LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Golden State Warriors aren’t feeling much Christmas cheer, on the court at least, after two consdecutive holiday week losses in Los Angeles.
Just two days after falling by ten to the Lakers, the Clippers ran away with the Christmas game to win 100-86.
Jamal Crawford scored 12 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter, Chris Paul added 22 points in the Clippers victory.
The Warriors held the Clippers to 4-for-24 shooting in the first quarter and 39.1 percent for the game, two nights after the Lakers shot 51.7 percent without Kobe Bryant to beat them 115-105. That loss ended a streak of 27 straight games by the Warriors in which they held opponents under 50 percent.
The Clippers, beginning a nine-game homestand after back-to-back losses to San Antonio and Atlanta, haven’t dropped three in a row since March 29-April 1, 2013. Blake Griffin missed his first eight shots and was 5 for 16 overall with 18 points and 15 rebounds. DeAndre Jordan had 14 points and 12 boards.
Klay Thompson scored 15 points, and Stephen Curry 14 for Golden State, which has lost three of five following a 23-3 start that included a franchise-record 16-game winning streak.