OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Draymond Green had 23 points and six assists and the Golden State Warriors beat the Los Angeles Clippers 106-98 on Sunday for their sixth straight home victory.
Klay Thompson added 21 points on 9-for-13 shooting in the matinee with both teams leaving town and having a game Monday.
Shaun Livingston gave Golden State another nice lift off the bench with a season-best 21 points and eight rebounds in 28 minutes as the supporting cast took some pressure off do-everything point guard Stephen Curry.
Curry, greeted by chants of “M-V-P!,” didn’t score his first field goal until 5:16 before halftime and finished with 12 points and four assists.
Austin Rivers had 22 points off the bench and JJ Redick scored 18 points to lead Los Angeles in another physical, testy matchup between the rivals after the Clippers eliminated Golden State in the first round of last season’s playoffs.