The winners of five straight games, the Golden State Warriors played the last game of a mini two-game home stand on Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Clippers, who they’d defeated by 16 points on Saturday in Los Angeles. But this result would be much different as the Clippers defeated the Warriors by 19 points on Wednesday night, winning 125 to 106.
The Warriors were not at full strength for this game, as Stephen Curry suffered a minor ankle sprain earlier on Wednesday and sat the game out. The Warriors were also without Klay Thompson, who was scheduled to receive rest during this game, as he’d played in every other game thus far this season.
Even without their All-Star backcourt, the Warriors seemed poised to take care of business against the Clippers, with Kevin Durant returning to action and the Clippers being severely short-handed.
But the Clippers rose to the occasion and, behind a career-high night by one player and impressive contributions from players only recently added to the team, and defeated the Warriors at Oracle Arena. The Clippers’ victory was their first win against the Warriors since Christmas Day 2014 and their first win in Oakland since Christmas Day 2011.
A career-night for Lou snaps the Clippers’ losing streak against the Warriors
I once had a teacher who said, “there are two kinds of people: people who eat the thing they don’t like first and people who wait and eat the thing they don’t like last.” Well, I’m definitely more of the former so... let’s get the bad stuff out of the way. Specifically, Lou Williams going absolutely nuts to end the Warriors twelve-game winning streak against the Clippers.
Williams was moved into the starting lineup with all the injuries that have befallen the Clippers. Blake Griffin missed this game while still dealing with the effects of the concussion he suffered on Saturday against the Warriors. Playing with the starters, Williams scored a career-high 50 points. More than half of those points came in the third quarter, in which he scored 27 points as the Clippers began to run away with the game.
Source : https://www.goldenstateofmind.com/2018/1/11/16877138/nba-2018-golden-state-warriors-los-angeles-clippers-kevin-durant-lou-williams-highlights567