Yesterday was a tough day for the Los Angeles Clippers for a few reasons. Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s son, Scott Ashley Sterling, was found dead of an apparent overdose late Tuesday night. With that on everyone’s mind, the Clippers went on to lose against the Golden State Warriors 115-94, dropping their second game in a row on the road.
The Clippers were outplayed in almost every aspect of the game. They shot just 36.4% from the field, making this the second game in a row they shot below 40%. The Warriors also outplayed them on the boards, out-rebounding the Clippers 53-38. The Clippers looked tired and lethargic, allowing the Warriors to become the only team to defeat them twice this season.
For the Clippers, Jamal Crawford led the team with 24 points. Chris Paul followed with 23 points and 6 assists, and Matt Barnes put up 19 points and 7 rebounds. Barnes started for Caron Butler, who was out for personal reasons.
For the Warriors, Stephen Curry led with 31 points and 8 assists. David Lee contributed 24 points and 13 rebounds, and Klay Thompson had 19 points.
With yesterday’s win, the Warriors are only 2 1/2 games behind the Clippers in the Western Conference standings. The Clippers face the Los Angeles Lakers tomorrow, hoping to hang on to their conference dominance.