Clippers vs. Warriors – NBA Game Recap – November 23, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO — — When the opposing defenders focus an excessive amount of consideration on Splash Brothers Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins lets unfastened and makes them pay.

Wiggins scored a season-excessive 31 factors, hitting again-to-again 3-pointers throughout a key stretch halfway via the third quarter, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Los Angeles Clippers 124-107 on Wednesday evening.

“Steph’s going to be Steph, all the time,” Wiggins mentioned. “Tonight the ball was transferring and located lots of people, made some photographs.”

Wiggins shot 12 for 18 and matched his most 3-pointers this season with six in his third straight 20-level efficiency.

“He’s taking pictures the lights out. He’s simply been so constant from the sector and from the three-level line,” coach Steve Kerr mentioned. “You see how snug he’s in our offense, always slipping to the rim.”

Curry added 22 factors, 9 assists and 6 rebounds, whereas Thompson scored 18 factors. He hit his first three photographs and two 3-pointers and 4 of his preliminary 5 photographs on the way in which to fifteen factors within the opening quarter.

After a sluggish begin this season discovering his taking pictures groove, Thompson was coming off a season-finest 41-level recreation at Houston on Sunday wherein he made 10 3s.

Marcus Morris Sr. had 19 factors to guide the Clippers and Terance Mann added 17. Amir Coffey made his preliminary three area objectives, however Los Angeles went simply 5 for 13 from lengthy vary within the first half to fall behind 66-47 on the break because the Warriors shot 56.5%.

John Wall was restricted to 9 factors on 2-for-8 taking pictures and missed all three of his 3-level makes an attempt.

Clippers star Kawhi Leonard sat out with a sprained proper ankle after he landed on it Monday whereas attempting to dam a shot within the fourth quarter Monday evening in a house victory over Utah.

Kerr desires to make use of Draymond Green extra recurrently with the second unit when attainable to offer the reserves a dependable ballhandler and flooring chief given their latest struggles.

“It seems good and we’ll proceed to do it,” Kerr mentioned of Green main the second staff.

Early within the fourth, Green drove the size of the ground and into the field then dished off to Anthony Lamb for a layup that made it 103-82 with 10:41 to play. Green completed with 12 assists, 9 factors and 7 rebounds.

“It’s enormous for the boldness of the blokes,” Green mentioned.

Golden State notched its fifth recreation within the final six with 30 or extra assists and leads the league. The Warriors dedicated solely 5 first-half turnovers and 13 total as Kerr confused caring for the ball.

Warriors received their seventh straight residence recreation and improved to eight-1 at Chase Center total.

TIP-INS

Clippers: Coach Tyronn Lue is not certain when Leonard will return. “Woke up with some soreness in his ankle. Saw the play, it was a little bit greater than we thought,” Lue mentioned. “But he is OK, feeling higher, getting higher. So we do not know a timetable proper now although.” … Los Angeles wound up 11 for 28 on 3s. … The Clippers have misplaced 4 straight on the Warriors’ residence flooring.

Warriors: Jordan Poole missed all eight of his 3-level makes an attempt in a uncommon off evening. Kerr was nonetheless happy with Poole’s recreation even when it did not present in his stat line. … Jonathan Kuminga blocked a shot by John Wall into the stands within the third. … The Warriors are 5-1 at residence in opposition to the Western Conference. … Golden State hasn’t misplaced at residence to the Clippers since a 108-101 defeat on Jan. 6, 2021. … On this date in 2016, the Warriors dished out a franchise-report 47 assists in opposition to the Lakers.

UP NEXT

Clippers: Host the Nuggets on Friday having dropped the previous two in opposition to Denver.

Warriors: Host the Jazz on Friday using a 4-recreation residence successful streak vs. Utah.

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