Found April 14, 2012 on Fox Sports:
Nba_grizzlies_vs_c033
Chris Paul had 28 points and 13 assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Golden State Warriors 112-104 on Saturday to close within a game of the Lakers for the Pacific Division lead. Blake Griffin added 20 points, DeAndre Jordan 18 and Mo Williams 14 in the Clippers' third straight win and 11th in their last 13 games. They are also chasing the idle Lakers for the third seed in the Western Conference with six games remaining. The Clippers' 36 wins are their most since they won 40 games in 2006-07. Reserve Nate Robinson led injury-riddled Golden State with 28 points, including four 3-pointers. Klay Thompson added 24 points, Dorell Wright scored 23 and Brandon Rush 22 in the Warriors' third consecutive loss and 11th in their last 13 games. David Lee and Richard Jefferson have been sidelined since Friday with injuries, joining Andrew Bogut and Stephen Curry. Golden State, the NBA's leading 3-point shooting team, made 15 from long range - one off its season high. Wright and Thompson had four 3s each. The Warriors were 15 of 21 from the free-throw line, compared to 14 for 30 for the Clippers. Without Lee down low to guard Griffin, the Clippers dominated the paint. But Golden State stayed in the game with its strong outside shooting. Nick Young hit a timely 3-pointer that gave Los Angeles its only double-digit lead of the fourth. From there, the Warriors got within six several times, but the Clippers made a series of defensive stops in the closing minute. Paul hit a 3 with 9 seconds left to preserve the win, although Thompson ended the game with Golden State's last 3. The Warriors tied it twice in the third quarter but never managed to take the lead despite the Clippers' missed free throws. They were 10 of 19 from the line in the period. Kenyon Martin finally made a pair to send the Clippers into the fourth ahead 86-82. The Clippers raced to a 24-5 lead to start the game, shooting 59 percent in the opening quarter when Paul and Jordan scored 12 points each. The Warriors hit seven 3-pointers in the second quarter to trail 59-58 at the break. Rush and Robinson made three apiece in the period as Golden State shot 61 percent from long range in the half. NOTES: The Clippers split the season series with the Warriors. ... Golden State remains stuck at 10 road wins, equaling last season's total. ... Jefferson, who has a swollen right knee, wasn't with the Warriors. ... The Clippers improved to 9-1 on Saturdays.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Clippers confident heading into postseason

LOS ANGELES The Clippers have not yet officially clinched a postseason berth, but it's a measure of how far they've come since Chris Paul's arrival this season that playoff talk dominated the postgame conversation Saturday after their 112-104 win over the Warriors. Yes, these Clippers are a confident bunch after their 11th win in 13 games. And yes, they're looking...

Video: Chris Paul dunks against the Warriors

Clippers point guard is one of the best below-the-rim finishers in the NBA. Paul is able to make layups from a number of difficult angles and makes it look easy. Saturday, Paul displayed his hops with this fast break dunk (yes, DUNK)  against the Warriors: Most people probably forgot CP3 was able to get up [...]

Williams slips seamlessly back into Clips' lineup

A sprained big left toe sidelined Clippers guard Mo Williams for 11 games, and it didn't seem like the team missed him. With Williams out, the Clippers reeled off nine wins, keeping pace in the Pacific Division and in the race for home-court advantage. But with Williams back on the court Thursday night in Minnesota, the Clippers looked as strong as ever. "The team was...

Clips fight to edge Lakers, clinch playoff spot

LOS ANGELES After their 112-104 win Saturday afternoon against the Golden State Warriors at STAPLES Center, the Clippers are breathing a rarefied air never before experienced by the franchise. At 37-23 and holding the fourth spot in the Western Conference, L.A.s other pro basketball team has a legitimate shot at getting to the NBA Finals. If you dont believe it, just ask their...

Clippers trail Lakers by one game

Chris Paul had 28 points and 13 assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Golden State Warriors 112-104 on Saturday to close within a game of the Lakers for the Pacific Division lead. Blake Griffin added 20 points, DeAndre Jordan 18 and Mo Williams 14 in the Clippers' third straight win and 11th in their last 13 games. They are also chasing the idle Lakers for the third...

Clippers beat Warriors for 3rd win in row

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Chris Paul had 28 points and 13 assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Golden State Warriors 112-104 on Saturday to close within a game of the Lakers for the Pacific Division lead. Blake Griffin added 20 points, DeAndre Jordan 18 and Mo Williams 14 in the Clippers' third straight win and 11th in their last 13 games. They are also chasing the idle...

Video: Chris Paul dunks?

Clippers point guard is one of the best below-the-rim finishers in the NBA. Paul is able to make layups from a number of difficult angles and makes it look easy. Saturday, Paul displayed his hops with this fast break dunk (yes, DUNK)  against the Warriors: Most people probably forgot CP3 was able to get up [...]

Warriors F Lee out indefinitely

Golden State Warriors forward David Lee has been ruled out indefinitely due to a groin injury. Lee underwent an MRI exam on Friday that revealed the severity of the injury and was shut down until he is fully healed. With only eight games remaining, it could spell the end of Lee's season. Lee, who will turn 29 on April 29, is averaging 20.1 points and 9.6 rebounds for Golden...

Kenyon Martin says Lebron's hairline is running joke in NBA (Video)

Previously on That NBA Lottery Pick, we have noted a running joke about Lebron James and his receding hairline.Recently, Clippers forward Kenyon Martin decided to tell the nice folks over at TMZ that Lebron's hairline has become a joke among the league:

Thunder-Clippers Preview

The Los Angeles Clippers are rolling toward their first playoff berth in six seasons, but they're seeking a loftier goal. The surging Clippers, in contention for the first division title in franchise history, will try for their second win over the Western Conference-leading Oklahoma City Thunder in less than week Monday night. Los Angeles (37-23) has won 11 of 13, including...

Warriors-Clippers Preview

Entrenched in a tight playoff race, Blake Griffin is fully aware of possible playoff scenarios, but realizes the most important thing is simply that the Los Angeles Clippers win. They haven't done a good job of that, however, against the lowly Golden State Warriors. Winners of 10 of 12, the surging Clippers look to inch closer to securing their first playoff berth in six years...

Jamario Moon To Sign With Bobcats

Jamario Moon is currently with the D-League's Los Angeles D-Fenders.

Paul wins sportsmanship award

Los Angeles Clippers' All-Star point guard Chris Paul Monday was announced by the NBA as the Pacific Division's winner for the 2011-12 NBA Sportsmanship Award. Paul is joined by Cleveland's Antawn Jamison, Dallas' Jason Kidd, Miami's Shane Battier, Minnesota's Luke Ridnour and New York's Jeremy Lin as finalists for the award. The NBA Sportsmanship Award...

Derrick Rose: I’m sick and tired of people taking cheap shots at me

As an explosive point guard who loves to slash toward the rim, Derrick Rose tends to take quite a beating. Hard fouls against guys like Rose, Rajon Rondo, and Chris Paul are a common occurrence. However, Rose believes there are players in the league who have been playing too rough with him, and after Charlie Villanueva left the bridge of his nose bloody with a flagrant foul on Sunday...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.