The Clippers had grown tired of the losses to the Warriors this season and thumped them 115-89 Saturday night. Chris Paul in particular was fired up about the game and wanted the big win.
“The first time they beat us here, you would have thought they won the NBA Finals,” Paul [said]. “Then they beat us up there pretty handily, so we wanted to protect our home court. This was the third time we’ve played those guys at the end of a back-to-back, so we knew if we let them get out and run, we’d be in for a long night.”