Curry and Thompson respond at the end and Warriors beat Clippers 120-114

2023-12-01 06:12:01

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry had 26 points, eight assists and seven rebounds and a depleted Golden State Warriors held on to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 120-114 on Thursday.

Klay Thompson scored 10 straight points in a key interval in the fourth quarter and finished with 22 points. The Warriors were without Chris Paul and Gary Payton II, who were injured in Tuesday’s 124-123 loss to Sacramento to be eliminated in the seasonal tournament. While forward Andrew Wiggins crushed his right index finger on the car door this Thursday and was also ruled out for the game.

Golden State led by 18 points in the first half and held on despite Paul George’s efforts. With a jumper with 10:41 left, George cut the Warriors’ lead to 89-81, but Thompson took the reins before the Clippers got back within five on a James Harden three-pointer with 4:32 left. .

Kawhi Leonard had 23 points and seven boards to lead Los Angeles, while Harden had 18 points and seven assists. George contributed 15 points and 10 assists.

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