Sunday, December 17, 2017
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Warriors bounce back, stop Clippers

LOS ANGELES — Klay Thompson had 32 points, fellow Splash Brother Stephen Curry added 23 and the Warriors beat the Clippers 115-112 Saturday night to avoid their first losing streak of the season.

Golden State was coming off Friday's 32-point drubbing at Portland that snapped an 11-game winning streak. The Warriors appeared highly motivated to erase that memory from the opening tip, shooting 56 percent in the first half and twice leading by 15 in the second quarter.

Draymond Green had his NBA-leading 11th triple double with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists to help the defending champions improve to 49-5.

Jamal Crawford had 25 points off the bench, Chris Paul added 24 and DeAndre Jordan had 16 points and 21 rebounds for the Clippers, who fell to 19-6 without injured Blake Griffin. Their two earlier losses to the Warriors were by a combined 11 points with Griffin in the lineup.

Pablo Prigioni's 3-pointer brought Los Angeles within 115-112 with five seconds to go, long after both teams' best players had gone to the bench. That brought Thompson, Curry, Green Harrison Barnes back in a hurry.

Andre Iguodala's pass was stolen by Clippers guard C.J. Wilcox, but his rushed 3 fell well short of the basket as time expired.

Game highlights: Hassan Whiteside had 25 points and 23 rebounds in his return from a one-game suspension to help the host Heat beat the Wizards 114-94. It was only the 11th time in league history that a player had at least 20 points and 20 rebounds in a game off the bench. Miami played without All-Stars Dwyane Wade (left knee) and Chris Bosh (blood clots) for the second straight game. … Carmelo Anthony had 30 points and 11 rebounds as the host Knicks snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 103-95 victory over the Timberwolves. … Jabari Parker had career highs of 28 points and 13 rebounds as the Bucks snapped a six-game road skid with a 117-109 double-overtime win over the Hawks.

Report: Lee to Mavs: Former Florida standout David Lee, released recently by the Celtics, is expected to sign with the Mavericks today, Yahoo Sports reported. The two-time All-Star forward planned to sign after clearing waivers. Lee, 32, who won a championship ring with the Warriors last season, played 30 games for Boston this season.

Frye not ready: New Cavaliers forward Channing Frye did not accompany the team to Oklahoma City for today's game, further delaying his debut for Cleveland. Frye, obtained Thursday in a trade from Orlando, did not practice as expected Saturday and continued to have medical exams. He missed the 2012-13 season with a heart condition. But Cleveland coach Tyron Lue said there's "no concern at all" he won't be cleared.

Around the league: The Suns signed point guard Phil Pressey to a 10-day contract. Pressey played 14 games for Philadelphia this season before being waived.

Warriors 115, Clippers 112

GOLDEN STATE (115): Rush 3-6 0-0 6, Barnes 6-8 3-4 18, D.Green 9-14 0-0 18, Curry 5-15 10-12 23, K.Thompson 11-22 6-6 32, Iguodala 4-9 1-4 10, Livingston 1-2 0-0 2, Barbosa 1-2 0-0 2, Speights 2-4 0-0 4, Clark 0-0 0-0 0, Looney 0-0 0-0 0, J.Thompson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 42-82 20-26 115.

L.A. CLIPPERS (112): Mbah a Moute 0-1 0-0 0, Pierce 1-7 0-0 2, Jordan 7-13 2-4 16, Paul 10-19 1-1 24, Redick 6-11 3-3 16, Crawford 7-18 8-8 25, Johnson 3-6 0-0 8, J.Green 2-7 1-2 5, Prigioni 2-4 0-0 6, Aldrich 2-4 0-0 4, Wilcox 2-4 0-0 6, Stepheson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 42-94 15-18 112.

Golden State 33 30 30 22— 115

L.A. Clippers 20 33 31 28— 112

3sGolden State 11-31 (K.Thompson 4-9, Barnes 3-4, Curry 3-8, Iguodala 1-5, Barbosa 0-1, Rush 0-1, D.Green 0-3), L.A. Clippers 13-36 (Paul 3-7, Crawford 3-8, Prigioni 2-3, Wilcox 2-4, Johnson 2-5, Redick 1-4, Mbah a Moute 0-1, J.Green 0-1, Pierce 0-3). ReboundsGolden State 48 (D.Green 11), L.A. Clippers 53 (Jordan 21). AssistsGolden State 32 (D.Green 10), L.A. Clippers 24 (Paul 6). FoulsGolden State 19, L.A. Clippers 24. TechnicalsD.Green, Paul, Redick. A19,585 (19,060).

Heat 114, Wizards 94

WASHINGTON (94): Porter 3-8 1-2 7, Dudley 7-12 1-1 16, Gortat 6-12 2-5 14, Wall 5-17 2-2 12, Temple 0-4 0-0 0, Beal 8-20 1-4 19, Sessions 4-10 1-3 9, Morris 2-7 1-2 5, Nene 2-3 0-0 4, Oubre Jr. 1-3 1-1 3, Gooden 2-3 1-1 5, Eddie 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 40-99 11-21 94.

MIAMI (114): Winslow 6-10 2-5 14, Deng 11-18 5-5 27, Stoudemire 2-3 0-0 4, Dragic 9-20 6-7 24, Green 2-8 0-0 5, Richardson 2-8 0-0 5, Whiteside 11-15 3-7 25, McRoberts 1-6 1-2 3, Udrih 3-8 1-2 7, Haslem 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 47-96 18-28 114.

Washington 19 25 24 26— 94

Miami 30 29 23 32— 114

3sWashington 3-22 (Beal 2-8, Dudley 1-4, Oubre Jr. 0-1, Temple 0-1, Gooden 0-1, Morris 0-1, Porter 0-3, Wall 0-3), Miami 2-13 (Green 1-3, Richardson 1-3, McRoberts 0-1, Deng 0-1, Udrih 0-2, Dragic 0-3). ReboundsWashington 56 (Gortat 13), Miami 72 (Whiteside 23). AssistsWashington 13 (Wall 4), Miami 23 (Dragic 8). FoulsWashington 23, Miami 20. A19,710 (19,600).

Knicks 103, Timberwolves 95

NEW YORK (103): Anthony 12-23 6-7 30, Porzingis 2-6 2-2 6, Lopez 11-14 4-4 26, Calderon 4-8 0-0 9, Afflalo 4-10 0-0 11, Thomas 5-10 0-0 11, Galloway 3-7 0-0 6, Vujacic 0-2 0-0 0, O'Quinn 0-1 0-0 0, Williams 1-2 2-3 4. Totals 42-83 14-16 103.

MINNESOTA (95): Prince 0-2 0-0 0, Dieng 1-6 1-2 3, Towns 10-23 4-5 24, Rubio 2-6 4-6 9, Wiggins 8-20 6-8 24, LaVine 7-14 0-0 14, Muhammad 8-11 2-2 20, Martin 0-2 1-2 1, Rudez 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 36-84 18-25 95.

New York 31 28 22 22— 103

Minnesota 16 32 13 34— 95

3sNew York 5-17 (Afflalo 3-5, Thomas 1-3, Calderon 1-4, Galloway 0-2, Anthony 0-3), Minnesota 5-12 (Muhammad 2-2, Wiggins 2-2, Rubio 1-1, Towns 0-1, Prince 0-1, LaVine 0-5). ReboundsNew York 60 (Lopez 16), Minnesota 38 (Towns 8). AssistsNew York 17 (Anthony 4), Minnesota 24 (Rubio 16). FoulsNew York 19, Minnesota 11. TechnicalsMinnesota defensive three second. A16,663 (19,356).

Bucks 117, Hawks 109 2 OT

MILWAUKEE (117): Antetokounmpo 8-17 3-4 19, Parker 11-21 6-7 28, Plumlee 3-4 0-0 6, Mayo 3-8 1-2 9, Middleton 4-16 3-4 12, Carter-Williams 6-14 5-8 17, Monroe 10-20 4-7 24, Vaughn 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 46-104 22-32 117.

ATLANTA (109): Bazemore 1-5 0-0 2, Millsap 10-24 5-8 27, Horford 8-14 0-0 17, Teague 2-8 1-2 5, Korver 5-11 0-0 12, Sefolosha 3-11 1-3 8, Muscala 0-0 0-0 0, Schroder 10-19 2-2 25, Hardaway Jr. 2-6 3-3 7, Scott 3-8 0-0 6. Totals 44-106 12-18 109.

Milwaukee 31 23 21 19 11 12— 117

Atlanta 29 21 18 26 11 4— 109

3sMilwaukee 3-17 (Mayo 2-5, Middleton 1-6, Antetokounmpo 0-1, Vaughn 0-2, Carter-Williams 0-3), Atlanta 9-41 (Schroder 3-8, Korver 2-6, Millsap 2-7, Horford 1-4, Sefolosha 1-4, Teague 0-2, Scott 0-3, Hardaway Jr. 0-3, Bazemore 0-4). Fouled OutAntetokounmpo. ReboundsMilwaukee 82 (Parker 13), Atlanta 54 (Millsap 11). AssistsMilwaukee 23 (Mayo 6), Atlanta 31 (Schroder 10). FoulsMilwaukee 21, Atlanta 27. A18,653 (18,729).

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