As this season is going from bad to worse for Stephen Curry and his oft-injured foot/ankle, the Golden State Warriors earned themselves a big victory over the Dallas Mavericks Saturday night to inch closer to the 8th and final playoff spot this season. But they head to tinsel town Sunday to face the Los Angeles Clippers look to make it back-to-back against some of the Western conference's finest.
Curry re-injured his ankle Sunday after already being a bit hobbled with a foot injury in the same area. He will more than likely not be suiting up this evening, even putting some question into his status the rest of the season. This on again, off again isn't working for Curry or the Warriors, so they might as well let him get fully healed before trying to push it again.
The W's certainly didn't struggle without him offensively, and will need some more big games for David Lee, Monta Ellis and the dubstitutes if they want ot beat the Clippers tonight. Curry led the way with 32 the last time again the Clippers at Staples, though the W's still haven't won there since January of 2011.
The dynamic duo of Chris Paul and Blake Griffin will be a handful (as always) as Paul is averaging 25.6 points and 9.6 assists in his last 10 games against the Warriors, while Griffin is averaging 21 points and eight boards in his two meetings with Golden State already this season.
Although it will be a challenge, road games like this are ones this Warriors team need to win if they want to be a playoff contender this season.
Tipoff is set for 6:30 p.m. PT with coverage on CSN Bay Area.
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