OAKLAND (CBS) – The Los Angeles Clippers wasted little time displaying their new weapons, as Chauncey Billups scored 21 points, while Chris Paul hit three consecutive hoops to ice the game, and the Clippers opened up their season with a 105-86 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night.
The Clippers took control of the game in the third quarter, scoring 34 points in a period that seemed to last forever, thanks to the constant intentional fouls that sent DeAndre Jordan to the free throw line.
Jordan, a career 41% free throw shooter made 4-12 from the line, but helped the Clippers on the defensive end with eight blocked shots.
Blake Griffin scored 22 points, while David Lee led the Warriors with 21 points.
The Clippers play again Wednesday night in San Antonio.