An Overview of the Clippers-Warriors Season Series

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Game 4: Warriors 98 – Clippers 111

March 12, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (6), guard Chris Paul (3) and forward Blake Griffin (32) celebrate the 111-98 victory against the Golden State Warriors following the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Notable Absences: J.J. Redick (LAC), Jamal Crawford (LAC)

Even without their two best shooting guards in Redick and Crawford, the Clippers put on a scoring clinic in their final meeting against the Warriors. Of the nine players that played, seven Clippers scored double-digit points led by Blake Griffin who finished with  30 points, 15 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals. Alongside Griffin, both DeAndre Jordan and Chris Paul finished with double-doubles; Paul falling two rebounds short of a triple-double. A surprise was recent roster addition in Danny Granger who lead the bench in scoring with 18 points, his high for the season.

For the Warriors, there was little balance on offense with David Lee and Klay Thompson scoring over 50 percent of the points and the bench provided little, going 3-of-25 from the field as a collective.

Through the first and third quarter, the game remained competitive with the Clippers leading 84-79 going into the fourth quarter, but Los Angeles gained breathing room outscoring the Warriors by 8 points. The Warriors shot 4-of-13 from the field for a total of 19 points in the fourth.

Defeating the Warriors allowed the Clippers to improve their win streak to 9 games in a row.

Quote of the Game

“Between these two teams, there was that kind of intensity in December when we were playing each other. Not to hype it up at all, but there is no love lost between these two teams. Both teams are teams that play hard to begin with and are very competitive. [It was a] very good four games between the two teams this regular season. Who knows what’s going to happen playoff time, if we’ll see them again, but both teams are playing very good basketball right now” – David Lee