Clippers Winning Streak Snapped As Warriors Pull Away In Final Four Minutes

The Clippers have lost 10 of their last 11 games in Oakland against the Warriors.

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Clippers Fall To Warriors, 122-112, After Late Golden State Run

Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Monta Ellis scored 30 points and dished out six assists to help the Golden State Warriors beat the Los Angeles Clippers, 122-112, at ORACLE Arena. Stephen Curry drained five shots from beyond the arc en route to 23 points for the Warriors, who have won three of their last five games. David Lee posted 19 points with nine rebounds and Reggie Williams totaled 16 points off the bench.

Blake Griffin record his 25th straight double-double with 28 points and 13 rebounds for the Clippers, who were aiming for a fourth straight win. Eric Gordon also scored 28 points in defeat. With the teams even at 106, the Warriors pulled away with 10 straight points. Vladimir Radmanovic hit consecutive three-pointers before Lee and Ellis converted layups to make it 116-106 with 1:57 left in the fourth quarter.

The Clippers held a 39-35 edge after the opening 12 minutes, but trailed by as many as 12 in the second quarter. Golden State carried a 69-62 advantage into halftime. Down 12 early in the third quarter, Los Angeles pulled even at 77 with a 15-3 surge. The Warriors pushed their lead back to double-digits at 94-84 on a reverse layup by Dorell Wright late in the frame. Los Angeles erased an eight-point deficit early in the fourth quarter.

Golden State made 14-of-26 from three-point range...Radmanovic had 13 points and six rebounds, while Wright finished with 11 points...Gordon recorded seven assists...Los Angeles outscored Golden State 68-42 in the paint...The Clippers fell to 2-18 this season when allowing 100 points or more.

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Clippers Vs. Warriors: Probable Starting Lineups & Injury Report

The Los Angeles Clippers beat the Golden State Warriors in Los Angeles on Sunday, and look to do so again as the two teams meet Friday night at Oracle Arena in Oakland. The Clippers are in search of their season-high fourth straight win. Here is a look at tonight's probable starting lineups and injury reports:

Clippers (13-24)

The usual suspects are on the injury report, all three having not played since December. Chris Kaman (bone bruise and ligament sprain in his left ankle) and Craig Smith (herniated disc) are still out, and Brian Cook is listed as doubtful with a sprained right ankle.

Warriors (15-23)

Ellis is listed as probable with flu-like symptoms, but he is expected to play. He missed a few days of practice earlier in the week. Reggie Williams missed Wednesday's game against the Lakers with right Achilles tendon soreness, and is listed as probable to play in tonight's game.

Tonight's 7:30 p.m. PST game will be televised on Prime Ticket.

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Clippers Vs. Warriors: Eric Gordon & Monta Ellis A Matchup To Watch

As the Los Angeles Clippers attempt to win their fourth straight game Friday night, in Oakland to face the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena, most of the focus will deservedly be on Blake Griffin, who continues to amaze with his rookie campaign. However, tonight's game will also feature two of the best shooting guards in the NBA, with Eric Gordon of the Clippers facing Monta Ellis of Golden State.

Gordon has parlayed his experience with Team USA in the FIBA World Championships in Turkey last summer into a breakout third season in the NBA. He is averaging a career-high 23.6 points per game this season, and has emerged as a team leader. His aggressive style has paid off, is he averages 7.7 free throw attempts per game, 11th in the NBA. After an early season slump from distance, Gordon has made 41.1% of his three-point attempts in his last 16 games.

Ellis had his breakout season last season, finishing sixth in the league in scoring, and has picked up where he has left off this year, averaging 25.6 points per game, third in the NBA. Ellis is second among Western Conference shooting guards in field goal percentage, at 46.9%, while Gordon is third, at 45.5%. Ellis is fifth in the NBA with 29 games of 20 points or more, while Gordon is tied for eighth with 26 such games.

The fine folks at 82games.com have Gordon at 20.8 PER compared to 13.5 PER for his opposing shooting guards, for a net gain of +7.3. Ellis, meanwhile, has a 20.4 PER compared to 15.8 for his opposite number, for a +4.6. In their two meetings this season, Gordon has outscored Ellis, 44-28. Tonight should be a fun matchup between these two wonderful shooting guards.

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Clippers Travel To Face Warriors Looking For Fourth Straight Win

The Los Angeles Clippers, fresh off their defining win of the season, look to extend their winning streak Friday night as they travel to Oakland to face the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. The Clippers have won three straight games, including a convincing 105-91 victory over the Warriors on Sunday in Los Angeles. The Clippers have won eight of their last 11 games overall.

In the Clippers last 15 games, the formula has been simple. When they score 100 points, they win. When the don't, they lose. In those 15 games, the Clippers are 8-0 when scoring 100 and 0-7 in the other seven games. Scoring 100 points against the Warriors shouldn't be a problem, as Golden State plays at the fourth fastest pace in the NBA and is 27th in the league in points allowed, at 106.1 points per contest.

The two teams met earlier this season in Oakland, with the Warriors prevailing 109-91 on October 29. Golden State has beaten the Clippers nine of their last 10 meetings in Oakland. Baron Davis is coming off his finest game of the season, scoring 21 points and collecting nine assists against the Heat on Wednesday. Davis has averaged 17.7 points and 9.3 assists during the three-game winning streak.

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