Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors is guarded by the Clippers’ J.J. Redick during Wednesday’s game at Oracle Arena in Oakland/AP photo by Marcio Jose Sanchez
The Golden State Warriors won all four games against the Clippers this season, six consecutive dating to this past season. After his Warriors defeated the Clippers 114-98 on Wednesday at Golden State, guard Klay Thompson spoke in complimentary tones about how difficult that was to accomplish.
“It’s tough to sweep the same team four times, especially against one of the better teams in the league, so we’re proud of it,” he said. “It’s a team we’ll face down the line, so it’s always great to sweep a team; it’s not easy.”
There is a strong chance the Clippers and Warriors will meet in the second round of the playoffs. Although Wednesday’s was a 16-point margin, the other three games this season were much closer as the Warriors won by four (112-108), seven (124-117) and three (115-112) points.