The Warriors took one look at the new Clippers and promptly treated them as they did the old Clippers, rolling to a 141-113 win Monday night in Los Angeles.
Stephen Curry scored 31 points, Kevin Durant 19, Draymond Green 16 and Klay Thompson 15. JaVale McGee added 10 off the bench in the team’s most impressive game of the season.
One night after committing a season-high 26 turnovers against Detroit, the Warriors totaled a season-low 12 giveaways in beating LA for the 11th consecutive time.
STANDOUT PERFORMER: Durant was tremendous and Curry was even better. But Green, coming off a poor performance Sunday, was spectacular at both ends.
Green’s line: 16 points (5-of-8 shooting, 1-of-2 from deep, 5-of-8 from the line), nine rebounds, six assists, two steals and one block. He played 31 minutes and finished plus-18.
Moreover, Green once again stifled Clippers star Blake Griffin, who totaled 16 points and three rebounds, finishing minus-23 in 30 minutes.
TURNING POINT: When the Clippers closed to within four (49-45) on a lob dunk by DeAndre Jordan with 5:15 left in the second quarter, the Warriors responded with a 17-5 run, taking a 66-50 lead on a Thompson 3-pointer with 2:01 left in the half.
The Clippers got within nine (90-81) with four minutes left in the third quarter before the Warriors closed the quarter on yet another 17-5 run to pull away.
INJURY UPDATE: Warriors: No injuries were listed. C Damian Jones is on assignment with the G-League Santa Cruz Warriors.
Clippers: G Milos Teodosic (L foot plantar fasciitis) was listed as out.
WHAT’S NEXT: The Warriors return to action on Thursday, when they face the Spurs at AT&T Center in San Antonio. Coverage on NBC Sports Bay Area begins at 4 p.m., with tipoff scheduled for 5:05.