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                      === Warriors race past Clippers ===
 Oakland, CA ( - There were no incidents leading to ejections
 in Thursday's Warriors-Clippers showdown, but there was a virtual beatdown.
 David  Lee and Stephen Curry poured in 22 points apiece on a combined 18-of-25
 shooting  display  as Golden  State pummeled Los  Angeles 111-92 with relative
 Lee  also grabbed  11 rebounds  and  Curry handed  out seven  assists for  the
 Warriors,  who  snapped out of  a 2-5 slump by  outscoring the Clippers in the
 paint by an absurd 66-22 margin.
 "We  made them  work," Golden State head coach Mark Jackson said. "We executed
 offensively, defensively and we really battled. We were locked in."
 Klay  Thompson contributed 16 points to the wire-to-wire win, and Andrew Bogut
 added 14 with 17 rebounds.
 Blake Griffin, who was ejected when these teams met on Christmas Day following
 an altercation with Bogut, paced the Pacific Division-leading Clippers with 27
 points.  Darren Collison  followed with 22 points, while DeAndre Jordan pulled
 down 20 rebounds in the setback.
 "We  knew we were coming into a hostile environment and we didn't respond as a
 team," Clippers forward Matt Barnes admitted.
 Los  Angeles' night was summed up by its 1-for-15 showing from the field in an
 11-point third quarter. The Clippers had won four in a row coming in but found
 little offensive success after the break.
 One  of their few runs came late in the second quarter to pull within 64-56 at
 halftime after trailing by as many as 19 in the first half.
 From  there, however,  it was all Warriors,  who stretched their lead to 22 by
 opening the third quarter on a 16-2 run, with six points coming from Lee.
 J.J.  Redick's  3-pointers briefly stopped the  flurry with 5:37 on the clock,
 but that proved to be the Clippers' only field goal the entire quarter.
 The  Warriors  brought a  90-67 cushion  into the fourth,  and the closest the
 Clippers got from there was 13.
                                   Game Notes
 Golden State leads the season series 2-1 but still trails the Clippers by four
 games  for the  division  lead ...  The  Warriors are  21-3  when holding  the
 opposition  to  below 100 points  ... Griffin has scored  20 or more points in
 each of his last seven games ... Injured Clippers guard Chris Paul was named a
 Western  Conference  All-Star reserve  on Thursday. Los  Angeles is 10-4 since
 Paul  suffered a shoulder injury earlier this month ... The Clippers have lost
 five straight and 15 of 17 games in Oakland.
 01/31 02:32:21 ET

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