We know you’re familiar with the sentiment, “break someone’s ankles”, when referencing a basketball handling move so dominant and creative that it causes the person guarding you to literally sway from side to side and sometimes fall. If you’ve never seen this done, click the link below and watch the video.
Despite the contents of the video, the Clippers were off to a promising start at the beginning of the evening. The Los Angeles team dominated the first half of the game by holding the Warriors and Stephen Curry to a 17-point deficit. The Clippers had all the right ingredients to take home a win. Even Clipper Coach Doc Rivers stated, “We had the right mindset, we had the right energy. We just couldn’t sustain it.”
With all of that said, what happened? After a second quarter torturing from the Clippers, the Warriors had enough. Even the bench of Golden State outscored the Clippers throughout the second half. They were also 4 of 7 from the three-point line after this point. The Warriors lived up to their name, fighting to take the lead at 72-71.
There were a few more lead changes, but you could now see the fervor in the eyes of the Golden State giant. The game was pretty much in the bag for the Warriors after Andre Iguodala completed his two foul shots with little effort.
Curry ended with 27 points and Klay Thompson added 25. Chris Paul had 27 points in the defeat. The Warriors came away with a 110-106 win and broke some ankles while doing so.