LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 3: David Lee #10 of the Golden State Warriors goes to the basket during the game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center on November 3, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES (AP) Stephen Curry and reserve Carl Landry had 23 points apiece and the Golden State Warriors held off the pesky Los Angeles Clippers for a wire-to-wire 114-110 victory on Saturday night.
Klay Thompson had 17 points and eight rebounds for Golden State, which handed the Clippers their first loss of the season. The narrow win came after the Warriors learned reserve small forward Brandon Rush, their best perimeter defender, will miss the rest of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during the first quarter of Friday night’s 104-94 home loss to Memphis.
Chris Paul scored 27 points for Los Angeles, going 19 for 20 at the free-throw line. Reserve Jamal Crawford also had 27 points, and Blake Griffin finished with 19 points and 11 rebounds.