The first-ever Warriors Whiteout sure didn’t lack for any excitement. The Warriors took down the visiting Clippers 115-94 on Wednesday night in front of an electric sellout crowd decked out in all white thanks to Clorox. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson (19 points) put on a 3-point clinic, knocking down 11 of their 17 shots from long range. Curry scored 25 of his 31 points in the first half and also tallied eight assists and six rebounds on the night, while David Lee came through with 24 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists for his NBA-leading 14th 20/10 game of the year. The Warriors out-rebounded Los Angeles 53-38 and held them to 36.3 shooting. Winners of four straight, the Warriors will take on the Clippers again on Saturday in Southern California.
Mark Jackson
On tonight's game:
"Very physical game and we expected that. We expected to have some tough times against a very good team. They have a lot of guys that can carry them. I loved the way my team stuck with it and hung in there. One thing I learned from watching basketball and playing it - Phil Jackson didn't call timeouts too much. As much as sometimes I want to, I'm attempting to find a way to get it done and stop the bleeding. I think I have a team that through that they have developed an edge, toughness and confidence. But give them credit. They battled and we found a way to make plays offensively and defensively. Another quality win against a very good team in our own building."
On their 21 point win:
"Let's be fair, they played last night. We are a good basketball team and we were ready. When a good basketball team is sitting at home waiting for another team that worked the night before, this isn't going to happen all the time, you impose your will. We did a good job of fighting and getting a win. I'm sure you will see a different Clipper team in Los Angeles and we will be ready."
On defending Blake Griffin with a center:
"He's an elite player. He's a great athlete. In studying, the best matchup for him is putting a bigger man on him. A bigger man that is athletic enough to keep him in front and make him shoot over you. Now, you can try that and he can get 30, but it gives you the best opportunity. I thought Festus (Ezeli) and Andris (Biedrins) did a great job of defending him and keeping him away from the rim. I thought Carl Landry did a very good job. When we went smaller he battled and forced him into shots outside of the paint. Just in game plan and research it gives us the best chance. We need David Lee offensively. It's an awfully tough task to ask him to carry us defensively against Blake Griffin and also carry the load offensively in our interior."
On Stephen Curry:
"He's an all-time great shooter. He's in a zone right now. He's a great shooter and you are shocked when he misses it. What you want to do as a coach or as a teammate is find a way to get him open. What's great about it is that he's not just jacking up shots; he's looking to make plays too. When the defense rotates to him he's making plays. That first half was a thing of beauty. Not only offensively, but also he battled Chris Paul and tried to make life tough for him. It's an awfully tough task to fight over a million screens and still stick in front of him."
Stephen Curry
On Chris Paul's aggressive defense:
"That's how he plays defense. He's aggressive out there trying to mess up your timing. You just have to be aggressive and make the right plays. He still deflected a couple of passes, you just have to keep attacking and meet force with force."
David Lee
On MVP chants:
"God is good, that's what was going through my head. We've come a long way this season and I thought this was a game where a lot of people were looking to see what we were made of. We've got these guys again on Saturday, they're a very good basketball team, we were just a little bit better tonight."
On the key to team's defensive play:
"The coaches gave us a great scouting report and we just stepped out there and followed it. We tried to be as good as we could in pick-and-rolls. Chris Paul is so good in pick-and-rolls and making the whole offense work, so we just tried to be as good as we could, and then rebound the basketball and push it."
On his performance:
"It's not about me. I have confidence that I'm the best power forward in the league or up there and playing against a great player like Blake (Griffin) is just another challenge for me. I have confidence and my teammates gave me confidence to just play aggressive and keep playing aggressive throughout the whole game. I had a slower first half - they trapped me a lot - and in the second half I had a lot of opportunities and tried to make the most of them."
On Stephen Curry:
"In the first half they were trapping me and in the second half Steph absolutely caught fire, and in the second half they stopped pick-and-rolls and he didn't try to do too much with it. He threw it back to me and kind of let me be the point guard and make plays, and I was able to score a couple and have a few assists and our guys shot the ball well. That's what I told you that's our key the whole year, just sharing the ball offensively and letting the defense dictate who is going to score."
On playing the Clippers again in three nights:
"They're going to be ready. They're a team that has a lot of character and a lot of guys that don't like to lose. They've won a lot of games in a row and they're going to be ready and we're going to be ready as well, we're excited to go back down there for this challenge."
Klay Thompson
On tonight's game:
"I think we really shared the ball well. We were real physical especially with our four's and fives and they did a good job keeping them off the glass. We play well when we score at least 100 points which is a good sign. They were coming off a back-to-back so we knew they would be a little winded. They were missing a good player in Caron Butler so we just did a good job sharing the ball and playing well defensively."
On Stephen Curry's game opening up shots for everyone:
"Oh yeah, that opened up everything for everyone else. They were so focused on Steph (Curry) especially coming off the pick-n-roll it allowed D-Lee (David) to make plays off that roll. We really shared the ball well and everyone played great. We didn't take too many crazy shots and played very unselfishly."
HELLO 2013
Winners of four of their last five, the Warriors play their first game of 2013 against what has been the hottest team in the NBA. The second of four Warriors-Clippers matchups this season will take place just three days prior to the third meeting, and the Warriors are hoping that the result will be the same as that of the first head-to-head showdown. Get that? Regardless, the Warriors will be looking to become the second team to beat the Clippers in more than a month, and they’ll be attempting that on the first-ever Whiteout Night at Oracle Arena. Tickets are still available, and the first 19,000 fans in attendance will receive a Warriors Whiteout T-Shirt, courtesy of Clorox.
The Warriors picked up their third straight win with a 101-83 victory over the Celtics on Saturday night at Oracle Arena. Stephen Curry (22 points, 9 assists) and David Lee (20 points, 6 rebounds) led the way for the Warriors, and Harrison Barnes got it going early with 10 of his 15 points in the first quarter. The Warriors shot 50.7 percent from the field and were 12-for-19 on 3-pointers, while Boston was just 31-for-86 (36.0 percent) from the field. The Dubs have now held their opponents to less than 40 percent shooting in three of their last five games, and they will look to keep that streak intact on Wednesday.
At 21-10, the Warriors are off to their best start since 1991-92. This is the first time the Warriors have had at least 20 wins before New Year’s Day since 1980-81 and the team's 12-4 December record ties the franchise mark for wins in December. This is just the fifth time in the West Coast Era that the Warriors have won at least 12 games in any single month (last done March 1976, 13-4), and only one NBA team logged more wins in December than the Warriors – the Clippers.
There is no doubt that Stephen Curry is a legitimate All-Star candidate, and he can put a stamp on his credentials with a big game against elite point guard Chris Paul. Curry had 23 points and four assists to Paul’s 27 and 10 in their first head-to-head matchup this season, a 114-110 Warriors win in Los Angeles on November 3. Already known throughout the NBA for his sweet jumper, Curry has been especially hot as of late. He sunk four of his five 3-point attempts on Saturday and he’s now 27-for-51 (52.9 percent) from long range over the last six games. #DubTheVote
The Los Angeles Clippers own the best record in the league and suffered their first lost on Tuesday since November 26. Their 16-game winning streak took the NBA by storm, and it was no surprise who led the charge. Chris Paul leads the league in steals (2.69 spg) and is second in assists (9.3 apg), and he doesn’t have to look far to find a running mate in Lob City. Blake Griffin (17.6 ppg) is enjoying a stellar season and Jamal Crawford (16.3 ppg) is as dangerous offensively as any reserve in the NBA. This intra-division showdown should be an entertaining one, and the two teams will meet again on Friday in Los Angeles.
Featured Promotion
Tickets start at $35 and the first 19,000 fans will receive a Warriors Whiteout T-Shirt, courtesy of Clorox.
Injury Report
GSW: Andrew Bogut (ankle rehab) and Brandon Rush (torn left ACL) are out.

LAC: Caron Butler (personal reasons), Chauncey Billups (left foot peroneal tendinitis), Grant Hill (right knee bone bruise) and Trey Thompkins (left knee bone bruise) are out.