Blake Griffin/Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Clippers
The Clippers must have been wondering why there were so many cheers for the Golden State Warriors when they were overtaking the Clippers and defeating them 124-117 on Thursday night at Staples Center.
After all, the Clippers were the home team. Well, Warriors fans have shown in the past they travel well. And, who knows? Perhaps some of the Clippers fans couldn’t help but appreciate what they were seeing – a team that stays united down the stretch.
“They made a statement of just being more together,” Blake Griffin said of the Warriors. “All we can do now is watch the film, correct some mistakes, move on and win a game tomorrow night.
“They were more together down the stretch, in the same sense of how we were early on. But in the end, they trusted their game plan, saw it all the way through and executed.”
The Clippers led by 23 points twice in the second quarter and by 10 points with 5:54 to play before being outscored 25-8 at the finish.
Griffin scored 27 points, only nine in the second half.
The Clippers (6-5) play Friday night at Portland (4-9).