Curry scores 31 points as Warriors rout Clippers
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, right, reacts after making a shot next to forward Kevin Durant, center, during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Los Angeles. | AP Photo/Ryan Kang
LOS ANGELES — Stephen Curry scored 31 points and Kevin Durant added 19 to help Golden State rout the Los Angeles Clippers 141-113 on Monday night (Tuesday Manila time) for the Warriors’ 11th consecutive win in the series.
The Warriors (5-3) have not lost to the Clippers since Christmas Day in 2014.
The Clippers (4-2) were the last team in the NBA to lose a game, but have now dropped two consecutive. Danilo Gallinari scored 19 points and Lou Williams added 17.
Curry hit seven of his 11 three-point attempts, and added six assists and five rebounds.
Draymond Green added 16 points for the Warriors while Klay Thompson had 15.
The Warriors outrebounded the Clippers 46-35 and shot 58 percent on the night.
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The Warriors made their defensive strategy known early. Despite the Clippers often running their offense through Blake Griffin, he got off only three shots with 1:38 left in the first half. Every time he had the ball down low, the Warriors would quickly double-team him.
Golden State, meanwhile, was shredding the Los Angeles defense. They connected on 61 percent of their shots in the first half and led 74-57 at the break.
The Clippers pulled within nine to start the second half before Curry led Golden State to the easy win.