The last time the Golden State Warriors saw the Los Angeles Clippers it was Christmas day, and the buzz around having the return of the NBA took center stage. This time around the W's are trying to stop a losing streak as one of the NBA's most talented teams arrives ar Oracle Arena Monday night.
The Clip Show (19-10) currently owns the West's third-best record, but came up short against the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday in a 103-100 overtime loss. The Clips gave it away late, and are determined to right the ship Monday night against Golden State (11-17).
The Warriors were out rebounded 45-31 Saturday against the Memphis Grizzlies, and outscored 44-22 in the painted area, not exactly who you'd like to be playig entering a contest with a Clippers' frontcourt of Griffin and DeAndre Jordan. A lot of the burden will fall on the bigs tonight, most notably David Lee, who has been lighting it up offensively, and Ekpe Udoh, who's growing into one of the better defenders around the rim.
As for Chris Paul, the Warriors can only hope to try and contain him, averaging 17 points and 8 assists over his last 10 games, and had 20 points and nine assists in their Christmas Day victory at Oracle to start out the season.
Five of the W's last eight losses have come by three points or less, but they've won four of their last six at Oracle. Hopefully the later streak keeps on after tonight.
Tipoff is set for 7:30 pm PT with coverage on CSN Bay Area.
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