The Los Angeles Clippers haven't needed many points from Blake Griffin and Chris Paul to get off to their best start in five years.
The Golden State Warriors probably need more from top returning scorer David Lee to string together wins, and now they'll be without key reserve Brandon Rush.
These Pacific Division rivals split four meetings last season, and the Clippers will look to improve to 3-0 in Saturday night's matchup at Staples Center.
Los Angeles has opened with consecutive victories for the first time since its 4-0 start in 2007-08. Griffin and Paul combined to average more than 40 points a season ago, but they have combined for 56 points so far.
Reserve Jamal Crawford has scored nearly that many on his own. The new Clippers guard has 50, including a team-high 21 in Friday's 105-95 win over the Lakers.
"We're getting better as a team," Griffin said. "It's a great win for us, because they're a great team and they're in our division."
Lee was one of 12 players in the lea...