Motivated Warriors Rebound by Slipping Past the Clippers


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Warriors guard Klay Thompson got by the Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan to score in the first half. The Warriors won, 115-112.

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Klay Thompson scored 32 points, Stephen Curry added 23, and the visiting Golden State Warriors beat the Los Angeles Clippers, 115-112, on Saturday night to avoid losing a second consecutive game for the first time this season.

The Warriors were coming off a 32-point drubbing at Portland a night earlier that ended their 11-game winning streak. They appeared highly motivated to erase that memory from the opening tip, shooting 56 percent in the first half and twice leading by 15 points in the second quarter.

Draymond Green had his 11th triple-double this season, the most in the N.B.A., with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists to help Golden State improve to 49-5.

Jamal Crawford scored 25 points off the bench, Chris Paul added 24, and DeAndre Jordan had 16 points and 21 rebounds for the Clippers. They fell to 19-6 without the injured Blake Griffin.

The Clippers were coming off a 19-point win over San Antonio on Thursday night. Even with a day of rest, they played behind nearly the entire game.

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Miami’s Amar’e Stoudemire blocked a shot by Wizards guard John Wall during the first half. The Heat won, 114-94.

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HEAT 114, WIZARDS 94 Hassan Whiteside had 25 points and 23 rebounds in his return from a one-game suspension to help Miami beat Washington at home.

Whiteside was suspended for throwing an elbow at San Antonio center Boban Marjanovic’s head on Feb. 9.

It was only the 11th time in N.B.A. history that a player has had at least 20 points and 20 rebounds in a game off the bench. It was Whiteside’s second 20-20 game in his career. He had 24 points and 20 rebounds at Minnesota on Feb. 4, 2015.

Luol Deng had 27 points, and Goran Dragic added a season-high 24 points and had 8 assists and 7 rebounds.

Bradley Beal lead the Wizards with 19 points.

BUCKS 117, HAWKS 109 Jabari Parker had career highs of 28 points and 13 rebounds, Greg Monroe added 24 points, and Milwaukee stopped a six-game road skid with a victory in two overtimes against Atlanta.

Paul Millsap finished with 27 points, and Dennis Schroder had 25 for the Hawks, who missed 32 of 41 shots beyond the 3-point arc. Atlanta has lost three straight at home for the first time since March 2014.

The Bucks overcame the late absence of Giannis Antetokounmpo, who fouled out with 1 minute 11 seconds left in regulation, and held on despite Monroe’s missing a layup that could have clinched the win in the closing seconds of the first overtime.



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