Williams pushes LA past shorthanded Golden State
The Golden State Warriors were without their starting backcourt and the Los Angeles Clippers took advantage defeating the hosts 125-106 Wednesday evening at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.
Leading the way for the Clippers was Lou Williams, with the 31-year old veteran shooting guard from Lithonia, Georgia scoring a career high 50 points while dishing out seven assists and pulling down two rebounds for the game.
Williams was 16-for-27 while drilling another career high eight shots beyond the three-point line.
The Clippers held the Warriors to only 16 points in the final frame to pull off the upset. Los Angeles snapped a 12 game losing streak to Golden State, as the hosts had dominated the California rivalry for the past few seasons.
The Warriors were without Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry for the game, with Thompson receiving a rest day and Curry suffering a minor ankle injury in practice.
Leading the way for Golden State in defeat was Kevin Durant, as the 29-year old small forward from Washington D.C. scored a team high 40 points while pulling down four rebounds and dishing out four assists.
Durant also picked up a major milestone for his career with a jumper in the second quarter as the Golden State star passed over 20,000 career points. The Warriors small forward is the second fastest to 20,000 career points in a career.
Los Angeles will now head to Sacramento to take on the Kings Thursday and the Warriors leave town to travel to Milwaukee to take on the Bucks on Friday.
The Warriors are 10/19 to win the NBA Championship, while the Boston Celtics are 999/1 to take the title.
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