Clippers Dump Warriors to End Three-Game Skid

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Zach Randolph had 27 points and 11 rebounds, Eric Gordon also scored 27 points and the Los Angeles Clippers snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the Golden State Warriors 118-105 on Monday night.

Gordon had a career-high six 3-pointers and has scored 21-plus
points in each of his last five games for the Clippers, who beat
the Warriors for the first time since Nov. 2, 2007.

Baron Davis added 25 points and 10 assists for the Clippers, who
got off to a slow start and were without starter Al Thornton,
missing his second game of the season with a right foot injury.

Stephen Jackson had 28 points and C.J. Watson added 16 for the
Warriors.

The Clippers started the fourth period ahead by eight, but the
Warriors cut the lead to three when Jackson hit a 3-pointer with
7:02 remaining.

But the Clippers kept hitting their 3s.

Gordon had two consecutive treys and Davis hit an uncontested
3-pointer with 1:09 left to make it 114-102.

Randolph, back from a two-game suspension for punching a player,
was a late addition to the starting lineup because he had been
visiting his ailing father in Indianapolis.

Fred Jones provided a spark off the bench for the Clippers in
the third quarter, contributing two high-flying dunks and eight
points in that quarter. The Clippers also got help from Gordon, who
helped Los Angeles score seven points within 1:12 in the period.

Jones had a driving slam dunk and Gordon added an uncontested
3-pointer from the bottom left of the key to put the hosts ahead
78-64.

The Warriors went on a 17-2 run midway through the first quarter
behind Jackson's eight points. Jackson sparked the spurt by hitting
two free throws and Jamal Crawford added an uncontested jumper from the right side of the key with 4:19 left to give Golden State a
25-11 lead.

But the Clippers surged back and led at the half, 60-55. Los
Angeles capped a 15-2 run to end the first quarter behind two
3-pointers from Baron Davis and one time-expiring trey from Marcus
Camby. Gordon chipped in eight second-quarter points and Randolph
added seven to give the Clippers the lead.

Jackson continued to score, though, and Los Angeles couldn't
stop him. The Warriors shot 52 percent in the first half, including
Jackson's 20 points on 9-for-14 shooting.

Notes:

Thornton is listed as day to day with a right foot injury.
"He tried it out and just couldn't push off his foot," Clippers
coach Mike Dunleavy said before the game. "Once he gets to that
point, we'll see."

Clippers center Chris Kaman (strained arch) could be out for another two weeks. Kaman originally injured his foot on Nov. 26 and has had the flu for the last three days.


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