Jordan Poole erupted for 22 of his game-high 34 factors within the third quarter because the Golden State Warriors rallied for a 115-91 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday in San Francisco.
Taking part in as soon as once more with out Stephen Curry and Andrew Wiggins, the Warriors fell behind by 12 factors shortly after halftime earlier than flipping the sport in a one-sided third interval.
Poole led a 42-point offensive explosion within the quarter by sinking 4 3-pointers, one 2-pointer and eight free throws, single-handedly altering the staff’s fortunes after Golden State shot 3 of 23 from 3-point vary within the first half.
Equally necessary was the Golden State protection, which not solely restricted the Clippers to 16 third-quarter factors en path to a 15-point lead, however then held the guests with out a area purpose for the primary 5:44 of the ultimate interval whereas increasing the benefit to 98-74.
With each groups waiting for the second half of back-to-backs on Friday evening, reserves dominated the ultimate six minutes as Golden State moved a recreation forward of the Clippers within the Western standings with a second win in three head-to-head conferences this season.
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Poole completed 9-for-20 total, 5-for-12 on 3-point makes an attempt and 11-for-12 on the line en path to his eleventh 30-point recreation of the season.
Klay Thompson chipped in with a career-high 11 rebounds to enhance 19 factors for the Warriors, and Draymond Inexperienced flirted with a triple-double earlier than leaving the sport with 11 factors, 9 rebounds and a game-high 9 assists.
Jonathan Kuminga (19) and Kevon Looney (11) additionally scored in double figures for the Warriors. Donte DiVincenzo matched Thompson’s team-high rebound complete with 11, serving to Golden State enhance to 4-0 on a homestand that ends Friday towards the New Orleans Pelicans.
Kawhi Leonard had a team-high 21 factors and Mason Plumlee a game-high 20 rebounds to steer the Clippers, who misplaced their fourth recreation in a row.
Plumlee’s board complete was one shy of his profession excessive, set in February 2021 as a member of the Detroit Pistons, and have been a part of a double-double with 12 factors.
Eric Gordon added 16 factors and Paul George 11 for the Clippers, who wound up 9-for-43 (20.9 p.c) on 3-point makes an attempt.
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