Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – The Golden State Warriors exacted some
revenge en route to their best start in 20 years.
Stephen Curry had 28 points, seven assists and six rebounds as the Warriors
rolled to a 121-104 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night.
The 4-0 Warriors, who haven’t opened a season this well since beginning 5-0 in
1994-95, were ousted in seven games by the Clippers in the first round of last
Draymond Green posted 24 points, eight boards and five assists and Klay
Thompson netted 19 points for the Warriors, who shot an NBA season-high 58.1
percent (43-of-74) from the floor.
DeAndre Jordan tallied 17 points and 13 rebounds, Chris Paul supplied 15
points, 12 assists and four steals and Jamal Crawford netted 24 points off the
bench for Los Angeles, which fell to 3-2 on the young campaign.
Curry scored seven points during a 14-2 first-quarter run, which staked the
Warriors to a 21-11 advantage. They led 30-20 after Leandro Barbosa nailed a
3-pointer in the waning seconds of the opening frame.
Green and Thompson each put in five points during a 14-2 surge in the second
as the onslaught continued. Two Green free throws with 4:03 to go gave Golden
State a 52-31 cushion.
Curry and Thompson combined to score 18 points in the second and the Warriors
took a 65-52 spread into the break. The Clippers scored 22 points in the
Golden State took a 102-75 advantage into the fourth, where the Warriors
coasted to the easy victory.
David Lee made his season debut due to a strained left hamstring, but he
reaggravated the injury and played less than seven minutes … The Warriors
and Clippers split their four regular-season meetings last year … Golden
State was 15-of-25 (60 percent) from beyond the arc.