The Warriors have owned the Clippers in recent years, beating them 12 times in a row heading into Wednesday's game. One of Los Angeles' biggest strengths was getting to the charity stripe. They responded by committing 16 turnovers against the Lakers and shooting 34.5 percent from the floor.
Kevin Durant did his battling with Lou Will and finished with 40.
Golden State plays the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday evening. The Warriors had a rate of 0.176 (below their season average of 0.196), while the Nuggets posted a mark of 0.126 (below their season average of 0.190).
The flip side of blocking shots is not having shots blocked on the offensive end.
The Warriors have given the Clippers beatdown after beatdown since 2014.
The Clippers, winners in seven of their last ten games, will be back in action on Thursday night, as they're scheduled for a match-up against the Sacramento Kings inside the Golden 1 Center.
In his third season, Durant would compete in all 82 of his team's regular season games while leading the Thunder to 50 wins and a first-round playoff exit to the defending and repeat champion L.A. Lakers.
This is a victory the Clippers sorely needed.
Golden State Warriors teammates Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant are neck-and-neck for tops in All-Star balloting among Western Conference players.
Now, just over halfway through the season, the Warriors are on pace to finish 65-17-a low mark for the Steve Kerr era, but still one of the 25 greatest records in National Basketball Association history.
At home, Golden State is 9-11-1 ATS with 11 unders and 10 overs. There were too many freebie leak-outs to the likes of Montrezl Harrell, DeAndre Jordan, and Sam Dekker, too many blown rotations, and a total inability to staunch the bleeding when Lou Williams started rolling. (Which just so happened to be the first game Chris Paul played with the Clippers). Los Angeles ranks 24th in rebounds allowed per game (44.2).
This is an exhibition, and the league should give the fans what they want (including televising the All-Star Game draft, they blew it not doing that). In two meetings against Antetokounmpo last season, Green helped hold him to a combined 14-for-37 (37.8 percent) shooting.
The Warriors, meanwhile, still lead the Houston Rockets out west by three games. In a seemingly regular road game against the Indiana Pacers, the then-32 year-old veteran in his 12season erupted for 52 points on 19/33 shooting, which included an array of insane, off-balance shots.
The Rockets won their second straight and improved to 3-2 in five games without James Harden, who is out for at least two weeks with a hamstring injury. The last five or six games, our defensive numbers are just very bad.