coach Gregg Popovich tied the league record for most career wins with a single club with the Spurs' 102-86 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.