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Warriors’ Strong Second-Half Effort Earns Victory Over Clippers

Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson Combine for 52 Points in Los Angeles
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The Warriors came back from a 17-point deficit and pulled out a 110-106 road victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night. It was another strong second half performance by Splash Brothers Stephen Curry (27 points and four assists) and Klay Thompson (25 points and four assists) that propelled the Dubs to their 10th straight win and completed their four-game road trip with an undefeated record. David Lee tallied 17 points and seven rebounds, while Marreese Speights added 13 points off the bench in the win.

Playing without Draymond Green who sat out the game due to injury, the Warriors knew they were going to be in for a challenge, and the game certainly began that way. The Clippers scored the first seven points of the game and jumped out to a 15-8 lead with 6:41 left in the first quarter. A 6-0 Los Angeles run would put the Clippers up 14 with a minute remaining in the first frame before David Lee got a layup to send the teams into the second quarter with the Clippers holding a 30-18 advantage. After Festus Ezeli brought the Warriors within eight points, the Clippers responded with an 11-2 run to achieve their largest lead of the game at 44-27 with 4:48 remaining in the first half. Perhaps sensing the game was getting out of reach, the Dubs immediately responded with a 12-2 run of their own to climb back within single digits. The two teams traded baskets the rest of the way and entered halftime with the Clippers leading 53-46.


Warriors vs. Clippers

The Splash Brothers combine for 52 points to out due Blake Griffin's 40 as the Warriors defeat the Clippers 110-106.

Warriors at Clippers - 3/31/15

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Warriors vs. Clippers

The Splash Brothers combine for 52 points to out due Blake Griffin's 40 as the Warriors defeat the Clippers 110-106.
Mar 31, 2015  |  03:55

Curry Breaks Ankles

Stephen Curry can send defenders off-balance with the killer crossover and nail the jumper.
Mar 31, 2015  |  00:35

Speights Posterizes Davis

Marreese Speights goes up strong and posterizes Glen Davis with the monster dunk.
Mar 31, 2015  |  00:30

Klay Scores and One

Klay Thompson drives past Blake Griffin and hits the jumper plus the foul.
Mar 31, 2015  |  00:25

Bogut Finds Thompson

Andrew Bogut dishes the over the shoulder pass to Klay Thompson who scores the layup.
Mar 31, 2015  |  00:25

Assist of the Night: Andrew Bogut

Andrew Bogut tosses a nice no-look pass over his shoulder to Klay Thompson for the lay-up.
Mar 31, 2015  |  00:25

Dunk of the Night: Marreese Speights

Marreese Speights drives baseline and posterizes Glen Davis with the monster dunk.
Mar 31, 2015  |  00:26

Upon return to game action, the Warriors kept their recent trend of impressive third-quarters alive with Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson shouldering the load. After David Lee scored a layup with 11:09 left in the third frame, Curry and Thompson combined to score the Warriors’ next 19 points to ultimately tie the game at 67 with 5:23 left in the quarter. Despite the incendiary display by the Dubs’ backcourt, the Clippers didn’t roll over, and maintained an 88-82 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Marreese Speights proved to be the difference at the outset of the final frame, scoring the Warriors first three field goals as part of a 9-0 Golden State run to take a 91-88 lead with 9:52 left to play in the game. The Clippers responded with a 6-0 run of their own over a 1:49 span before Klay Thompson sank his third and final three-pointer of the game to tie things up at 94 with 6:47 remaining in the game. From there, the two sides remained deadlocked within two points until Thompson converted two free throws to give the Warriors a 103-100 advantage with 2:20 left to play. Once they got that lead, they never relinquished it again as some solid defense and timely free throw shooting ultimately secured a 110-106 victory.


With this win, the Warriors improve to 61-13 on the season and tally a franchise record of 16 wins in a single month. Up next, the Dubs will return home on Thursday night after completing their perfect 4-0 road trip to host the Phoenix Suns on Warriors Ground.

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