3/11/21 LOS ANGELES, CA - The Golden State Warriors (19-19) traveled south for their third matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers ( 22-14) on Thursday night at Staples Center were blown out and lost on the road 130-104.
The Clippers leads the Western Conference in three-point shooting (46.4%) would need all the firepower they have against Stephen Curry, who is averaging 29.7 ppg., and Golden State's overall game point averaging of 111.9 pts in their last ten games.
The Clippers led 3-0 in the first quarter, after a three-point shot by Serge Ibaka. The Warriors trail 5-3 after a three-pointer by Kelly Oubre Jr. The Clippers took control of the game early, led the Warriors 14-5 after a jump shot by Serge Ibaka.
The Warriors bounced back and went on a 15-6 run to tie the game 20-20, with a three-point shot by Draymond Green. Then, just a few plays later, the Warriors would take a 23-22 lead after a technical foul was giving to Patrick Beverly.
The Clippers would take a 36-30 lead with 9:37 in the second quarter after baskets by Marcus Morris Sr. and Ivica Zubac's dunk.
The Warriors failed to keep up the pace against the Clipper offensive momentum when Kawhi Leonard made a three-point jump shot to give the Clippers a 48-35 lead with just under five minutes left in the first half.
The Clippers' momentum continued in the third quarter, leading the Warriors 79-57 after a slam dunk by Ibaka. The Warrior defense could not adjust to the explosive Clippers' offense and trail at the end of the quarter 104-68.
Early in the fourth quarter, it was evident that the Warriors had no chance of winning the game and had reached the point of no return, were no matched for the Clippers.
With 5:08 left in the game, the Clippers led 122-91. The Warriors would eventually break the century mark trailing 124-100 with two minutes left in the game.
The Clippers went on to beat the Warriors 130-104. Leonard led the Clippers in scoring with 28 points, George 17 points, Ibaka 16points, and Lou Williams 14 points.
Andrew Wiggins and Kelly Oubre Jr. lead the Warriors in scoring both with 15 points, and Curry, James Wiseman, and Jordan Poole all had 14 points. The Clippers made 18 of 41 shots from the three-point arc, 43.9 percent, and the Warriors 9 of 36 shots from the three-point arc, 25.0 percent.
The Clippers will face the New Orleans Pelicans on the road on Sunday, March 14, and the Warriors hope to regroup as they head home to face the Utah Jazz on Sunday. For more photos from this game, click on the link below. #laclippers #warriors #losangelesclippers #goldenstatewarriors #nba #kawhileonard #sergeibaka #ivicazubac #tgsportstv1