(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By ANTONIO GONZALEZ AP Sports Writer Since Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin captivated the Bay Area in the ''Run TMC'' days of the early 1990s, the Golden State Warriors have been known for scoring a lot of points and giving up even more.
In Mark Jackson's second season as coach, the Warriors finally have started to change their focus. Golden State (21-10) is off to its best start in more than 20 years entering Wednesday night's home game against the NBA-best Los Angeles Clippers (25-6), a surprising turnaround that has been propelled largely by defense.
The Warriors rank third in the league in rebounding differential (plus-4.19) and fourth in average opponents' field-goal percentage (42.9 percent). They beat the Clippers 114-110 in Los Angeles on Nov. 3.