LA Clippers defeat Warriors behind Lou Williams’ 50 points

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 06: David West /

The LA Clippers defeated the Golden State Warriors 125-106 behind Lou Williams’ 50 points.

The LA Clippers defeated the Golden State Warriors 125-106 on Wednesday night behind a career performance from Lou Williams. This was the first regular season win at Oracle Arena for the Clippers since 2011.

The Warriors were without Stephen Curry (ankle) and Klay Thompson (rest), but still touted out a lineup that featured both Kevin Durant and Draymond Green. Durant did drop 40 and in doing so, surpassed the 20,000 career point mark, becoming the second youngest player behind LeBron James to do so.


With Blake Griffin still in the concussion protocol, Doc Rivers decided to start Lou Williams to get some scoring. The result? Pure success. The assumed Sixth Man of the Year poured in a career high 50 points. 27 of these came in the third quarter when Lou just erupted. With no Klay Thompson to defend him, there was little that the Warriors could do to keep him from getting his shot off. To top it off, he also managed to dish out 7 assists.

To top off his amazing night, he told ESPN reporters that he wants to remain with the Clippers. What a guy!

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Meanwhile, C.J. Williams, fresh off his game-winner against the Hawks, scored 12 points. However, his success was short lived as he had to be helped off of the court with an ankle injury. Despite the injuries this team has already suffered, this one hurt a little bit more due to C.J.’s success story of finally breaking through into the NBA. Hopefully he’ll be able to come back soon.

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With last night’s win and losses by several other teams, the LA Clippers are only 1 game behind in the loss column of the 6th place Oklahoma City Thunder. Even with the injury plagued season this team has had, they still could get solid seeding in the playoffs. We’re at about the halfway mark of the season, so the team can’t afford silly losses.

The Clippers play again tonight in Sacramento against the Kings. They aren’t the worst team to have on the second night of a back-to-back, but with the team still possibly shorthanded, the Clips will have to come to play.